Dr.sc.ing. Juris Grīniņš

Education

2016 - Doctor of science in engineering (Dr.sc.ing.), Chemical engineering science section. Riga Technical University, Faculty of Material Science and applied Chemistry. Doctoral thesis: “Improvement of the Properties of Birch Plywood with Thermo - Hydro Treatment Method”

Research Interests and Expertise

Improvement of durability and water related properties of wood and wood materials using different modification techniques. Thermo - hydro treatment. Treatment with polymer resin solutions. Water resistant board materials from wood processing residues.

Significant Projects

Postdoctoral research project "Improvement of the properties of birch plywood using impregnation with polymer resins”. Nr.1.1.1.2/VIAA/1/16/210, agreement Nr. 1.1.1.2/16/I/001 (2018-2020) - Project manager

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project „Biorefinery concept for birch bark processing into value added green products and materials”. Nr. 1.1.1.1/16/A/042 (2016-2017) - Researcher

Forest sector competence center project "Modification of birch plywood”. Nr. 0135/KC/16/10 (2016-2018) - Researcher

ERDF  project „Plywood from thermally modified veneer with improved durability properties”. Nr. 2014/0018/ 2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/040 (2014-2015) - Engineer

ERDF project „Innovative wood and its processing materials with upgraded service properties”. Nr. 2010/0324/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/10/APIA/VIAA/057 (2011-2013) - Scientiffic assistant

Significant Publications

  1. Irbe I., Grinins J., Andersone I., Andersons B. 2017. Susceptibility of thermo-hydro-treated birch plywood to mould and blue stain fungi. Wood Material Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/17480272.2017.1335346.
  2. Grinins J., Andersons B., Irbe I., Andersone I., Meija-Feldmane A., Janberga A., Pavlovics G., Sansonetti E. 2016. Thermo-hydro treated (THT) birch veneers for plywood production with improved properties. Holzforschung, 70(8), 739-746.
  3. Grinins J., Irbe I., Andersons B., Andersone I., Meija-Feldmane A., Janberga A., Pavlovics G., Sansonetti E. 2016. Thermo-hydro treated (THT) birch plywood with improved service properties. International Wood Products Journal, 7(4), 181-187.
  4. Biziks V., Van Den Bulcke J., Grinins J., Militz H., Andersons B., Andersone I., Dhaene J., Van Acker J. 2016. Assessment of wood microstructural changes after one-stage thermo-hydro treatment (THT) by micro X-ray computed tomography. Holzforschung, 70 (2), 167 – 177.
  5. Biziks V., Andersons B., Sansonetti E., Andersone I., Militz H., Grinins J. 2015. One stage thermo-hydro treatment (THT) of hardwoods: An analysis of form stability after five soaking-drying cycles. Holzforschung, 69 (5), 563 – 571.
  6. Grinins J., Andersons B., Biziks V., Andersone I., Dobele G. 2013. Analytical pyrolysis as an instrument to study the chemical transformations of hydrothermally modified wood. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 103, 36-41.