The Forest Products Development Center is located within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. We focus to provide high quality graduating students coupled with relevant research to key industrial stakeholders. Key stakeholders include industry, government, academia, and granting institutions whom has an interest in finding solutions to barriers that hinder product performance or prevent product entry for sustainable green biomaterials from our natural resources. Our education based mission is to prepare and supply a high quality pool of graduating students to our stakeholders whom need the next generation of leaders for their industrial programs. Our research mission is to characterize, define and provide processing or new product solutions that are environmentally friendly and utilize natural resources. We also strive to address wood quality issues for biobased product manufacturers, forestry and renewable natural resource managers, and timber management companies in the southern U.S.
Last modified: April 29, 2017