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Past students

Student Thesis Graduation Date First Position
Luna Liang Biomass Conversion to Bio-derived Materials and Their Applications 2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Renewable Carbon, UTIA
Naijia Hao Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuels 2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jung Seokwon Characterization Of Biomass By Imaging Mass Spectrometry 2013 NREL
Haoxi Ben Thermal Conversion Of Biomass And Biomass Components To Biofuels and Bio-Chemicals 2013 NREL
Amit Saxena Nanocomposites Based On Nanocellulose Whiskers 2013 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Rajalaxmi Dash Synthesis And Characterization Of Novel Cellulosics 2012 Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Zhoujian Hu Utilization of Switchgrass As A Biofuel Feedstock 2012 NCSU
Mátyás Kósa Direct and Multistep Conversion of Lignin to Biofuels 2012 Renmatix
Yang Li Applications of Cellulose Nanowhiskers and Lignin In Preparation Of Rigid Polyurethane Nanocomposite Foams 2012
Lee Goetz Preparation and Analysis Of Crosslinked Lignocellulosic Fibers And Cellulose Nanowhiskers With Poly(Methyl-Vinyl Ether Co Maleic Acid) – Polyethylene Glycol to Create Novel Water Absorbing Materials 2012 Contact Technologies, Inc.
Bassem Hallac Fundamental Understanding Of The Biochemical Conversion Of Buddleja Davidii To Fermentable Sugars 2011 HCI Cleantech
Mate Nagy BioFuels from Lignin and Novel Biodiesel Analysis 2009 Hollingsworth & Vose, Co.
Suteera Witayakran Laccase in Organic Synthesis and its Applications 2008 Faculty Kasetsart University
Zheng Dang The Investigation of Carboxyl Groups of Pulp Fibers during Kraft Pulping, Alkaline Peroxide Bleaching, and TEMPO-mediated Oxidation 2007 American Process
Rob Lowe The Deformation Behavior of Wet Lignocellulosic Fibers 2007 Nalco Company
Cameron Thomson Probing the Nature of Cellulosic Fibre Interfaces with Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer 2007 Hollingsworth & Vose, Co.
Dongcheng Zhang Influence of Oxygen Delignification on Fiber Charge 2006 Senior Chemical Engineer Agrivida
Ana Retzlaff Fundamentals of D/Z and Z/D Bleaching 2004 Appleton Ideas
Tom Dyer Chromophore Chemistry of Kraft Pulping 2004 Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kristina Knutson Biobleaching of Recycled Mixed Office Waste Paper 2004 Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Lorraine C. Vander Wielen Corona Discharge-Initiated TMP Fiber Modification 2004 Appleton Ideas
Richard Chandra Laccase Fiber Modification 2003 Paprican
Martin Lund, visiting student Enzymatic modification of softwood lignin and fibers 2001 Student, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Chemistry Department, Denmark
Yunqiao Pu, visiting student Structure of Lignin During Pulping and Bleaching 2001 IPST Postdoctoral Fellow
Fadi S. Chakar Fundamental Delignification Chemistry of High Lignin Content Pulps by Laccase-Mediator System 2000 Appleton Paper
Kaaren Haynes Effects of Laccase Mediator Delignification on Fiber Properties 1999 Hollingsworth & Vose, Co.
Michael Zawadzki The Chemistry of Brightness Ceiling Development During ECF Bleaching 1999 Lorillard Tobacco Co.
Jim Sealey Fundamental Investigations into Oxidoreductase Enzymatic Bleaching Systems 1998 International Paper
Troy Runge The Chemistry of Alkaline Extraction Between Chlorine Dioxide Stages 1998 Kimberly Clark Corporation
Peter M. Froass Characterization of Residual Lignin in Kraft Pulps Paper 1997 International Paper
David Barzyk The Impact of Acidic Group Content and Location on the Beating Bonding Characteristics of Holocellulose Softwood Pulp 1997 Georgia Pacific Company

Student Research Topic Graduation Date First Position
W. Widiatmoko Fundamentals of Acacia Oxygen Delignification 2006 Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. (APRIL)
Kendric Nelson Fiber Crosslinking Technologies 2003 Graduated
Jason Montegna Fundamentals of Composite Board Formation 2002 Graduated
Daniel Johnston Fundamentals of Peroxide Bleaching 2001 UPM-Kymmene Group
Andrew Kulchin Peroxidase Treatment of BCTMP Fibers 2000 Samoa Pacific Cellulose
John Werner Evaluation of the Intrinsic Metal Binding Capacity of Kraft Black Liquor Lignins 1999 Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Magnus Melander, Visiting Licentiate Student Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden 1998-99 Stora-Enso
Asmeron Hagos Hexenuronic Acid Generation and Its Selective Hydrolysis 1998 GA Tech PhD candidate
Thomas Bales Biobleaching with Enzymes 1996 Procter Gamble Company
Coray Harper Molecular Simulation of Cellulose 1995 Weyerhaeuser Company
Fadi Chakar Fundamental Investigations of Dimethyldioxirane 1995 Appleton Papers Inc.
Eric J. Draheim Process Control NMR for the Characterization of Black Liquor Physical Properties 1994 Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Brian Boyer NMR Characterization of Ozonated Pulps 1993 Patent Lawyer
Peter M. Froass NMR Characterization of Kraft Lignin 1993 International Paper