Andreja Kutnar


About Me

Dr. Andreja Kutnar is a full professor in the field wood science at the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia and director of the research institute InnoRenew CoE, established in the frame of the H2020 Teaming project. She was an Executive Board member of InnovaWood for six years and in the years 2020/2021 president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

Her areas of expertise include wood composites, thermo- hydro-mechanical treatment of wood, and adhesive bonding. Her work focuses on research projects in the fields of natural science, technology, sustainable development of the wood industry, environmental impact assessment of new materials, products, and technologies from origin, manufacturing, use/alteration to reuse or recycle.

She is coordinator of the New European Bauhaus Academy Alliance, NEB Academy, a training network first announced by European Commission President von der Leyen in Finland in November 2022, aiming to give a decisive push for new skills and education across all levels of the construction sector.

Dr. Andreja Kutnar received the distinguished Zois Certificate of Recognition for important scientific achievements in the field of wood science and was included in the prestigious European Commission campaign #EUwomen4future that draws attention to outstanding women working in research, innovation, education, culture and sport. She serves as a member of the Climate Council of the Republic of Slovenia and a member of the Commission for Sustainability in Sport at the Olympic Committee of Slovenia.