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This advanced program will give you the opportunity to contribute to the optimization of wood use and processing, improve understanding of the properties of ligneous materials, and develop new, sustainable products.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in wood sciences, or an equivalent degree.

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.33.

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Applicants must have a good understanding of written English.

Research Areas

  • Wood quality
  • Wood composites
  • Secondary wood processing
  • Product development
  • Sustainability of materials and structures
  • Ecodesign
  • Wood product lifecycle analysis
  • Strategic design of manufacturing systems
  • Wood anatomy
  • Machining
  • Wood mechanics
  • Wood framing
  • Wood chemistry
  • Bioactive molecules in forest biomass


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences website giving their fields of research in wood sciences. (In French only).

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.

Alexis Achim

Research areas: Silviculture, properties of wood, airborne lidar, dendroclimatology
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Véronic Landry

Research areas: Wood finishing products, wood impregnation, polymer chemistry
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