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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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Jan 15, 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.
Jan 13, 2021
Exploring the Diversity-Innovation Link in the Pulp and Paper Industry
A new study uncovered differences in diversity trends that researchers say could be important to a company’s ability to innovate.