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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. 

Feb 23, 2021

Black Excellence: Instructional Designer James Todd

As an instructional designer for the Department of Forest Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources, James Todd is instrumental in the robust delivery of online courses. His work provides… 

A stack of lumbar

Jan 25, 2021

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing sustainable consumer goods, the College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with harnessing renewable biomass. 

The Talley tower - Study Explores Diversity-Innovation Link in Pulp and Paper Industry - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Dec 22, 2020

Study Explores Diversity-Innovation Link in Pulp and Paper Industry

Researchers from North Carolina State University compared companies ranked among the world’s most innovative with the largest pulp and paper companies to understand how diversity among company leaders may affect innovation. 

Lab Research - SBBP Outreach with Cleveland Early College High School - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Dec 9, 2020

SBBP Outreach With Cleveland Early College High School

The Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program (SBBP) recently visited (virtually) Ms. Beverly Owens and her high school science class at Cleveland Early College High School as part of NCSU’s Skype-a-Scientist outreach program.…