RMAT - Renewable Materials

Anthony S. Davis, Dept. Head, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences (204 CNR Bldg. 83844-1133; phone 208/885-7952; fores@uidaho.edu).

Prerequisite:  Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to undergraduate students on academic probation.

RMAT 100 Intro to Renewable Resources

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. (Spring only)

RMAT 203 Workshop

RMat 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

RMAT 204 Special Topics

RMat 204 (s)Special Topics (cr arr)

RMAT 299 Directed Study

RMat 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

RMAT 321 Properties of Renewable Materials

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 400 Seminar

RMat 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

RMAT 403 Workshop

RMat 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

RMAT 404 Special Topics

RMat 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

RMAT 405 Professional Development

RMat 405 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward grad degree programs.

Prereq: Permission

RMAT 410 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses

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 436 Biocomposites

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. REM 536 only: Cooperative: Open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall only)

Prereq:Chem 101 and RMat 321; and Chem 275 or Chem 277

RMAT 438 Introduction to Lignocellulosic Chemistry

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. This course meets concurrently with RMat 538. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 101 or Chem 111; and Chem 275 or Chem 277

RMAT 444 Primary Products Manufacturing

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

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 473 ECB Senior Presentation

RMat 473 ECB Senior Presentation (1 cr)

See Fish 473.

RMAT 473 ECB Senior Presentation

RMat 473 ECB Senior Presentation (1 cr)

See Fish 473.

RMAT 491 Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab

RMat 491 Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab (2 cr)

Lab to accompany RMat 495. One 3-hr lab per week. (Spring only)

Prereq: Econ 201 or Econ 202, and RMat 495

RMAT 495 Product Development and Brand Management

RMat 495 Product Development and Brand Management (3 cr)

Same as Bus 495. Principles of product planning, development and commercialization; concept testing; product-life cycle management; portfolio analysis; targeting and positioning; team management; and implementing product decisions. (Fall only)

Prereq: Econ 201, 202 or 272

RMAT 498 Renewable Natural Resources Internship

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 Directed Study

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

RMat 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

RMAT 501 Seminar

RMat 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

Major philosophy, management, and research problems of forest products industries; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.

Prereq: Permission

RMAT 502 Directed Study

RMat 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

RMAT 503 Workshop

RMat 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.

Prereq: Permission

RMAT 504 Special Topics

RMat 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

RMAT 505 Professional Development

RMat 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward graduate degree programs.

Prereq: Permission

RMAT 510 Wood Properties/Processes/Uses

RMat 510 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses (1-2 cr)

See RMat J410/J510.

RMAT 536 Biocomposites

RMat 536 Biocomposites (3 cr)

See RMAT J436/J536.

RMAT 538 Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry

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. Cooperative open to WSU degree-seeking students (Spring only).

Prereq: Chem 101 and RMat 321; and Chem 275 or Chem 277

RMAT 552 Wood and Fiber Science

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 Practicum

RMat 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)

RMAT 598 Internship

RMat 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

RMAT 599 Research

RMat 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission

RMAT 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

RMat 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)

Prereq: Admission to the doctoral program in 'natural resources' and Permission of department