University Catalog 2023-2024

Forest Biomaterials (PhD)

Degree Requirements

Required Courses12
PhD Research Methods in Forest Biomaterials
Doctoral Seminar
Select three of the following courses:
Forest Products Colloids & Surfaces
Forest Biomaterials Physics
Forest Biomaterials Chemistry
Engineering Unit Operations for Biomass Conversion
Elective Courses15
Strategic Business Processes for the Forest Products Industry
Chemical Principles for the Papermaking Process Engineer
Wet-End and Colloidal Chemistry
Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
The Sustainable Bioeconomy
Additional Courses55
"Additional Courses" are approved in conjunction with the academic committee to meet 72 total hours
Total Hours82


  • Dimitris S. Argyropoulos
  • Marko Hakovirta
  • Martin A. Hubbe
  • Hasan Jameel
  • Stephen S. Kelley
  • Melissa Pasquinelli
  • David C. Tilotta
  • Richard A. Venditti
  • Lucian A. Lucia
  • Philip H. Mitchell
  • Lokendra Pal
  • Sunkyu Park
  • Joel Justin Pawlak
  • Perry N. Peralta
  • Ilona Maria Peszlen
  • Leah C. Rathbun
  • Daniel Erique Saloni
  • Ronalds Wilfredo Gonzalez
  • Paul Frederik Laleicke
  • Nathalie Marie Lavoine
  • Yuan Yao
  • Medwick V. Byrd
  • Elizabeth Kierepka
  • Melissa Anne Pasquinelli
  • Rico Ruffino
  • Hou-Min Chang
  • Ellis B. Cowling
  • Earl L. Deal
  • Eric L. Ellwood
  • Edward T. Funkhouser
  • Irving S. Goldstein
  • John A. Heitmann Jr.
  • Larry G. Jahn
  • Magret Joyce
  • Adrianna G. Kirkman
  • Michael J. Kocurek
  • Ronald G. Pearson
  • Richard J. Thomas
  • Elisabeth A. Wheeler
  • Sujit Banerjee
  • Jesse Daystar
  • Richard Phillips