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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Aug 5, 2020
Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects
This year's Chancellor's Innovation Fund winners are working toward safer treatments for human and animal health, novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel.
Jul 27, 2020
Exploring Sustainable Air Travel With Jet Fuel From Trees
Researchers in NC State’s Department of Forest Biomaterials are working to make jet fuel from a renewable resource: trees.