DR Benoit Belleville

DR Benoit Belleville


  • Agricultural Research (Plantation, Value-chain, Development)
  • Engineering (Product development and performance)
  • Mechanical Properties (Engineering and Design Properties)
  • Wood Processing (2nd and 3rd transformation, manufacturing processes)
  • Wood Processing Value Chain (Plantation timber, production efficiency)
  • Wood Science



  • Benoit Belleville holds a PhD in wood science from Laval University, Canada. Dr Belleville is a wood engineer and research fellow at the University of Melbourne working within the Sustainable and Renewable Forest Products Group. He has published over 80 research papers, book chapters, and articles on wood processing, wood technology and wood products manufacturing. His research focuses on wood as a sustainable and renewable material, reflecting his technical skills, engineering background and research experience in wood science and technology. His work involves product development, mechanical behaviour of materials, material characterization and process optimisation. His expertise has engaged him in research in Australia, Canada, France, Chile, Lao PDR, and Papua New-Guinea.



Member of

  • Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC CAMP.H). Collaborating Researcher 2018 -
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology. Student member 2008 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    • External research-based (Consultancy) for Boral Timber for the provision of professional services in relation to ECR project on wood welding (2016)
    • External research-based (Consultancy) for Parks Victoria for the provision of professional services in relation to determination of selected wood physical and  mechanical properties (2018)
    • External research-based (Consultancy) for R.K. & J.E. Washusen for the provision of professional services in relation to determination of selected wood physical and mechanical properties (2018)



Education and training

  • Cert., University of Melbourne 2016
  • Ph.D., Laval University 2012
  • M.Sc., Laval University 2008
  • B.Eng., Laval University 2006
  • Cert.Pub.Comm., Laval University 2001

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Quebec Council of Forest Industries and the 2011 Wood Week organizing committee, 2011
  • Industrial Innovation Scholarship (IIS), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Fonds Quebecois de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies, 2010
  • Industrial postgraduate scholarship (IPS), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available for co-supervision (not principal supervisor)

    Research interests: Wood 2nd & 3rd transformation, wood welding, wood mechanical properties, quality control and industrial statistics, woody biomass and energy