Department of Forest Biomaterials

Department of Forest Biomaterials

1940s

  • 1949 Department of Wood Science and Technology established

1950s

  • 1950 Masters' and Ph.D. degrees in Wood Science and Technology created
  • 1957 New lab buildings open

    Hodges Wood Working Laboratory and the Robertson Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Technology buildings open.

  • DefaultR. B. Robertson Pulp and Paper Labs

1960s

  • 5/25/1960 Hodges Wood Products Laboratory dedicated

    The Hodges Wood Products Laboratory was named for Brandon Patton Hodges, a former state senator, state treasurer, and advisor to the Champion Paper and Fiber Company, based in Canton, NC.

  • DefaultHodges Wood Products Laboratory
  • 1968 Department of Wood and Paper Science

    The Department of Wood Science and Technology is renamed the Department of Wood and Paper Science.

1970s

  • 1970 Department of Wood and Paper Science moves

    The Department of Wood and Paper Science moves to Biltmore Hall.

  • DefaultBiltmore Hall, North Carolina State University

1990s

  • 1998 Chavonda Jacobs-Young awarded a Ph.D.

    Chavonda Jacobs-Young was awarded a Ph.D. She had previously earned a Bachelors of Science degree (1989) and Masters of Science degree (1992). She was the first African American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in paper science. She later became associate administrator for national programs for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

2010s

  • 3/2010 Department of Forest Biomaterials

    The Department of Wood and Paper Science was renamed the Department of Forest Biomaterials. More historical information exists on the departmental website.