Renewable Materials Courses
Anthony S. Davis, Dept. Head, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences (204 CNR Bldg. 83844-1133; phone 208/885-7952; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prerequisite: Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to undergraduate students on academic probation.
RMat 100 Introduction to Renewable Materials (2 cr)
Overview of renewable building materials and bio-energy industries. Discovery laboratory in the use of renewable and recycled waste stream materials to create useful products. One lec and one three-hour lab a wk. (Fall only)
RMat 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
RMat 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
RMat 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
RMat 321 Properties of Renewable Materials (3 cr)
Physiology, structure and physical and mechanical properties of woody and other renewable plant materials. (Fall only)
RMat 365 Wood Building Technology (3 cr)
Basic structural design including elementary statics and principles and technology of wood structural design. Role of sustainably-produced wood components in green building design. Recommended Preparation: Phys 100, Phys 111. (Fall only)
RMat 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
RMat 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
RMat 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
RMat 405 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)
Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward grad degree programs.
RMat J410/J510 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses (1-2 cr)
Open to non-majors only. Physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of wood and wood products; timber harvesting technologies; and issues in use of wood products. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Graded P/F. Five days of workshop, including field trip.
RMat J436/J536 Biocomposites (3 cr)
Raw material, processes, properties, and their applications for a number of natural fiber and wood composites made of veneers, particles and fibers. Additional projects and assignments reqd for grad cr. Two half day field trips. Two lectures and one 3-hr lab a week. Recommended Preparation: RMat 321. (Fall only)
RMat 438 Introduction to Lignocellulosic Chemistry (1 cr)
The chemistry of lignocellulosic fiber (natural fiber and wood) formation and structure. Two lectures a week for the first half of the semester. (Spring only)
Prereq: Chem 101
RMat 444 Primary Products Manufacturing (3 cr)
Raw materials, procurement, production methods, drying product specifications, and grading for primary products made from renewable materials including lumber, plywood, poles, and energy products; plant layout, machines, and systems analysis; plant tours. Two lec and one 5-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)
Prereq: RMat 321
RMat 450 Biomaterials Deterioration and Protection (2 cr)
Agents that cause deterioration of biomaterials; green building durability issues and design considerations; preservative systems and alternative control methods; and environmental considerations. Recommended preparation: RMat 321 (Fall only)
RMat 491 Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab (2 cr)
Lab to accompany RMat 495. One 3-hr lab per week. (Spring only)
RMat 495 Product Development and Brand Management (3 cr)
Same as Bus 495. May be used as general education credit in J-3-d. This course examines the development and management of products (goods and service) and brands. Topics will include the product development process, product-life cycle, development of brands, and management of brand portfolios. Specific to services, topics will include service quality, heterogeneity, perishability, and simultaneous production and consumption. (Fall only)
RMat 498 Renewable Natural Resources Internship (cr arr)
Supervised field experience with an appropriate public agency or private company. Graded P/F. (Summer only)
Prereq: Permission of advisor
RMat 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
For the individual student; conferences, library, field, or lab work.
Prereq: Senior standing, GPA 2.5, or Permission
RMat 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
RMat 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Major philosophy, management, and research problems of forest products industries; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.
RMat 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
RMat 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.
RMat 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
RMat 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)
Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward graduate degree programs.
RMat 510 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses (1-2 cr)
See RMat J410/J510.
RMat 536 Biocomposites (3 cr)
See RMat J436/J536.
RMat 538 Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry (3 cr)
The chemistry of lignocellulosic fiber (natural fiber and wood) formation, agricultural/natural fiber and wood structure and reactions of lignocellulosic compounds. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: Chem 101, Chem 275, and RMat 321. (Spring only)
RMat 552 Wood and Fiber Science (3 cr)
Cell physiology and formation, anatomy, chemistry, and physical and mechanical properties. Factors that impact material quality and performance. (Spring only)
Prereq: Graduate Standing
RMat 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
RMat 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
RMat 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
RMat 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)
Prereq: Admission to the doctoral program in "natural resources" and Permission of department