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Submissions from 2018

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The influence of polysacchirides on film stability and bubble attachment at the talc surface, Venkata Atluri, Yuesheng Gao, Xuming Wang, and Lei Pan

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Thermal conductivity of graphene nanoplatelet/cycloaliphatic epoxy composites: Multiscale modeling, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Electrical and chemical characterizations of hafnium (IV) oxide films for biological lab-on-a-chip devices, Jeana Collins, H. Moncada Hernandez, S. Habibi, Chito E. Kendrick, Z. Wang, N. Bihari, Paul Bergstrom, and Adrienne Minerick

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Environmental life cycle assessment of methane biocatalysis: Key considerations and potential impacts, Robert Handler and David Shonnard

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A generalized purification step for viral particles using mannitol flocculation, Caryn L. Heldt, Ashish Saksule, Pratik U. Joshi, and Majid Ghafarian

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Detection and quantification of vitamins in microliter volumes of biological samples by LC-MS for clinical screening, Maryam Khaksari, Lynn R. Mazzoleni, Chunhai Ruan, Peng Song, Neil D. Hershey, Robert T. Kennedy, Mark A. Burns, and Adrienne R. Minerick

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Cellulose–hemicellulose interactions at elevated temperatures increase cellulose recalcitrance to biological conversion, Rajeev Kumar, Samantha Bhagja, Micholas Dean Smith, Loukas Petridis, Rebecca Garlock Ong, Charles M. Cai, and et.al

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Sol–gel derived CeO2/α-Al2O3 bilayer thin film as an anti-coking barrier and its catalytic coke oxidation performance, Hyuk T. Kwon, Maxim P. Bukhovko, Shilpa Mahamulkar, Taylor Sulmonetti, Byunghyun Min, Qandeel Almas, Andrzej Malek, Liwei Li, Pradeep K. Agrawal, and Christopher W. Jones

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Enhanced anticancer activity of 5'-DFUR-PCL-MPEG polymeric prodrug micelles encapsulating chemotherapeutic drugs, Alicia J. Sawdon, Jun Zhang, Xutu Wang, and Ching-An Peng

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Life cycle assessment of novel technologies for algae harvesting and oil extraction in the renewable diesel pathway, Rui Shi, Robert Handler, and David Shonnard

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Accelerated hygrothermal aging of Talc/Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Aaron Krieg, Nicholas J. Jensen, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Julia A. King, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Gypsum and other evaporites as a potential source for water extraction on Mars: Experimental update, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey S. Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Ezequiel F. Medici, and Kris Zacny

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Reverse flotation separation of fluorite from calcite: A novel reagent scheme, Jianjun Wang, Zihan Zhou, Yuesheng Gao, Wei Sun, Yuehua Hu, and Zhiyong Gao

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Selective flocculation separation of fine hematite from quartz using a novel grafted copolymer flocculant, Jinxia Zhang, Weiguang Sun, Zhiyong Gao, Fusheng Niu, Long Wang, Yawei Zhao, and Yuesheng Gao

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Diverse lignocellulosic feedstocks can achieve high field‐scale ethanol yields while providing flexibility for the biorefinery and landscape‐level environmental benefits, Yaoping Zhang, Lawrence G. Oates, Jose Serate, Dan Xie, Edward Pohlman, Yury Bukhman, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and et al.

Submissions from 2017

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Identification of developmental stage and anatomical fraction contributions to cell wall recalcitrance in switchgrass, Jacob D. Crowe, Nicholas Feringa, Sivakumar Pattathil, Brian Merritt, Cliff Foster, Dayna Dines, Rebecca Ong, and David B. Hodge

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A Hybrid Catalytic Route to Fuels from Biomass Syngas, Laurel Harmon, Richard Hallen, Michael Lilga, Bjorn Heijstra, Ignasi Palou-Rivera, and Robert Handler

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Mentoring students in research and communication across the ocean, Caryn L. Heldt, Erin Smith, Hannah Cunningham, and Cameron Miller

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Thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of talc‐ and glass microsphere‐Reinforced Cycloaliphatic epoxy composites, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, Aaron Krieg, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Surface isoelectric focusing (sIEF) with carrier ampholyte pH gradient, Zhichao Wang, Cornelius Ivory, and Adrienne Minerick

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Water sorption in pretreated grasses as a predictor of enzymatic hydrolysis yields, Danielle L. Williams, Jacob D. Crowe, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and David B. Hodge

Works from 2016

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Chapter 6 - Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Through the Alcohol to Jet Pathway, K. P. Brooks, L. J. Snowden-Swan, S. B. Jones, M. G. Butcher, G.-S J. Lee, D. M. Anderson, R. Handler, D. Shonnard, and et. al.

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Optimal droop surface control of dc microgrids based on battery state of charge, Arthur J. Jones and Wayne Weaver

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Effects of carbon fillers on the conductivity and tensile properties of polyetheretherketone composites, Julia A. King, Julie Tomasi, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Gregory M. Odegard, Todd King, and John W. Sutherland

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Determination and modeling of mechanical properties for graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy composites, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Evan J. Pineda, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Inhibition of microbial biofuel production in drought-stressed switchgrass hydrolysate, Rebecca Garlock Ong, Alan Higbee, Scott Bottoms, Quinn Dickinson, Dan Xie, Scott A. Smith, Jose Serate, Edward Pohlman, Arthur Daniel Jones, Joshua J. Coon, Trey S. Kato, Gregg R. Sanford, Dustin Eilert, Dustin G. Oates, Jeff S. Piotrowski, Donn M. Bates, David Cavalier, and Yaoping Zhang

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Purification of CD47-streptavidin fusion protein from bacterial lysate using biotin-agarose affinity chromatography, Nasrin Salehi and Ching An Peng

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Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of bio-oil from two-step torrefaction and fast pyrolysis of pine, Olumide Winjobi, David Shonnard, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Wen Zhou

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Techno-economic assessment of the effect of torrefaction on fast pyrolysis of pine, Olumide Winjobi, David Shonnard, Ezra Bar Ziv, and Wen Zhou

Works from 2015

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Shielding effectiveness of carbon-filled polycarbonate composites, Julia A. King, William Pisani, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald, Warren F. Perger, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Platinum electrode modification: Unique surface carbonization approach to improve performance and sensitivity, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, and Adrienne Minerick

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Electrochemical hematocrit determination in a direct current microfluidic device, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, Jessika Rogers, and Adrienne Minerick

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Anode Catalysts for Low-Temperature Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells, Wenzhen Li

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Electrospinning 3D scaffolds for use in neural tissue engineering, Rachel Martin, M. E. Mullins, F. Zhao, and Zichen Qian

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Strategies for the production of cell wall-deconstructing enzymes in lignocellulosic biomass and their utilization for biofuel production, Sang-Hyuck Park, Rebecca Garlock Ong, and Mariam Sticklen

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Refinery Upgrading of Hydropyrolysis Oil From Biomass, Michael Roberts, Terry Marker, Pedro Ortiz-Toral, Martin Linck, Larry Felix, Jim Wangerow, David Shonnard, Robert Handler, Jiqing Fan, and et. al.

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Internal deoxygenation of tubular photobioreactor for mass production of microalgae by perfluorocarbon emulsions, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone initiated by Ganciclovir (GCV) for the preparation of GCV-tagged polymeric micelles, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching-An Peng

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Size and medium conductivity dependence on dielectrophoretic behaviors of gas core poly-l-lysine shell nanoparticles, Chungja Yang, Chun Jen Wu, Agnes E. Ostafin, Giselle Thibaudeau, and Adrienne Minerick

Submissions from 2014

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Improving electrokinetic microdevice stability by controlling electrolysis bubbles, Hwi Yong Lee, Cedrick Barber, and Adrienne Minerick

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A preliminary life cycle assessment of biofuels produced by the IH < sup> 2 ™ process, Edwin Maleche, Ryan Glaser, Terry Marker, and David Shonnard

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Theoretical and experimental examination of particle-particle interaction effects on induced dipole moments and dielectrophoretic responses of multiple particle chains, Hector Moncada-Hernandez, Eliot Nagler, and Adrienne Minerick

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National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products Final Technical Report, Jose A. Olivares, Ivan Baxter, Judith Brown, Carleton Michael, Rose Anne Cattolico, Dale Taraka, Robert Handler, David Shonnard, and et. al.

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Longitudinal plasmonic detection of glucose using gold nanorods, Ching An Peng and Sushil Pachpinde

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On a novel mechanistic model for simultaneous enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose considering morphology, Yang Zhang, Bingqian Xu, and Wen Zhou

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A protocol for rheological characterization of hydrogels for tissue engineering strategies, Jonathan M. Zuidema, Christopher J. Rivet, Ryan J. Gilbert, and Faith A. Morrison

Works from 2013

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Mechanical properties of graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy composites, Julia A. King, Danielle R. Klimek, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Thermoelectric behavior of organic thin film nanocomposites, Gregory P. Moriarty, Sukanta De, Paul J. King, Umar Khan, Michael Via, Julia A. King, Jonathan N. Coleman, and Jaime C. Grunlan

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Engineering antiphagocytic biomimetic drug carriers, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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Multifunctional Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Alicia J. Sawdon and Ching An Peng

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The safety and chemical engineering education committee-broadening the reach of chemical engineering process safety education, Thomas O. Spicer, Ronald J. Willey, Daniel Crowl, and Wendy Smades

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Electricity storage in biofuels: Selective electrocatalytic reduction of levulinic acid to valeric acid or γ-valerolactone, Le Xin, Zhongtian Zhang, Ji Qi, David J. Chadderdon, Yang Qiu, Kayla M. Warsko, and Wenzhen Li

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High-Throughput screening of substrate chemistry for embryonic stem cell attachment, expansion, and maintaining pluripotency, Michael R. Zonca, Philip S. Yune, Caryn L. Heldt, Georges Belfort, and Yubing Xie

Works from 2012

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Sustainability in chemical engineering education: Identifying a core body of knowledge, David T. Allen and David Shonnard

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Porcine parvovirus removal using trimer and biased hexamer peptides, Caryn L. Heldt, Patrick V. Gurgel, Lee Ann Jaykus, and Ruben G. Carbonell

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Kinetics and mechanism of the charge-transfer polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated with n-butyl amine and carbon tetrachloride catalyzed by palladium dichloride, Rajesh Tiwari and David A. Spivak

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Electrical conductivity modeling of carbon black/polycarbonate, carbon nanotube/polycarbonate, and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Tensile modulus modeling of carbon black/polycarbonate, carbon nanotube/polycarbonate, and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Mark J. Cieslinski, Jonathan J. Anderson, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Effects of multiple carbon fillers on the rheology of polycarbonate-based composites, Michael D. Via, Faith A. Morrison, Julia A. King, Edsel A. Beach, Kyle R. Wiese, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Simultaneous Generation of Mesoxalic Acid and Electricity from Glycerol on a Gold Anode Catalyst in Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhichao Wang, and Wenzhen Li

Works from 2011

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In-plane thermal conductivity modeling of carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer-based resins, Tayloria N.G. Adams, Tamara R. Olson, Julia A. King, and Jason Keith

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Quantification of pH gradients and implications in insulator-based dielectrophoresis of biomolecules, Aytug Gencoglu, Fernanda Camacho-Alanis, Vi Thanh Nguyen, Asuka Nakano, Alexandra Ros, and Adrienne Minerick

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Asymmetric amyloid fibril elongation: A new perspective on a symmetric world, Caryn L. Heldt, Shuqi Zhang, and Georges Belfort

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Electrical and thermal conductivity and tensile and flexural properties: Comparison of carbon black/polycarbonate and carbon nanotube/polycarbonate resins, Julia A. King, Michael D. Via, Michelle E. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Explorations of ABO-Rh antigen expressions on erythrocyte dielectrophoresis: Changes in cross-over frequency, Kaela M. Leonard and Adrienne Minerick

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Anti-neuroblastoma activity of gold nanorods bound with GD2 monoclonal antibody under near-infrared laser irradiation, Ching-An Peng and Chung-Hao Wang

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Familial 6p22.2 duplication associates with mild developmental delay and increased SSADH activity, Linda Siggberg, Aki Mustonen, Robert Schuit, Gajja S. Salomons, Birthe Roos, K. Michael Gibson, Cornelis Jakobs, Jaakko Ignatius, and Sakari Knuutila

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Direct current insulator-based dielectrophoretic characterization of erythrocytes: ABO-Rh human blood typing, Soumya K. Srivastava, Andreas Artemiou, and Adrienne Minerick

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Kinetic study of Ru III -catalyzed polymerization of methylmethacrylate initiated with n-butylamine in the presence of carbon tetrachloride by a charge-transfer mechanism, Rajesh Tiwari and Gerard T. Caneba

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Comparison of rheological properties of carbon nanotube/polycarbonate and carbon black/polycarbonate composites, Michael D. Via, Faith A. Morrison, Julia A. King, Jeffrey A. Caspary, Owen P. Mills, and Gregg R. Bogucki

Works from 2010

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Free-radical retrograde-precipitation polymerization (FRRPP): Novel concepts, processes, materials, and energy aspects, Gerard T. Caneba

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Effects of carbon fillers on tensile and flexural properties in polypropylene-based resins, Daniel López Gaxiola, Mary M. Jubinski, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Estimation of the flammability zone boundaries for flammable gases, Travis J. Hansen and Daniel Crowl

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Explosion characteristics of hydrogen-air mixtures in a spherical vessel, Young Do Jo and Daniel A. Crowl

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Effects of carbon fillers in thermally conductive polypropylene based resins, Julia A. King, Beth A. Johnson, Michael D. Via, and Charles J. Ciarkowski

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Electrical and thermal conductivity and tensile and flexural properties of carbon nanotube/polycarbonate resins, Julia A. King, Michael D. Via, Jeffrey A. Caspary, Mary M. Jubinski, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Owen P. Mills, and Gregg R. Bogucki

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Uniform hazard versus uniform risk bases for performance-based earthquake engineering of light-frame wood construction, Yue Li, Yuejun Yin, Bruce R. Ellingwood, and William Bulleit

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Camelina-derived jet fuel and diesel: Sustainable advanced biofuels, David Shonnard, Larry Williams, and Tom N. Kalnes

Works from 2009

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Free-radical retrograde-precipitation copolymerization of vinyl acetate and acrylic acid, Gerard T. Caneba, Zhiyong Xu, and Yadunandan L. Dar

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A century of process safety-and more, Daniel Crowl

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A method for determining the flammable limits of gases in a spherical vessel, Daniel Crowl and Young Do Jo

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Nielsen thermal conductivity model for single filler carbon/polypropylene composites, Daniel Lopez Gaxiola, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Beth A. Johnson

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Flame growth model for confined gas explosion, Young Do Jo and Daniel Crowl

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A technoeconomic and environmental life cycle comparison of green diesel to biodiesel and syndiesel, Tom N. Kalnes, Ken P. Koers, Terry Marker, and David Shonnard

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Tensile modulus modeling of carbon-filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Ibrahim Miskioglu, and Samuel C. Roache

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Electrical conductivity of carbon-filled polypropylene-based resins, Julia A. King, Beth A. Johnson, Michael D. Via, and Charles J. Ciarkowski

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Synergistic effects of multiple carbon fillers on the rheology of liquid crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Troy M. Tambling, Jason Keith, Andrew J. Cole, and Faith A. Morrison

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Comparison of the effects of an ionic liquid and triethylbenzylammonium chloride on the properties of electrospun fibers, 1 - poly (lactic acid), Jeong Moon Seo, Ganesh Kumar Arumugam, Sourabh Khan, and Patricia Heiden

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Preparation and characterization of LDPE and pp - Wood fiber composites, Münir Tagdemir, Hasan Biltekin, and Gerard T. Caneba

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The Chem-E-Car competition and the integration of process safety management, Richard Zollars, Daniel Crowl, and Ronald J. Willey

Works from 2008

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Thermal conductivity models for single and multiple filler carbon/liquid crystal polymer composites, Rebecca A. Hauser, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, and Jennifer L. Holdren

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Effects of carbon fillers on the thermal conductivity of highly filled liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Rebecca A. Hauser, Julia A. King, Rachel M. Pagel, and Jason Keith

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Kinetic characterization of biomass dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysis: Mixtures of hardwoods, softwood, and switchgrass, Jill Jensen, Juan Morinelly, Anwar Aglan, Adam Mix, and David R. Shonnard

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Tensile properties of carbon filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Peter W. Grant, Andrew J. Cole, Bryan M. Klett, and Ibrahim Miskioglu

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Synergistic effects of carbon fillers in electrically and thermally conductive liquid crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Rodwick L. Barton, Rebecca A. Hauser, and Jason Keith

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Synergistic effects of carbon fillers on tensile and flexural properties in liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Jason Keith, Odell L. Glenn, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Andrew J. Cole, Scott R. McLaughlin, and Rachel M. Pagel

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Effects of carbon fillers on the rheology of highly filled liquid-crystal polymer based resins, Julia A. King, Troy M. Tambling, Faith A. Morrison, Jason Keith, Andrew J. Cole, and Rachel M. Pagel

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Wood-to-Wheels: A Multidisciplinary Research Initiative in Sustainable Transportation Utilizing Fuels and Co-Products from Forest Resources, David R. Shonnard, Jill Jensen, Jeffrey Naber, Qiong Zhang, Ann Maclean, Kathleen Halvorsen, Timothy L. Jenkins, Christopher Polonowski, and John W. Sutherland

Works from 2007

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Electrical conductivity model evaluation of carbon fiber filled liquid crystal polymer composites, Rodwick L. Barton, Jason Keith, and Julia A. King

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Thermal conductivity models for carbon/liquid crystal polymer composites, Jason Keith, Julia A. King, Kara M. Lenhart, and Bridget Zimny