Contact Info

Biomaterials Lab

Biomaterials Lab
phone: 208-885-9663
fax: 208-885-6226

University of Idaho
College of Natural Resources
PO Box 441132
Moscow, ID 83844-1132
student works with machinery in biomaterials lab


The Department of Forest Products focuses on several areas of interest including:

  • Wood Construction and Design
  • Wood Chemistry and Composites
  • Forest Operations
  • Forest Products Business and Marketing
  • Natural Resource Economics and Policy

The department faculty and staff can provide contract testing and evaluation services on a fee basis.
Some examples of past contract work include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of finger joints (ASTM D 5572)
  • Evaluation of duration of load and creep effects of particle board (ASTM D 6815)
  • Evaluation of ash content in wood (ASTM D 1102) with additional testing to determine ash melting point.
  • Chemical analysis utilizing Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
  • Wood composite (OSB, particle board, etc.) manufacturing and testing (ASTM D 1037)
  • Tree ring and panel profiles using the QMS Densitometer
  • Carbohydrate Analysis