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Sustainable Materials and Technology

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Apr 2, 2024

Meet Forest Biomaterials Professor Kai Lan

Lan is an assistant professor of sustainability science and engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials.

Group photo in front of arauco - Arauco Company Visit: Enhancing Student's Curriculum Comprehension through Industry Exposure - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Dec 6, 2023

Arauco Company Visit: Enhancing Student’s Curriculum Comprehension through Industry Exposure

The Sustainable Composites and Biopolymers course, made up of 21 third and fourth-year Sustainable Materials and Technology students, recently had the opportunity to visit Arauco’s MDF (medium density fiberboard) Plant…

NC State researchers place waste items on a conveyor belt - AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Nov 9, 2023

AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling

The system is expected to streamline the collection of non-recyclable waste for conversion into renewable products, energy and fuel.

Mar 22, 2024

New Sustainable Labs Program Launched

The new Sustainable Labs program empowers NC State researchers and lab users to adopt sustainable practices in campus lab spaces.

Loi with dogs - Meet Loi Tran - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Oct 30, 2023

Meet Loi Tran!

We are excited to welcome Loi Tran as the new Accounting Technician in the Department of Forest Biomaterials! Please tell us a little bit about yourself both personally and professionally?…

Shannon - Meet Shannon Laura! - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Oct 13, 2023

Meet Shannon Lora!

We are excited to welcome Shannon Lora as University Program Associate in the Department of Forest Biomaterials! Please tell us a little bit about yourself both personally and professionally? I’m…

Aug 1, 2023

NC State to Lead $10M Initiative to Decarbonize Forest Products Industry

Faculty in the Department of Forest Biomaterials will work to reduce the carbon intensity of producing various paper and wood products.

Jun 8, 2023

Hodges Laboratory: NC State’s Hidden Gem

Sustainable Materials and Technology is an engineering-adjacent program at NC State that offers a variety of enticing attributes such as smaller class sizes, meaningful professor-student relationships, and a 100% job placement…

SMTSA members with faculty member - SMTSA: The Newly Created Student-run Organization Breathing Life Into the Sustainable Materials and Technology Department - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Apr 19, 2023

SMTSA: The Newly Created Student-run Organization Breathing Life Into the Sustainable Materials and Technology Department

Previously known as the Wood Products major, the Sustainable Materials and Technology program has been a rich part of NC State’s history dating back to the 1960’s. After going through a…

Abby Norris with her dog - Meet Abby Norris! - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Feb 14, 2023

Meet Abby Norris!

Abby Norris is the new Student Services Coordinator within the Department of Forest Biomaterials. Abby will be supporting the recruiting efforts of our Sustainable Materials & Technology undergraduate program and…