Forest Biomaterials Newsletter

Oct 12, 2020

Newly Elected Graduate Student Association Officers

The Forest Biomaterials (FB) graduate student association (GSA) is an organization dedicated to supporting graduate students and providing a means for connection in FB. To enrich the FB graduate experience, the GSA provides meaningful programming including professional development and networking. […]

Sep 21, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen McLaughlin

Kristen McLaughlin graduated magna cum laude from NC State in May of 2020 with a B.S. in Sustainable Materials & Technology (SMT) and minors in Environmental Science and Business Administration. She is currently a Mechanical Engineer at Northop Grumman Corporation. […]

Sep 17, 2020

Meet Rico Ruffino

The Department of Forest Biomaterials welcomed Rico Ruffino to the faculty on September 1st.  As Assistant Professor of Practice of Industrial & Product Design, he will bring new capabilities to the department in sustainable material design. We reached out to […]

Sep 10, 2020

Extraordinary Opportunities: PSE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Guest blogger: Dr. Lokendra Pal With a focus on sustainability, human health and industry 4.0 topics, a team of young Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) researchers worked diligently over the summer on interdisciplinary research projects. They demonstrated tremendous resilience and […]

Sep 5, 2020

Wood Products Extension Shifts to Virtual Support

Wood Products Extension faculty and staff offered a number of virtual workshops this summer to support the community in key industries, during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the approximately 380 participants statewide, these workshops led to an estimated economic impact of […]

May 28, 2020

NC State Hodges Wood Products Lab Participates in NWFA Virtual Expo

The 2020 National Wood Flooring Association Expo was originally set to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but instead took place virtually on April 29-May 1. The Hodges Wood Products Lab was planning to exhibit within the Industry Partner Pavilion and […]

Apr 5, 2020

Meet Lori Kazura

Lori Kazura graduated from State with her B.A.Political Science in 2016, and her M.A. Liberal Studies in 2019. She has worked for NC State in various capacities since 2012. Some of the places on campus she’s worked include University Advancement, […]

Mar 27, 2020

2020 Graduate Research Symposium: Forest Biomaterials

On Wednesday, February 26th the annual CNR Graduate Research Symposium (Co-Sponsored by Eastman Chemical and the CNR Research Office) was held at Talley Student Union. Congratulations to all the winners of the College of Natural Resources Graduate Research Symposium! Two […]

Mar 27, 2020

Forest Biomaterials Response to COVID-19

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, Combating COVID-19 is a collective effort that all of us are responsible for. While fear and uncertainty are understandable sentiments, I encourage everyone to confront this situation with calmness and reason and, more importantly, support […]

Mar 27, 2020

Paper Science Students Visit NC Converting Facilities

Students within the Paper Science and Engineering Program in the Department of Forest Biomaterials  recently received the privilege to participate in a unique opportunity to attend a two-day visit of packaging converting facilities in North Carolina. Facilities that welcomed our […]