3D Wood

Quantifying Wood Anatomy

Education

educationSTRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF BIOMATERIALS (SBIO 2124)
Learn about the macroscopic and microscopic structure and chemical composition of wood and other biomaterials such as grasses, bamboo, corn stover, and bagasse. Study and experiment with relationships between anatomical structure and physical/mechanical behavior of materials. Learn how to identify commercially important biomaterials. Prepare and analyze microscope slides and scanning electron micrographs. Sustainable Biomaterials Course Catalog

WOOD MATERIALS SCIENCE (SBIO 5124)
This course is an advanced treatment of the fundamentals of wood material science. Specific topics include advanced wood anatomy and formation, wood chemistry, mechanical and physical properties of wood and wood composites.  Graduate Course Catalog

QUANTITATIVE WOOD ANATOMY (SBIO 5224)
This course will cover formation, composition, and arrangement of the anatomical elements of tree stem wood. It will include preparation methods and examination of wood and wood fiber with light and scanning electron microscopy and select methods for quantitative characterization of wood structure.  Graduate Course Catalog