Lignin Research


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Personnel

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

 

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Center for Renewable Carbon 
AgResearchers at UT are developing ways of converting renewable carbon sources from plants into fuels and other products


 

Recent Publications

Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Nayak, S.  2020.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

A tough and sustainable fiber-forming material from lignin and waste poly(ethylene terephthalate) Akato, K. M., N. A. Nguyen, R. Kalavathy, D. P. Harper, and A. K. Naskar.  2019.  RSC Advances.

Elucidating Nano and Meso-Structures of Lignin Carbon Composites: A Comprehensive Study of Feedstock and Temperature Dependence.  Gacia-Negron, V., D. G. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. J. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2019.  Carbon.

Structural Characterization of Carbonized Lignin Feedstocks via Transmission Electron Microscopy.  Gacia-Negron, V., G. Duscher, D. J. Keffer, O. Rios, and D. P. Harper.  2019.  ACS (American Chemistry Society) National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31 – April 4.

Butanol-based organosolv lignin and reactive modification of poly(ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate) Ghosh, A., K. Kim, K. Rajan, C. C. Bowland, R. N. Gurram, R. W. Montgomery, A. Manesh, N. Labbé, and A. K. Naskar.  2019.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 44, 20300-20308.

Engineered Carbon Materials with Nano-graphitic Domains from Lignin.  Harper, D. P., and D. Keffer.  2019.  2019 USDA/NIFA Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems Grantees Conference, Nashville, TN, May 20-21.

Dissolution in Ionic Liquids (and Deep Eutectic Solvents?): an Environmentally Sustainable Approach for the for the Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass.  Hayes, D. G.  2019.  International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-21 November 2019. [Abstract]

High-performance nanocomposites of lignin-based thermoplastics.  Kanbargi, N., N. Labbé, and A. K. Naskar.  2019.  American Chemical Society, March 31-April 4, 2019, Orlando, FL.

Modeling of Structural Features in Lignin Based Composite Materials by Hierarchical Decomposition of the Radial Distribution Function.  Kizirre, D. G., V. Garcia-Negron, D. P. Harper, and D. J. Keffer.  2019.  Southeast Theoretical Chemistry Association, May 2019, Knoxville, TN.

. Local Structure Analysis and Modeling of Lignin-Based Carbon Composite Anodes through the Hierarchical Decomposition of the Radial Distribution Function Software – HDRDF.  Kizirre, D. G., V. Garcia-Negron, D. P. Harper, and D. J. Keffer.  2019.  Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, November 2019.

Effects of soil fauna on cellulose and lignin decomposition of plant litter in the Changbai Mountain, China Ma, C., X. Yin, X. Kou, Z. Wang, Y. Jiang, H. Wang, and E. C. Bernard.  2019.  Environmental Entomology, Vol. 48(3): 592-602.

Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Nayak, S.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]