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Welcome to Faculty Information at the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. Our faculty is composed of a body of professionals, from several academic backgrounds, uniquely qualified to integrate knowledge from the natural, physical and social sciences. All the basic sciences are holistically applied to the diagnosis of wood as a material and its utilization for the benefit of the Commonwealth and the nation. Click a faculty member's name for more information.
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  • Robert (Bob) L. Smith
  • Associate Dean for Engagement and Head, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • (540) 231-7679
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
    230 D Cheatham Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061



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