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Working side-by-side with world-class faculty and industry leaders, our graduate students gain the knowledge to become faculty members, researchers and industry professionals.

Exploring the Extraordinary

The Department of Forest Biomaterials is an internationally-recognized leader in graduate education. Our graduate programs emphasize hands-on research, teaching and real-world opportunities. Our graduate students advocate for sustainable practices in their fields and have the knowledge, skills and willingness required to succeed as responsible engineers, scientists, teachers and practitioners.

Since our founding, we’ve been known for research and educational excellence in biomass utilization and the development of sustainable biomaterials. As an incubator for novel and innovative solutions to industry challenges, we translate and apply research that drives discovery and generates value, advances knowledge through science, serves NC State’s land-grant mission, and trains future leaders.

Our graduate students receive a great deal of faculty, financial and technological support. In return, they play an integral role in the success of our college by:

  • Working alongside of our world-renowned faculty on groundbreaking research projects;
  • Managing and implementing our many extension programs;
  • Teaching undergraduates; and
  • Pursuing their own original research projects.

Their efforts help make us an international center for advanced study in engineering and forest biomaterials.

Our Faculty

Forest Biomaterials faculty are leading experts, researchers and teachers in bioenergy; paper making and recycling; wood, pulping and bleaching chemistry; production and testing of wood and sustainable bio-based composites; and biomaterials. Their innovative research impacts both the world of today and tomorrow.

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