The Department of Forest Biomaterials is recognized worldwide for our cutting-edge research. Our efforts not only lead to new breakthroughs in industry practices, they serve as a valuable training ground for students interested in working on the frontline of their chosen fields. Our innovative ideas and projects lead to sustainable real-world solutions and solidify us as the go-to place to solve natural resources challenges.
Our biomaterials research investigates the fundamental and applied aspects of nanocellulose and lignin-based biomaterials.
Paper, Packaging and Tissue
Our faculty are innovative pioneers in the paper making and recycling research, pushing the boundaries of the paper making process.
Wood, Pulping and Bleaching Chemistry
Our research examines the characterization and manipulation of genetics for improved wood properties, enhanced pulping and bleaching.
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Mar 12, 2019
Yao receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dr. Yuan Yao is the recipient of the National Science Foundation career award, the most prestigious award for early career faculty.
Apr 24, 2018
Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications
Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A new systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will help engineer trees for specific needs.
Mar 6, 2018
NC State MBA Startup Tethis Receives Wolfpack Investor Network’s Largest Capital Raise to Date
The Tethis team initially developed a business concept based on using a corn-based fiber – developed by professors Joel Pawlak and Richard Venditti in NC State’s College of Natural Resources...