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A table display showing a t-shirt with an iridescent hummingbird design - Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Apr 21, 2022

Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion

NC State researchers are using nanocrystals extracted from wood to produce iridescent clothing. 

NC State professor Lokendra Pal holds two samples of sawdust powder in his hands - New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

NC State researchers have discovered how to convert leftover sawdust powder and agro-residues into a Styrofoam-like packaging material. 

Lokendra Pal - Lokendra Pal Named E.J. "Woody" Rice Associate Professor - College of Natural Resources - NC State University

Jan 26, 2022

Lokendra Pal Named E.J. “Woody” Rice Associate Professor

Since Pal joined NC State in 2015, his research has focused on the development of smart packaging, printable electronics and other bio-based materials. 

Clothing Waste - Cotton Incorporated and NC State to Demonstrate Pilot-scale Process for Upcycling Textile Waste - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jan 10, 2022

Cotton Incorporated and NC State to Demonstrate Pilot-scale Process for Upcycling Textile Waste

The process represents an important step in addressing the complexity of textile waste. 

NC State Professor David Tilotta - This NC State Research Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Oct 27, 2021

This NC State Researcher Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home. Here’s Why.

Many homes aren’t equipped to withstand natural disasters. David Tilotta is working to change that. 

Adrianna Kirkman - Endowment Honors Legacy of Professor Adrianna Kirkman - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

May 5, 2021

Endowment Honors Legacy of Professor Adrianna Kirkman

The endowment will provide merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in paper science and engineering who have demonstrated interest in equality, diversity or social justice for women. 

Home in Colombia - Sustainable Fibers Provide Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities in Colombia - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Nov 4, 2020

Sustainable Fibers Provide Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities in Colombia

A research initiative exploring the use of fique fiber residues for tissue paper production is providing jobs for Colombian farmers. 

May 8, 2020

Continuing a Legacy of Success

Jennifer Piercy, a 1994 graduate from the Pulp and Paper Technology and Chemical Engineering programs at NC State, works within the Paper Science and Engineering program as the Director of Recruiting… 

Donations - NC State Donate Masks to Rural Communities Amid Coronavirus Pandemic -Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Apr 29, 2020

NC State Faculty Donate Masks to Rural Communities Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Faculty members in the Department of Forest Biomaterials recently donated more than 10,000 masks to long-term care and healthcare facilities across eastern North Carolina. 

Electron microscope image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Mar 30, 2020

Antimicrobial Tissue Paper Could Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

NC State researchers have developed a new tool that could someday help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases: antimicrobial tissue paper.