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Visiting Faculty, Scientists, and Students


Visting Faculty

Professeur Nicolas Brosse
LERMaB, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, UHP Nancy 1

Paul Gatenholm has been appointed Professor of Biopolymer Technology at Chalmers University of Technology from November 1, 2000. He was born in 1956. He received his BSc in Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University. He graduated with a PhD in 1985 at the Department of Polymer Technology at Chalmers University of Technology with a thesis on cellulose-polymer composites. After spending a post-doc period at UNSW in Australia, he moved over to directing R&D in the polymer industry. In 1991, he was a visiting scientist at the Bioengineering Center, University of Washington in Seattle. He was appointed 'docent' at Chalmers in 1995 and initiated research on bio-based materials. In 1997, he was visiting professor at the US Naval Research Laboratory and he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Biomaterial Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.

During his visit to our laboratory (2005-2007) we are actively collaborating in several fields including cold plasma modification of cellulosics, nanocellulosic composites, and fiber modification of wood fibers.


Visiting Research Scientists

Zhen Wei - Visiting Student (2012-2014)
Key Laboratory of Environmental Biology and Pollution Control
College of Environmental Science and Engineering
Hunan University
Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Zhaoyang Xu - Associate Professor (2013)
College of Materials Science & Engineering
Nanjing Forestry University
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 

Yiming Zhou - Visiting Student (2012-2013)
State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering 
College of Light Industry & Food Sciences 
South China University of Technology
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China  

Wenjia Han - Visiting Student (2010-2011)
State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering
College of Light Industry & Food Sciences
South China University of Technology
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yangmei Chen - Visiting Student (2010-2011)
State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering
College of Light Industry & Food Sciences
South China University of Technology
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Atika Oudia 2005
Universidade Beira Interior
Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia do Papel
Rua Marquês d’Avila e Bolama 6201-001
Covilhã, Portugal

Christina Bohlin 2007
Biochemistry, Karlstad University
Universitetsgatan 2, SE-651 88 Karlstad
Sweden

Elisabetta Aracri
Universitat Poltècnica de Catalunya
School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa
Department of Textile and Paper Engineering
Campus de Terrassa,
Edifici TR4. C/Colom, 11. 08222 Terrassa, Spain

Carolina Marangon Jardim 2009
PhD Student, Pulp and Paper Technology
Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Dr. C. Mohandass 2006 - 07
Biological Oceanography Division National Institute of Oceanography
Dona Paula, Goa-403004, India

Dr. A. Suurnakki 1999 Researcher, VTT, Finland

Dr. D.H. Kim 1999 - Present Researcher, IPST

Dr. F. Wolfaardt 2001 Research Officer
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Orange Free State, South Africa

Dr. S. Wang 2001 Professor, Depart. Bio-Technology
Sugar Engineering Industry,
Guangxi University, Nanning,
Guangxi, China

Dr. Q. Hou
Professor and Director of Tianjin Key Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Engineering
Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Tianjin, China


Postdoctoral Research Fellows Supervised

Postdoctoral Fellow Residence at IPST Current Status
Dr. F. Hunang 2010 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. C. Cateto 2010 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. L. Wang 2009 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. M. Foston 2008 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. R. Samuel 2008 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. K. David 2007 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. P. Sannigrahi 2006 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. K. Knutson 2005 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. J. Nan 2004 - current Chemistry, GA Tech
Dr. D. Kim 2002 - current IPST
Dr. Y. Pu 2000 - current IPST
Dr. E. Johansson 2004 - 2005

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,        
Laboratori d'Engenyeria Paperera i Materials Polímers
Escola Politècnica Superio, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain

Dr. Q. Hou 2003 - 2005 Professor and Director of Tianjin Key Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Engineering
Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Dr. Z. Feng 2001 - 2003 Researcher, McMaster University
Dr. R. Yang 1999 - 2001 IPST Research Services
Dr. A. Boasman 1999 - 2000 SP Newsprint Co.
Dr. P. Agrawal 1998 - 1999 ACS Abstract Services
Dr. C. Li 1997 - 1999 Research Supervisor, Selecto Inc.
Dr. B. Dhasmana 1997 - 1998 Assistant Professor, Halifax Community College, NC
Dr. W. Lin 1996 - 1997 Researcher, NREL, CO
Dr. C. Cook 1995 - 1997 Researcher, Oxychem, NY
Dr. J.Brambila 1994 - 1995  
Dr. M. Hogjat 1994 - 1995  
Dr. D. Santiago 1993 - 1994 Research Scientist, FDA
Dr. L. C. Harvey 1993 - 1994 Associate Professor, Agnes Scott College
Dr. X. Pan 1992 - 1995 Researcher, Alberta Research Council

Visiting Research Students

Our research studies in biofuels, biomaterials and biochemicals is a national-international partnership.  Frequently this involves students from our group visiting other research laboratories to work collaboratively on projects. For example:

  1. Lorraine C. Vander Wielen visited the research laboratories of Professor Paul Gatenholm, Chalmers University; Gothenburg, Sweden in the winter of 2003 to characterize cold plasma modified lignocellulosic fibers.  The results of this collaboration were summarized in several publications.

  2. Lorraine C. Vander Wielen visited the research laboratories of Professor Paul Gatenholm, Chalmers University; Gothenburg, Sweden in the winter of 2003 to characterize cold plasma modified lignocellulosic fibers.  The results of this collaboration were summarized in several publications.

  3. Mate Nagy visited the research laboratories of Professor George Britovsek at Imperial College London the Fall of 2006.  His studies while at ICL were directed at investigating new catalysts for refining biomass.

  4. Lee Goetz visited the research laboratories of Professor K. Oksman's lab in Luleå University of Technology, Skelleftea/Sweden. Her studies while at LTU were directed at examining the fundamental properties of nanocellulosic composites.

  5. Bassem Hallac visited the research laboratories of Professor Richard Murphy at Imperial College London (ICL) the summer of 2009. His studies while at ICL were directed at investigating the ultrastructure of Buddleja davidii before and after pretreatment.

  6. Tyrone Wells visited the research laboratories of Professor Hans Theliander at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden)in 2013-14. His studies while at Chalmers are directed at investigating the structure of lignin from kraft pulping and how it can be tailored for specific product platform technologies.


 

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