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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources

As sovereignty and rights of the industrial utilization of bioresources are reinforced from the Nagoya Protocol going into effect, the discovery of agriculture and forest bioresources, creative convergent research, and human resource development for bio-industriy are strongly required. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources is a graduate school department newly organized in 2020, uniting five majors: Crop Science and Biotechnology, Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, Forest Environmental Science, Environmental Materials Science, and Biomaterials Science. The Department aims to discover agricultural and forest bioresources and carry out creative convergent research and human resource development, to deal with radical changes in the agricultural environment according to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Department will lead world-class development of human resources and convergent research by educational innovation, research innovation and globalization, based on academic achievements of five majors.

For innovative human resource development in the 21st century, the Department promotes interdisciplinary education among majors, establishment of new curriculums for convergent research, expansion of education through team-teaching, management of user-oriented curriculums focusing on problem-solving, and construction of an academic infrastructure with participatory curriculums.

The Department will reinforce the conservation of agricultural bioresources, competitiveness in the seed industry, genomics research, development of IT-based cultivation technologies, construction of smart farm systems, formation of sustainable eco-friendly bioresources ecosystem, development of cutting-edge biomaterials, and research on high value-added environmental materials.

Through the innovation of education, research and globalization, the Department will transcend boundaries between majors, and foster creative scholars leading convergent researches. Graduates will be pioneers of the 21st century industrial society in Universities, enterprises, research insititutes, etc. as leaders of agriculture and forest bioresources fields, and play important roles in the creation of high value-added bio-industries in the future.
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  • Program in Environmental Materials Science
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  • 200-6208
Established in 1970, the Department of Forest Products merged with the Department of Forest Resources into the Department of Forest Sciences in 2004, and was renamed as the Program in Environmental Materials Science. Our program was established by social demand to utilize environmentally friendly bio-materials and was cemented by strong interest in recycling.

Recently, environmental materials such as wood, wood-based composites, forest byproducts, pulp and paper have been recognized as increasingly significant subjects within environmental materials science. The mission of our program is to create and disseminate knowledge regarding wood, paper science and engineering, and forest products and their utilization, through programs of instruction, lab, and practice. The forward-looking research agenda emphasizes an active outreach program to provide continuing education opportunities to industries and individuals. The mission of program is made up of brilliant professors and sophisticated modern facilities.

We are especially interested in talking with you if you are :
- A prospective college student searching for an exciting and rewarding career
- A prospective graduate student looking for a great graduate education program
- An industry practitioner with diverse research interest 

Our well-trained graduates are working for industries, universities, and research institutes related to wood and paper. Research funding comes from the government and the private sector. Our major has been selected as the Forest Product Division of Brain Korea 21 from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development since 2003. This field will certainly be one of the most promising engineering areas in the 21st century.
Name Major TEL Email
Kim Hyun-Joong
Adhesion, Bio-Composites, Coatings +82-2-880-4784 hjokim@snu.ac.kr
YEO Hwanmyeong
Wood Physics and Drying +82-2-880-4781 hyeo@snu.ac.kr
Youn Hye Jung
Paper and Cellulose Engineering +82-2-880-4787 page94@snu.ac.kr
Choi InGyu
Wood Chemistry +82-2-880-4785 cingyu@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Oh JungKwon
Timber Engineering +82-2-880-4782 jungoh@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Kwak Hyo Won
Green Processing Lab +82-2-880-4788 bk0502@snu.ac.kr
Assistant Professor
Kyudeok Oh
Paper science +82-2-880-4796 kyudeok.oh@snu.ac.kr