Forest Products

The Forest Products track is designed for graduate study specializing in areas such as: wood and fiber as raw materials; deterioration of wood; wood mechanics and structural design; wood moisture interactions and drying; processing and performance of composites; economics of manufacturing systems; technology and processing of solid wood products; marketing, design and production of housing components; and energy-efficient building construction.

Faculty in the Forest Products Track

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Sample Coursework

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • BBE 5001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products
  • BBE 5023 - Process Control and Instrumentation
  • BBE 5301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science
  • BBE 5302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
  • BBE 5303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science
  • BBE 5401 - Bioproducts Engineering
  • BBE 5402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I
  • BBE 5403 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab II
  • BBE 5404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering
  • BBE 5412 - Biocomposites and Biomass Energy
  • BBE 5414 - Adv Residential Bldg Science
  • BBE 5416 - Building Testing & Diagnostics
  • BBE 5503 - Marketing of Bio-based Products
  • BBE 5504 - Bio-based Products Development and Management
  • BBE 5608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
  • BBE 5713 - Biological Process Engineering
  • BBE 5733 - Renewable Energy Technologies
  • BBE 8001 - Grad Seminar I
  • BBE 8002 - Grad Seminar II
  • BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation
  • CHEM 4214 - Polymers
  • CHEM 4221 - Intro Poly Chem
  • CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization
  • ENTR 6041 - New product Design/Bs Development
  • GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
  • ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design

Statistics and Related Methods Coursework