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Welcome New Managing Director
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
The WBC has a new Managing Director, replacing Linda Caudill. Dr. Patricia Vega joined the WBC leadership team this week, and will run the day-to-day operations of the center from her office based in Corvallis, Oregon. Please welcome Patty to her new role. Read More...
Welcome New Member Sweetwater Energy
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Welcome to our newest member, Sweetwater Energy. Based in Rochester, New York, they have developed an efficient, scalable technology to convert biomass into specialty cellulose, clean lignin, and cellulosic sugars, enabling a true biorefinery. They look forward to networking with the composites industry, and benefitting from the WBC's outstanding fundamental research capabilities. Read More...
Virginia Tech Aquires New Hot Press for Composites Lab
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Professor Chip Frazier, with the help of technical staff in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech, will start up a new hot press in the next week; just in time for the start of the Fall semester. You can visit this recent article to learn more. Read More...
ONLINE WBC Short Course Series Sees Surge of Registrations
Monday, July 06, 2020
Travel restrictions and cancelled conferences have led to an uptick in registrations for Oregon State University's Wood-Based Composites ONLINE Short Course Series. Members of the Wood-Based Composites Center received a 25% discount on an unlimited number of registrations. Read More...

Next WBC Meeting

Fall 2020 IAB Meeting (Online Sessions)

Part A: Proposals

August 20, 2020

August 27, 2020

Part B: Updates

September 29, 2020

October 13 & 15, 2020

October 22, 2020


Next WBC Short Course

Next WBC Short Course

Online Short Courses

Online Wood-Based Composites Short Course Series:

WBC members receive a 25% discount on unlimited registrations. Register anytime.

  • Wood Structure
  • Wood/Water Relationships
  • Applied Statistics/Data Analysis
  • Wood Adhesion Science & Technology
  • Strand-based Composite Manufacturing
  • Practical Wood Adhesive Technology
  • Structural Plywood & Veneer Based Composite Manu.