Welcome to the Wood Research Laboratory (WRL)

The WRL is a unit in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, located on the Purdue campus, Forest Products Building (FPRD), 175 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.​ 

The WRL mission is to:​

  • Develop new knowledge and add value to biomaterials
  • Encourage innovation in wood-based products
  • Improve wood products engineering
  • Develop new processing technologies
  • Develop new uses for wood residues
  • Assist Indiana wood products manufacturers
Forestry Products building on Purdue campus.\Samples of student's furniture designs in the Wood Research Laboratory.