Graduate Profiles

Jul 27, 2020

Exploring sustainable air travel with jet fuel from trees

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Forest Biomaterials are working to make jet fuel from a renewable resource: trees.

May 6, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Developing Sustainable Technologies

College of Natural Resources graduate Dylan Brown’s passion is developing sustainable technologies. Read more about his journey.

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 […]

Dec 13, 2019

3 Awards for Dr. Yao’s Sustainability Systems Analysis Lab

This fall, three PhD students from Dr. Yuan Yao’s Sustainability Systems Analysis Lab were awarded for their research poster Darlene Echeverria, The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) XIX Conference,“Generating Life Cycle Inventory Data of Pre-hydrolysis Kraft Pulp from […]

Dec 9, 2019

Tiago de Assis, Ph.D. – Class of ’19

Tiago de Assis, Ph.D. in Forest Biomaterials, began his post-doctoral career with the international chemical industry giant Kemira in the Summer of 2019. He will work out of Atlanta, GA in the pulp and paper division. Tiago holds a B.S. […]

Sep 24, 2019

Forest Biomaterials Joe Sagues Awarded Prestigious U.S. DOE Fellowship

Joe Sagues, a NC State University PhD student in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, was awarded a fellowship from the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program on a project titled, “Overcoming Lignocellulose Recalcitrance to Improve […]

Jun 2, 2019

Beyond The Lab: New Graduate Student Initiatives

Innovation and emerging technology continue to be the focus of the Forest Biomaterials graduate program, which currently enrolls 45 students, among its four programs, with an estimated 14 students graduating each year. The majority of students’ time is spent in […]

May 20, 2019

Online Master’s Degree Provides Research Experience in the Paper Industry

A diverging path led Jeremy Metts to pursue a Master’s degree in Forest Biomaterials, while also affording him lateral entry to the Kraft Paper Industry. Without an online format, both continuing his education and pursuing a professional career might not […]

Mar 12, 2019

Student Spotlight: Darlene Echeverria

Darlene Echeverria joined the Forest Biomaterials graduate program in Spring of 2017, with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela. Her research is focused on the evaluation of emerging technologies in the pulp […]

Mar 12, 2019

Franklin Zambrano Wins Grand Prize at The College of Natural Resources Research Symposium

Forest Biomaterials Ph.D. student Franklin Zambrano says his chosen research focus comes from a passion to use  the always-wise Mother Nature’s resources in an informed, smart way.  His dedication won him the Grand Prize at the 2019 CNR Graduate Research […]