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Established in 1970, the Department of Forest Products merged with the Department of Forest Resources into the Department of Forest Sciences in 2004, and was renamed as the Program in Environmental Materials Science. Our program was established by social demand to utilize environmentally friendly bio-materials and was cemented by strong interest in recycling.

Recently, environmental materials such as wood, wood-based composites, forest byproducts, pulp and paper have been recognized as increasingly significant subjects within environmental materials science. The mission of our program is to create and disseminate knowledge regarding wood, paper science and engineering, and forest products and their utilization, through programs of instruction, lab, and practice. The forward-looking research agenda emphasizes an active outreach program to provide continuing education opportunities to industries and individuals. The mission of program is made up of brilliant professors and sophisticated modern facilities.

We are especially interested in talking with you if you are :
- A prospective college student searching for an exciting and rewarding career
- A prospective graduate student looking for a great graduate education program
- An industry practitioner with diverse research interest

Our well-trained graduates are working for industries, universities, and research institutes related to wood and paper. Research funding comes from the government and the private sector. Our major has been selected as the Forest Product Division of Brain Korea 21 from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development since 2003. This field will certainly be one of the most promising engineering areas in the 21st century.


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- Wood Physics
- Wood Chemistry
- Pretreatment and Saccharification of Lignocellulosics for Biofuels
- Microbial Degradation of Recalcitrant Chemicals
- Wood Machining and Drying
- Wood and Bio-composites
- Coating and Adhesion Science
- Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
- Chemical Processing of Forest Products
- Paper Science and Engineering
- Paper Physics and Packaging Technology
- Waste Paper Recycling
- Fiber and Papermaking Chemistry
- Papermaking Process
- Paper coating and image Science
- Pulping Process
- Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosics to Biofuels
- Bioenergy and Biorefinery of Wood Components
- Design and Evaluation of Engineered Wood Products
- Structural and Fire Safety Design in Wood Structures
- Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood and Timber Structures
- Development of Measuring Instruments for Wood Properties
- Numerical Analysis for Wood Mechanical Behavior
- Evaluation of Energy Efficiency for Timber Structures
- Building Physics in Timber Structures
- Evaluation of Fire Resistance Performance