Bronia Stefanowski

Bronia has over eight years’ experience working at Biocomposites Centre of Bangor University.  During this time she gained experience in both academic and commercial R&D at laboratory and pilot scale.  She has worked with bio-based composite materials, ranging from straw to wood to waste materials, such as coffee and pineapple.  She also completed her Doctorate at Bangor University, as part of the ECO-SEE project.  This study was part of a global investigation aiming to address the issue of health problems associated with modern low carbon buildings.  The project studied innovative building materials developed to enhance the materials capacity to capture VOCs.  Bronia especially investigated the valorisation of bio-wastes in wood-based panels, to act as scavengers for indoor air pollutants. From this study, work has been presented internationally, published in leading journals and she has contributed chapters to scientific textbooks.

Since 2018, Bronia has been employed as a wood and wood modification specialist on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Biocomposites Centre and Lignia Wood Company Ltd.  Lignia is a wood modification company that produces a highly durable wood product with the aims to replace the utilisation of Burmese teak in yacht decking and hardwoods in other applications. Bronia’s role is to liaise with Bangor University connecting scientific expertise directly with LIGNIA innovation, towards optimising LIGNIA’s product and research and development.

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