Organization Name / Department
Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Organization Short Name
Website of the organization / department
Organization Type
Research organisation
Research Fields
Chemistry (CHE) Information Science and Engineering (ENG) Environment and Geosciences (ENV)
Sub-Fields / Keywords
biorefinery, wood materials, green chemicals and polymers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action(s) of interest
  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships
Short Description of the Organization / Department
LSIWC is one of the leading research centres in the Baltic region, covering a variety of wood and lignocellulose research levels from both fundamental and applied aspects. The mission of LSIWC is the development of scientifically based, environmentally friendly low-waste technologies for obtaining competitive materials and products from wood and other types of biomass.
The institute holds decades of experience in wood and other biomass investigations, and has a broad array of scientific infrastructure, which has been modernized in the recent years – from cutting edge analytical instruments to pilot scale biomass preparation and processing units. LSIWC is equipped to develop wood based solid materials (including testing and preservation); wood and cellulose fibre based composite materials; bio-based chemicals and materials obtained by hydrolysis, steam-explosion, pyrolysis, carbonisation, fermentation, or extraction; polymers for adhesives and foams; microbial biomass. Many of the developed technologies have been recognised by industrial partners in Latvia and abroad. Chemical and physical analysis of the biomass feedstocks or the developed products can be done, as well as life cycle assessment.
Furthermore, the staff of the institute have extensive experience in leading and implementing international projects. The work environment is supportive and friendly. Many of the researchers are supervisors of students from the biggest Latvian universities, working on their BSc, MSc, or PhD thesis. LSIWC is currently the second non-university scientific institution with its own Student Council, which keeps up social activities and helps to encourage early career researchers at LSIWC.
Previous Related Projects / Research Experience
European Regional Development Fund programme PostDoc Latvia (2016-2023) with 7 postdoctoral reasearchers.
HORIZON 2020 and HORIZON Europe projects (VIOBOND, CollectionCare, US4GREENCHEM and others)
MSCA -RISE project Celise
Numerous ERDF, ESF, national and international research projects.
Thematic areas and list of supervisors who are looking forward to preparing a project proposal with postdoctoral researchers
LSIWC is open to host and to assign a supervisor to Postdoctoral Fellows in relation to any of the scientific directions of the institute.
Contact Person/ Position in the Organisation/ Phone/ E-mail
Kristīne Meile, leading researcher
Necessary documents
CV and a short description of your project idea
According to MSCA and National conditions