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BioResources is an internationally recognized peer-reviewed, open access journal founded by our faculty that examines challenges and applications of the burgeoning biomaterials field.
As a full-service hub home to international experts skilled in fundamental science and engineering, state-of-the-art equipment, testing facilities, and top-notch graduate students, the Department of Forest Biomaterials places a premium on original research. Not only do we maintain world-renowned research programs in the areas of wood products, paper science and engineering, sustainability, and forest biomaterials, we are dedicated to developing futuristic products and new processes that derive sustainable value from nature in an environmentally responsible way.
Our faculty aim to advance science and create new knowledge for our industry partners while elevating the field of biomaterials at large. We call on NC State’s proprietary strengths in new technologies and frequently work with the NC State Biotechnology team, the College of Engineering and other departments or units on campus to examine uncharted areas related to our fields. NC State’s strength as a leader in nanotechnology and other 21st Century sciences contributes to our ability to push the envelope of research.
Forest Biomaterials Research
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From bioenergy to paper making, and everything in between, our faculty research is changing the way industry professionals tackle their everyday jobs.
Our faculty are passionate about their fields of study and dedicated to helping students take their original research to the next level.
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Jun 4, 2021
Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels
NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels and sustainable, biodegradable smart materials.
Jun 3, 2021
Could Sycamore Trees Be an Alternative Fuel Source?
NC State researchers found a native tree, the American sycamore, could be a bioenergy fuel source.