Wilhelm Klauditz Fellowship

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI announces a Research Fellowship in all areas of wood science, technology and engineering.

The Fellowship is aimed to senior-level faculty eligible for sabbatical leave who want to pursue world-class research at the Fraunhofer WKI.

The Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI) is one of 67 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. As one of the leading organizations for applied research in Europe it offers ambitious scientists challenging tasks coupled with responsibility and room for creativity. 

The Fellowship will cover travel expenses to and from Braunschweig, Germany and a stipend of up to 36,000 Euros (gross) per year. Office and laboratory space for the proposed research will be provided.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit the following documents:

  • Current resume with the list of publications and research accomplishments
  • Short, max. one page pre-proposal describing the research to be conducted at WKI and expected results
  • Requested duration of the stay (min 6 Mo)

Selected candidates will be asked to submit full proposal and three letters of recommendation. The proposals can be in any area of the applicant’s interest (not necessarily areas currently covered by the Institute) and must contain link to potential applications or research implementation. Research proposals in the areas of but not limited to wood composite materials, natural materials based high strength cellulose or carbon fibers, novel materials and technologies are of a particular interest.

Applicants are encouraged to review the WKI web site for information about the facilities available at the Institute and are expected to conduct independent research while at WKI. Reasonable research and travel budgets will be provided by the Institute. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.


Applications should be sent to

Prof. Dr. Ing. Bohumil Kasal (Director)
Fraunhofer WKI
Bienroder Weg 54E
38108 Braunschweig

or via Email to wk.fellowship@wki.fraunhofer.de

Former Wilhelm Klauditz Fellows

Hatem Abushammala

Dr. Abushammala is materials scientist / chemist with eleven years of research experience in the field of bio-based nanomaterials and polymers with a focus on nanocellulose. He has been honoured with national and international prestigious awards for outstanding research.

Glenn Morrison, PhD

Glenn Morrison is professor in Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina. He is particularly interested in the physics and chemistry of indoor air pollution.

Professor Morrison is a former president of the “International Society on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)” and an elected member of the “ISIAQ Academy of Fellows”.

Greg Foliente, PhD

Greg Foliente is Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and Director at nBLue Pty Ltd.

He leads interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, education, consulting and collaboration initiatives that advance innovation in the built environment and urban systems sectors, with a primary focus towards improved sustainability, liveability and resilience.

Previously, he led R&D programs in Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO.

Frederick Kamke, PhD

Frederick Kamke is Professor and Director of Wood-Based Composites Center at Oregon State University. His specialization is heat and mass transfer in wood and wood-based products, with emphasis on adhesion science, modeling, manufacture and performance of wood-based composites, and green building materials.

Professor Kamke is a Fellow in the International Academy of Wood Science and a past president of the Society for Wood Science and Technology.