Institute of

Wood Research


Michaela Höner

Institut für Holzforschung


Leuschnerstraße 91

21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf

Phone: +49 40 73962 601

Fax: +49 40 73962 699




M. Sc. Goran Schmidt

M. Sc. Goran  Schmidt
Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 73962 446
+49 40 73962 499

Personal background

  • 2014 - 2020 Doctoral studies (ongoing) at the Department of Biology; MIN Faculty of the University of Hamburg
  • 2011 - 2013 Master of Science in Wood, Forest & Environmental Sciences at the University of Hamburg and the Federal University of Amazonas
  • 2008 - 2011 Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Forestry Engineering at the University of Hamburg and the Federal University of Paraná
  • 2006 - 2008 Dipl.-Ing. basic study of environmental / energy process engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Voluntary commitments:

  • 2016-2019 Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Department of Biology UHH
  • 2017-2020 Member of the Doctoral Committee of the MIN Faculty


English, Chinese, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Fields of activity:

  • Frugal processes and building material engineering in developing and transition countries
  • Process engineering and products from alternative resources
  • Bio based and secondary resource
  • Recycling and mass flow analysi
  • Postgraduate e-learning and capacity building

Research Projects

Finished projects

  • 2017-2019: BRALECOMP - Brazilian-German research consortium for composite materials based on alternative lignocellulose
  • 2015-2017: Low-tech double-T beams based on bamboo composites for use in modular home systems on Zanzibar, Tanzania, by Livable Home GbR, Rosenheim
  • 2013-2016: Fraunhofer WKI African Bamboo Consortium of the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) and
  • 2009-2016: Brasil Norte-Sul: Annual expedition project to the South American forestry and wood sector - Brazil, Peru, Bolivia. Together with the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, GIZ and the DAAD
  • 2015: Germany North-South: Excursion project for students of forestry and environmental sciences at five Brazilian universities. Together with the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil and the DAAD
  • 2015-2016: Wood Drive: Teaching Lab Experimental course to develop new teaching approaches in the first year. Design, implement and test composite components for a go-kart vehicle. Supported by the MIN faculty at the University of Hamburg.