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Dr. Jean-Luc Kouyoumji (Ph.D.)

Dr. Jean-Luc
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Dr. Jean-Luc Kouyoumji is living in Bordeaux, France. He is a renowned expert in the study of bamboo, wood industry and has been a research scientist since 1997 at F.C.B.A. (French Technological Institute of Forest Cellulose Wood and Furniture).

He is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Bamboo Science and Innovations (BSInnovations), a non-profit organization established in 2007. BSInnovations aims to promote bamboo’s use and the technical progress in several areas, including Planting – Harvesting – Applications in building, structure, carpentry, joinery, panels – Sustainability – Energy – Furniture. BSInnovation’s affiliation consists of an international network of universities, laboratories, experts, and companies with expert knowledge of bamboo transformation and commercial applications.

Dr. Kouyoumji is a World Bamboo Ambassador, a highly respected and regarded appointment by the World Bamboo Organization (WBO), U.S.A. He is an active contributor to speeches and technical papers connected with Research Engineering, Acoustic, energy building, bio-sourced materials, and project preparation to develop high-rise wooden buildings for French and European countries. In addition, he is a chairman of sessions at the International Congress on Acoustics, InterNoise and WoodRise congress, a Partner of European projects on acoustics, innovative demo buildings, and energy retrofitting using lightweight construction materials.

He has been responsible for over 30 R&D projects, written over 30 papers, and has written several books for international congresses and scientific reviews on acoustics, building energy, and bamboo. In addition, he has led multiple high-level bamboo research projects in China, the Philippines, Africa and Nepal.

Dr. Kouyoumji received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Building Sciences from Savoie University, France. He spends his leisure time building and designing musical instruments. He is happily married and has two sons.