Mg.sc.ing. Edgars Kuka

Izglītība

2017 – Master of Engineering Science in Material Science (Mg.sc.ing.), Riga Technical University, Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry.

2015 – Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Chemistry (B.sc.chem.), Riga Technical University, Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry.

Zinātniskās intereses un kompetence

Production and testing of wood plastic composites; products life cycle assessment (life cycle analysis); thermo-hygro treatment of wood; enhancement of birch plywood surface properties with different methods; combined wood treatment including thermal modification and impregnation; determination of copper in wood.

Nozīmīgākie projekti

2017-2020 – ERDF project – Wood with improved service properties due to combination of thermal modification and impregnation (No. 1.1.1.1./16/A/133), research assistant.

2016-2018 – FSCC project – Wood based composites with improved properties (No. 1.2.1.1/16/A/009), research assistant.

2014-2017 – SRP project – Forest and earth entrails resources: research and sustainable utilization – new products and technologies (ResProd) (No. 2014.10-4/VPP-6/6), research assistant.

2014-2015 – ERDF project – Plywood from thermally modified veneer with improved durability properties (No. 2014/0018/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/040), research assistant.

2012-2015 – FSCC project – Wood composite materials with improved properties (No. 4-06/32-P4), research assistant.

Papildus informācija

PhD student in field of Material Science in Riga Technical University (from September 2017).

Nozīmīgākās publikācijas

Kuka, E., Cirule, D., Andersone, I., Miklasevics, Z., Andersons, B. Life cycle inventory for currently produced pine roundwood. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 235, 613-625 (doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.07.004). 

Kuka, E., Cirule, D., Kajaks, J., Andersone, I., Andersons, B. Wood particle size influence on water resistance and mechanical properties of thermally modified wood-polypropylene composites. International Wood Products Journal, 2018, 9(2), 90-95 (doi: 10.1080/20426445.2018.1493069).

Cirule, D., Kuka, E., Verovkins, A., Andersone, I. Restriction Of liquid water spreading in overlaid plywood top veneer. Research for Rural Development, 2018, 1, 86-91 (doi: 10.22616/rrd.24.2018.013).

Antons, A., Cirule, D., Verovkins, A., Kuka, E. Effect of thermal treatment on physical and mechanical properties of birch and pine wood. Research for Rural Development, 2018, 1, 78-85 (doi: 10.22616/rrd.24.2018.012).

Kuka, E., Cirule, D., Kajaks, J., Janberga, A., Andersone, I., Andersons, B. Fungal Degradation of Wood Plastic Composites Made with Thermally Modified Wood Residues. Key Engineering Materials, 2017, 721, 8-12 (doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.721.8).

Kuka, E., Cirule, D., Kajaks, J., Andersone, I., Andersons, B. Wood Plastic Composites Made with Thermally Modified Birch Wood Residues. International Wood Products Journal, 2016, 7(4), 210-215 (doi: 10.1080/20426445.2016.1214439).

Cirule, D., Meija-Feldmane, A., Kuka, E., Andersons, B., Kurnosova, N., Antons, A., Tuherm, H. Spectral Sensitivity of Thermally Modified and Unmodified Wood. BioResources, 2016, 11(1), 324-335 (doi: 10.15376/biores.11.1.324-335).