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 11, 2021
Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil
Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture.
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.