Wood has long been important in our daily lives with its use as a building material, in furniture, and as part of other commodities. It is a permanently utilizable material that is naturally derived and generated daily through photosynthesis. The hollow fibrous structure of wood confers various properties to it. For example, wood is lightweight yet strong, it offers high heat insulation, and it has a significant ability to adjust to humidity. The major research goals of our laboratory are to  apply theoretical knowledge to the effective utilization of wood,  propose technological applications for wood in residences, and  quantify the public benefit of wood utilization in modern society.