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Edmond Raphael

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Germany
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1939
  • Age: 82
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Was born on December 31, 1939, a chemist and a Christian Arab professor, holding German nationality, he is a scientist in wood and forest chemistry, a scientist in physical chemistry,an academic and holds many important patents and is officially registered in his name.

From 1970 to 1993 he worked in technical wood research at the "Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research" in Braunschweig, Germany. Soon his research focused on various wood materials and their production using synthetic resins such as phenol-formaldehyde resins, phenoblasts or amino plastics. On this topic, Raphael also wrote his postdoctoral thesis on the possibilities of gluing wood chips with phenol-formaldehyde resins and sulfur waste sulfur, which was rehabilitated in 1976 at the George August University School of Forestry in Göttingen, and thus obtained a teaching license (venia legendi) on the topic "Chemistry the wood".


Achievements and Awards

On the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, a conference in honor of Edmond Raphael was held at the University of Göttingen on April 21, 2005, and the conference was titled “The Wood Industry and Wood Products in Change”. For this purpose, about 120 scientists and experts in science and industry from Germany, Chile and others gathered for the conference.

The Borden Award for Forest Research, 1982, which is awarded by the Forest Research Institute in the United States of America.

The Wilhelm Klauditz Award for research in wood, forestry and environmental protection, 1988, which is awarded by the International Wood Association every four years, and he is the first winner of this international award since its foundation in 1988.


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