Packaging Systems and Design

Packaging systems are used just about everywhere; for protecting food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automobile, and electronics.

   

Packaging Systems and Design Packaging Systems and Design

Packaging Systems and Design

Packaging systems are used just about everywhere; for protecting food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automobile, and electronics.

   

Packaging Systems and Design Packaging Systems and Design

Sustainable Enterprise

Our sustainable enterprise program focuses on the management of organizations that use, produce, or conserve natural products.

   

Dr. Bon and Student

Sustainable Residential Structures

Green buildings, or sustainable structures, are environmentally responsible buildings considering materials, energy, and social concerns.

   

Wood Structures Green buildings, or sustainable structures, are environmentally responsible buildings considering materials, energy, and social concerns.

Wood Materials Science

Students apply basic science principals in areas ranging from nanotechnology applications to the production of biofules and energy-storage devices made from natural polymers.

   

Dr. Kevin Edgar

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What is the field of Sustainable Biomaterials all about?

  • The field of sustainable biomaterials is about the use of natural, renewable resources to produce innovative materials and bioenergy in a sustainable manner. It is a blend of science, engineering, and business enterprises.
  • In this department you can learn about the chemistry of biomaterials, their use in green construction, their use in packaging, and how to produce and market those materials.
  • Students can focus in sustainable biobased products, green engineered-wood structures, innovation-based manufacturing, traditional forest products, biomaterials science, advanced packaging systems, and natural resources business systems.

Degrees

If you are interested in one of our degrees, follow these links:

Packaging Systems and Design

Sustainable Biomaterials

Careers in Sustainable Biomaterials

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The options in Sustainable Biomaterials prepare you for a career in the field of renewables and the environment. In the past few years, this field has seen more job gains than any other industry. A degree in Sustainable Biomaterials from Virginia Tech will prepare you to enter this exciting and growing field.

About the department

Our mission is to provide the highest quality education to our students and conduct leading-edge research in sustainable biomaterials to meet society's needs and protect the environment.

The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, one of four departments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, is home to one of the leading programs in renewable natural resources science in North America.  Our program focuses on the development of future leaders in the sustainable utilization of forest-based and other renewable natural materials.

The department achieves its mission with the provision of classroom instruction, outreach activities, and the production and dissemination of research results. Most aspects of the discipline are covered in the department's new curriculum, with the degrees in Packaging Systems and Design and Sustainable Biomaterials.

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Course Recommendations:

To help you explore your interest in any of the degrees, we recommend trying some of our introductory courses:

Packaging Science

Sustainable Biomaterials

 


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