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We provide students with the training to work with the next generation of biomaterials from renewable forests and other renewable plant materials. Students can focus in areas such as sustainable biobased products, green engineered wood structures, innovation-based manufacturing, traditional forest products, renewable biofuels, advanced packaging systems, and natural resource based business systems...more

Our faculty is composed of a body of professionals, from several academic backgrounds, uniquely qualified to integrate knowledge from the natural, physical and social sciences. All the basic sciences are holistically applied to the diagnosis of wood as a material and its utilization for the benefit of the Commonwealth and the nation.

The staff in the Sustainable Biomaterials department are very dedicated having worked with the department for many years.  They are instrumental in supporting the faculty and students in our department’s mission.

Our graduate students come from a very diverse background.  Under the direction of our faculty, they are pursuing degrees in Sustainable Biomaterials, Packaging Systems and Design, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering.


 

   

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

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