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Department of Forest Biomaterials

Memorial Belltower

Feb 19, 2024

2023-24 University Faculty Scholars named

NC State’s 2023-24 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond. 

NC State researchers place waste items on a conveyor belt.

Nov 10, 2023

AI-powered waste management system to revolutionize recycling

The system is expected to streamline the collection of non-recyclable waste for conversion into renewable products, energy and fuel. 

Weston Cregger, wearing a white hard hat, stands in front of an industrial plant.

Nov 2, 2023

Weston Cregger ’24 awarded Cullison Scholarship

The William L. Cullison Scholarship is awarded by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry to undergraduate students based on academic achievements and demonstrated leadership abilities. 

European Swift

Oct 18, 2023

Mimicking a bird’s sticky spit to create cellulose gels

A small bird’s nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels. 

Large industrial roll of paper being manufactured and moving through large factory equipment.

Aug 2, 2023

Forest Biomaterials research group to lead $10M initiative to decarbonize forest products industry

Faculty in the Department of Forest Biomaterials will work to reduce the carbon intensity of producing various paper and wood products. 

side view of a water wave

May 4, 2023

Studying fundamentals of water as a solvent could lead to greener cellulose-based products

Water can change its solubility characteristics depending upon what it interacts with. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza near Talley student union.

May 4, 2023

Jingxin Wang named head of Department of Forest Biomaterials

Wang joins the College of Natural Resources from West Virginia University. He brings more than 15 years of leadership experience and expertise in forestry and natural resources, sustainable biomaterials and bioenergy. 

The state flag flies in front of the NC State Memorial Belltower on a fall morning.

Mar 30, 2023

Engineering faculty among 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

NC State announced its 2022-23 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators today. This program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receive $22,000 ­for each of the next three years to support their scholarship and research endeavors. 

High school students listen to a professor while gathered in a laboratory.

Mar 24, 2023

K-12 students gain exposure to biomanufacturing research and STEM pathways

An interdisciplinary group of NC State scientists, engineers and educators hosted field trips on campus for 61 high school students and 14 middle school students on Friday, March 3, and Friday,…