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Wood-Based Composite Science: Wood Adhesion Science and Technology

WBC members are eligible for a 40% discount. To receive the discount code, please contact the WBC at wbc.center@oregonstate.edu

Wood Adhesion Science and Technology Course

In this Wood Adhesion Science and Technology course, you'll receive an introduction to adhesion science and technology with an introduction to basic chemical concepts, surface chemistry, polymer science, polymer analysis, and also to some commercially significant wood adhesives and topics specific to those adhesives.

  1. Introduction to Adhesion
  2. Chemical Introduction
  3. Intermolecular Forces
  4. Surface Chemistry
  5. Organic Reactivity
  6. Polymer Analysis
  7. Polymer Science-I
  8. Polymer Science-II
  9. Theories of Adhesion
  10. Adhesive Strength Development
  11. Adhesives and Applications
  12. Wood Factors that Impact Bonding

Certificate of Completion

Wood science and technology experts, selected from top universities, government research labs and industry, teach the course's seven modules.

The modules are integrated online and build upon each other to provide a logical progression as participants transfer newly-acquired skills to the workplace. Modules are self-paced and can be started at any time to help you balance your career and other responsibilities.

Each module includes five to 10 hours of instruction. Participants who receive a 70-percent or above on the course final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Chip Frazier

Chip Frazier is the Thomas M. Brooks Professor of sustainable biomaterials at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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