DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES & DESIGN
DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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The Wood Science and Technology program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of a wood products industry career.

Welcome to the Wood Science and Technology Program! The wood products and related industries employ an estimated 10.6 million people nationwide. Yet only 22 American universities provide programs specifically designed to educate professionals to manage and provide technical expertise to the industry. West Virginia University is one of them.



In the Spotlight …

  • The home of WVU’s Dana Holgorsen is the first luxury residence in the U.S. to be built completely of cross-laminated timber. Read More>>
  • WVU has received $250,000 from the USDA to explore the power of wood as an energy resource. Professor Jingxin Wang will lead and coordinate a 17-member team to facilitate bio-business development in West Virginia. Read More>>
  • Christina Hendricks promotes sustainable forestry and the Montreal Process. WATCH VIDEO.
  • Dr. Gloria Oporto, Assistant Professor of Wood Science and Technology in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, has received a significant research award to establish the scientific framework to efficiently fabricate novel nanocomposite films by grafting biocide nanoparticles on cellulose based-materials. Read More>>
  • Dr. Kaushlendra Singh is one of six higher education faculty in WV to receive mini-grants from the Division of Science and Research, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. These mini-Grants fund summer stipends for faculty members to prepare research grant proposals. Read More>>
  • Dr. Jingxin Wang will lead WVU participation in a US$9.98 million biofuels project that could help lead the way to a renewable energy-based economy by utilizing marginal agricultural land and reclaimed and abandoned mined land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants. Read More>>
  • As an assistant professor in West Virginia University’s wood science and technology program, David DeVallance develops products from wood and various waste materials to produce sustainable materials for building and other uses. Stop by his office, and he’ll show you samples of a composite of wood and textile residue that he, along with colleagues in wood science and WVU’s fashion design and merchandising program, pressed in the program’s laboratory…Read More>>



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