Skip to main content

Department of Forest Biomaterials

Sunkyu Park holds a bottle of biocrude.

Jul 19, 2024

Sunkyu Park named Jordan Family Distinguished Professor

As the newest Jordan Family Distinguished Professor, Park will lead the development of lignin-based products to decarbonize the pulp and paper industry.  

The “WolfPack Baby” Pilot Plant Paper Machine, a small-scale paper machine, painted in red and grey with a series of large rollers in the background. In the right foreground, there is a large metal frame holding a metal roller. A caution sign in red and white on a white background reading DANGER: HOT is stuck to the side.

Jun 26, 2024

BETTER Project: Global partnership advancing paper making at NC State and beyond

The Department of Forest Biomaterials, in partnership with Aalto University, Valmet, and Tapio Measurement Technologies, is excited to announce the successful completion of the initial stages of the BETTER experiment at the “WolfPack Baby” Pilot Plant Paper Machine. 

Red flowers bloom in front of the Memorial Belltower.

May 3, 2024

Scholarship endowment honors longtime Forest Biomaterials professor Peter Hart

WestRock has partnered with the College of Natural Resources to celebrate the legacy of Peter Hart, an adjunct associate professor of forest biomaterials at NC State for the last two decades. 

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.