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Behind every advancement in science and education is a group of dedicated thought leaders. In the Department of Forest Biomaterials, our people are at the core of what makes us a leader in natural resource discoveries. Our dedication to teamwork, exceptional learning and creating global impacts, makes us the go-to place for future and current leaders in bioresource industries.

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Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

Our people are recognized worldwide for their cutting-edge research in advanced manufacturing, novel forest-based biomaterials, paper science and processes, renewable chemicals and energy, business processes and innovation, and sustainable materials and technology. We are a powerhouse with an ecosystem built for achievement and collaboration. Our research teams are cross-disciplinary and are often comprised of experts from a variety of fields within Forest Biomaterials, the broader College of Natural Resources, other colleges at NC State and representatives from government agencies, the private sector, industry or other universities.

Get to know our innovative undergraduate students, top-notch graduate students, faculty experts, amazing extension specialists and successful alumni.