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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Jul 15, 2019
Who Edits Wikipedia Articles?
Spoiler: Our students do! Learn about the innovative way we're teaching proper science communication.
Jun 6, 2019
All About Tissue: Conference Brings Researchers, Business Leaders Together To Discuss Industry Advances
About 100 researchers and business leaders from the paper industry recently gathered at NC State for the third annual Tissue Conference.