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Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge and prepare professionals to advance the use of natural, renewable materials and products.

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.

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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.

Careers in Sustainable Biomaterials

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.

Please contact us with any questions about our department.


Department of Sustainable Biomaterials

  • 230 Cheatham Hall (0323)
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
    Phone: (540) 231-8853 Fax: (540) 231-8176

  • Brooks Forest Products Center
    1650 Research Center Drive (0503)
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA
    Phone: (540) 231-7107 Fax : (540) 231-8868

  • CNRE Dean's Office
    324 Cheatham Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Phone: (540) 231-7051

  • Academic Programs Office
    138 Cheatham Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Phone: (540) 231-5482