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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… 

Girl on Laptop - Training On Demand: Launch of New Industry Professional Development Series - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

May 4, 2021

Training On Demand: Launch of New Industry Professional Development Series

Forest Biomaterial’s “training on demand” series of courses offers a new option for pulp and paper industry professionals.  These courses are ideal for training people who have been assigned new… 

John Fertig - John Fertig: Learning to Lead in the Online Master of Forest Biomaterials - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Apr 29, 2021

John Fertig: Learning to Lead in the Online Master of Forest Biomaterials

Thirteen years ago, long-time educator John Fertig decided to make a career change. He accepted a position at one of the largest bleached board mills in the world in Covington, Virginia, where massive amounts of specialty paper products are produced.  As a training professional, he soon decided that he wanted to gain a more detailed … Continue reading John Fertig: Learning to Lead in the Online Master of Forest Biomaterials → 

NC State Seal - Graduate Student Spotlight: Lisandra Chacon - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Apr 28, 2021

Hasan Jameel Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

NC State distinguished professor Hasan Jameel has been honored with the UNC System’s most prestigious teaching award. 

Professor Sunkyu Park - Progress at the Pump - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Mar 29, 2021

Progress at the Pump

Professor Sunkyu Park, who has deep NC State roots, is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. Boosted by private support, his research could revolutionize the energy industry — in more ways than one. 

Bacterial cellulose

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

Five Questions with Second Lieutenant Teshawn Lee, College of Natural Resources, Teshawn Lee, feature

Mar 2, 2021

Five Questions with Second Lieutenant Teshawn Lee

Lee, who graduated with a degree in sustainable materials and technology in 2020, discusses his experience at the College of Natural Resources and his future plans.