Masoumeh Ghorbani


Masoumeh Ghorbani Assistentin

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
    Bereich FDW
    Solothurnstrasse 102
    2500 Biel


  • Project management; Experimental design; Development of relevant techniques i.e. synthesis and analytic techniques; Cooperation with industrial and academic research partners, Supervising students


  • Teaching is one of my greatest passions. I enjoy the teaching because of the opportunity to connect with people and share my knowledge. I learn by teaching and my dynamic personality makes it enjoyable for me. My first teaching experience was during my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology (1999-2003). Due to this privilege (the high ranked university), I could work as a part-time teacher in a private school at the same time where I taught Chemistry and Physics. That position provided me a wonderful opportunity in developing my teaching skills, as well as improving my overall goals in life. I found myself thinking of the high expectations I had when talking about academic standards, and it sparked my strong interest in teaching so that I took the opportunity whenever I could. The following teaching and instructing experience have been during my PhD and the current position (2013-present), mainly in Polymer Chemistry and Laboratory Techniques (Mechanical/Chemical Characterization Methods). Here is a short video of a training programme in the BFH:


  • Polymeric materials; Bio-based adhesives; Wood adhesives; Sustainable recourse; Environment; Bio-based resources; catalyzers; Pulp and paper industry; Adhesives


  • Masoumeh Ghorbani is currently working as a research assistant on Bio-based Wood Adhesive, at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. She completed her PhD in Lignin-based Wood Adhesive which was a subproject of ongoing FLIPPR (Future Lignin and Pulp Processing Research) project, at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Austria. Her Master was accomplished in Energy and Material Recovery at University of Borås in Sweden while she had got her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. As work experience, she obtained the opportunity of working as a research assistant at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and afterwards at Aalto University in Finland where she worked on Catalyzed Oxygen Delignification. Furthermore, Masoumeh had worked as a Process Engineer in a Wood and Paper company in Iran and possesses several certificates in this field.
  • 2017-present Research Assistant Bern University of Applied Sciences, SWITZERLAND
  • 2013-2017 Research Assistant (PhD Candidate) University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Dept. of Material Science and Process Engineering, Vienna, AUSTRIA
  • 2012-2013 Research Assistant Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, Dept. of Forest Products Technology, School of Chemical Technology, Helsinki, FINLAND
  • 2004-2010 Process Engineer Wood and Paper Industries, Talesh, IRAN
  • 2003-2004 Chemistry Teacher The Institute of Sharif, Tehran, IRAN
  • 2013-2017 PhD in Chemical Engineering/ Polymeric Material University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Dept. of Material Science and Process Engineering, Vienna, AUSTRIA
  • 2010-2012 MSc in Energy & Material Recovery University of Borås, Borås, SWEDEN
  • 1999-2003 B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN.


  • Development of a formaldehyde-free phenol type adhesive system for the manufacturing of plywood

  • Development of a fully bio-based adhesive for wood products

  • Lignorefinery II

  • Oxygen delignification of conventional Kraft pulps

  • The COMET-project FLIPPR “Future Lignin and Pulp Processing Research”

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Swedish - Limited working proficiency
  • German - Limited working proficiency
  • Persian - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Azerbaijani - Limited working proficiency
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of