The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR)

Forest Products and Paper Science

The Department of Forest Products and Paper Science (DFPPS), formerly the Department of Wood Science and Technology, is one of the first departments organized when the then UPLB College of Forestry was departmentalized in the mid-1960s. DFPPS envisions modern, globally competitive, and productive forest-based and pulp and paper industries that depend on a sustainable supply of wood and other biomass. At present, the Department is actively engaged in the following research areas: bioenergy from biomass, biocomposites and bioplastics, wood protection and conservation, utilization of ITPS and other high-value crops, non-timber forest products, nanotechnology of forest products and innovative use of wood fibers. These researches aim to help industries manufacture high-value, quality forest products to make the Filipino people more self-sufficient in housing, construction materials, and paper using efficient and environmentally sound processing technologies. 

The Department offers courses embedded in the Certificate in Forestry and Bachelor of Science in Forestry curricula. It offers specialization courses in the area of Production and Industrial Forestry.  In addition, the Department offers courses under the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering major in Pulp and Paper Technology program, which is a joint program with the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) designed to produce chemical engineers knowledgeable in wood and fiber anatomy, wood chemistry, pulp and paper engineering and plant design, instrumentation and environmental technology.

Forest Products and Paper Science Staff

  • Department Chair
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Aileen A. Jara

Department Chair

Willie P. Abasolo

Professor

Menandro N. Acda

Professor

Anna Marie S. Cabatbat

Instructor

Vivian C. Daracan

Professor

Edgar E. Devera,

Assistant Professor

Jeanette O. Grande

Assistant Professor

Aileen A. Jara

Assistant Professor

Ronniel D. Manalo

Assistant Professor

Rosalie C. Mendoza

Assistant Professor

Ramon A. Razal

Professor

Alfie M. Torres

Assistant Professor

Kem M. Taghap

Instructor

Lyka Mae C. Urizza

Teaching Associate

Anne Patricia G. Cantalejo

Teaching Associate

Ronald B. Eusebio

Administrative Aide III

Victor G. Gonzales

Administrative Aide VI

June Romeo O. Obias Jr.

Laboratory Technician II

kristine Inee R. Posedio

Administrative Assistant II

Arlene DJ. Romano

Laboratory Technician II

Orlando P. Satiada

Administrative Aide V

Conrado L. Serrano

Administrative Assistant II

Felicisimo G. Eusebio

Junior Utility Worker

Juancho P. Garcia

Administrative Aide V

Arlyn Joy F. Viscaino

Senior Utility Worker