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Category: Forest Biomaterials Newsletter

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… 

The sun peeks through the leaves of a tree at the Court of North Carolina - Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 2, 2021

Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels and sustainable, biodegradable smart materials. 

Flowers in front of building - Graduate Student Spotlight: Lisandra Chacon - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

May 13, 2021

Celebrating the Graduating Seniors Spring 2021

We would like to congratulate our graduating seniors from the Department of Forest Biomaterials. Our students have worked very hard over the last four years and we are very proud…