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Department of Sustainable Resources Management
Facilities and Research


Labs, Institutes and Centers

C.J.K. Wang Wood Biodegradation Laboratory

The C.J.K. Wang Wood Biodegradation Laboratory includes mycology culturing facilities and a modern molecular analysis laboratory; research microscopes, image analysis system and wood microtechnique equipment.

N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies

The Center for Ultrastructure Studies provides students, faculty and research staff with access, training and formal coursework in modern microscopy techniques including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, digital imaging, and image analysis. The NC Brown Center is located on the second floor of Baker Lab.

Tropical Timber Information Center

One of the largest wood collections in the world, the H. P. Brown Memorial Wood Collection, is used to support the graduate research program of the Tropical Timber Information Center. The center also maintains the Carl deZeeuw Memorial Library.

Wood Utilization Service

The Wood Utilization Service is the oldest public service and demonstration effort of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. It was established in 1913 to carry out activities which facilitate and encourage the most efficient processing, manufacture, marketing and use of wood, the premier renewable, sustainable, economical and environmentally beneficial construction, building, and manufacturing material. Services provided include advising, answering questions, consulting, testing, demonstrations and use of ESF's unique wood processing and testing facilities.

Wood Products Engineering Laboratory (WPEL)

The Wood Products Engineering Laboratory (WPEL) is certified by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). The WPEL houses a wide range of testing equipment , electronic data acquisition facilities, and wood processing facilities including a dry kiln, wood preservation equipment, a new wood machining laboratory, sawmill, and expanded facilities for building materials research for green construction.