Manfred Dunky studied Polymer Engineering and Science at the University in Leoben, Austria, and got his PhD 1980 on “Chemical-physical characterization of UF resins for the particleboard industry”. His nearly 40 years career he spent mainly in the chemical and wood based panels industry (Krems Chemie/Neste/Dynea as well as in the Kronospan group), now recently retiring. His preferred working topic were development and application of formaldehyde based wood adhesives and production technology in the wood based panels industry, also travelling extensively to solve mill issues throughout whole Europe.

Beside of this industry career he has taught since 1996 extensively as well as supervised students at several universities and got 2000 his habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification) for “Wood Science with special consideration of wood based panels” at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. He was authoring scientific original works, review articles, and one basic text book and also gave many presentations at conferences, such as at several Wood Adhesives Conferences. During the last 25 years he also put emphasis on adhesives based on natural resources.