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Forest Biomaterials Newsletter

Sep 15, 2022

Naycari Forfora Attends Iberoamerican Cellulose Conference in Spain

This past summer, Naycari Forfora attended the Iberoamerican Cellulose Conference alongside Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez and fellow Ph.D. student Ramon Vera. University representatives, professors, and Ph.D. students gathered for the four-day… 

Sep 15, 2022

Meet Our Sustainable Materials & Technology Undergraduate Student: Chandler Parrish

Chandler Parrish is a junior from Louisburg, North Carolina majoring in Sustainable Materials & Technology with minors in business administration and environmental science. During her time at NC State, she has… 

Jun 12, 2022

RISI European Conference

Dr. Ronald Gonzalez and graduate student Ryen Frasier attended the three day RISI European Conference in early March 2022. The event was held in Lisbon, Portugal, with a focus on… 

The wrap-and-plant technology displayed in a Kenyan field - Banana ‘Paper’ Stymies Potato Pest - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Mar 7, 2022

Banana ‘Paper’ Stymies Potato Pest

Made from banana waste, the paper blocks growth and infestation of a nasty worm that wreaks havoc with potato plants. 

Daniel Saloni Portrait - Faculty Feature: Meet Associate Professor Daniel Saloni - Forest Biomaterials at NC State University

Sep 29, 2021

Faculty Feature: Meet Associate Professor Daniel Saloni

Saloni, an associate professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is studying how to make products and processes more sustainable. 

Jul 13, 2021

Not Your Average Summer: Investigating Wood Products Challenges

This summer, Melzer Morgan IV is working as a technical analyst in the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory at the NC State College of Natural Resources. 

Group Photo in a Lab - Immersive Biomaterials Workshop Jumpstarts Academic Career for Women of Color in NC - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jul 9, 2021

Immersive Biomaterials Workshop Jumpstarts Academic Career for Women of Color in NC

Materials are so linked to our society’s progress that our historical eras are named after the dominant material of the time. Globally, the material consumption is roughly 10 billion metric… 

Wood Work - Niche, Competitive Wood Products: Live Edge Slabs - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 9, 2021

Niche, Competitive Wood Products: Live Edge Slabs

NC State’s Wood Products Extension in the Department of Forest Biomaterials has a mission to increase the competitiveness and profitability of North Carolina’s wood products industry, improve markets, and increase consumer… 

Julie Paradiso Holding a Dog - Meet Julie Paradiso! - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 8, 2021

Meet Julie Paradiso!

Julie Paradiso is the new Executive Assistant to the Department Head of Forest Biomaterials. However, Julie is not new to NC State and prior to this role, she served the Department… 

Jun 8, 2021

Pride of the Wolfpack 2021 Recipient- Beverly Miller

The Pride of the Wolfpack Award recognizes individual employees for a special or unique contribution to their college, business unit, or NC State University. This year recipient Beverly Miller was recognized…