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Home » Career Mentor » Wood scientist
Career Mentor Details of "Wood scientist"

Name of The Profession

Wood scientist

Who is a Wood scientist and what does he/she do?

A person who studies sustainability, optimal use of wood, and effectiveness of wood is known as a wood scientist. Wood scientists study the chemical, biological and physical properties of wood. This forms the base for further study in the technology of processing and making different products such as paper, composite products such as chip and fiberboard, pulp, and laminated beams. They utilize their skills and knowledge in wood processing industries such as board factories, furniture factories, and sawmills to take the maximum use of the raw material. Due to their industry oriented education and technical knowledge they eventually become managers of human and production resources.

Qualifications Required

Graduation in Wood Science (Mechanical Processing) is required to work at technical and managing posts in fiber board, plywood, saw milling and laminating industry. For pulp and paper industry B.Eng. in chemical engineering is required.

Where can I go and study to become a Wood scientist?

       India

  • Institute Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore.
  • Kannur University, Kerala.
  • F. R. I University,
  • Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • St. Xavier’s College, Kolkota.
  • St.Stephen’s College, Delhi.

       UK

  • University College Suffolk
  • Leicester College
  • West Suffolk College
  • City University – London
  • Worcester College of Higher Education

       USA

  • University of Phoenix
  • Kaplan College
  • Carrington College
  • Vatterott College
  • Virginia College

Where can I work as a Wood scientist?

  • In mechanical industry
  • Establish their own business
  • Chemical conversion industry
  • Fringe industries
  • As a consultant in industry
  • Timber agent in marketing chain

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the wood scientists could be somewhere around rs symbol 2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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