Composite Research

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David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Groups and Facilities

(5 mentions)

Forest Products 
Drying, wood composites, manufacturing and sensors.


Recent Publications

Influence of modified cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) on performance of bionanocomposite coatings Aucliair, N., A. Kaboorani, B. Riedl, V. Landry, O. Hosseinaei, and S. Wang.  2018.  Progress in Organic Coatings, 123: 2734.

A thermally stable and hydrophobic composite aerogel made from cellulose nanofibril aerogel impregnated with silica particles.  Fu, J., C. He, S. Wang, and Y. Chen.  2018.  Journal of Materials Science, 53:7072-7082.

Preparation techniques of cellulose composite aerogels and their recent applications progress in bio-medical field.  Fu, J., C. He, Y. Chen, and S. Wang.  2018.  Journal of Cellulose Science and Technology, 26(1):69-77.

Evaluation of Nano- and Mesoscale Structural Features in Carbon Composites through Hierarchical Decomposition of the Radial Distribution Function Garcia-Negron, V., A. Oyedele, E. Ponce, O. Rios, D. P. Harper, and D. J. Keffer.  2018.  Journal of Applied Crystallography.

Control of carbon composite nano- and meso- structure through feedstock and processing conditions.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  Frontiers in Biorefining, St. Simons Island, GA, November 5 8, 2018.

Tailoring Nanostructure in Lignin-Based Carbon Composites Through Processing and Feedstock Selection.  Keffer, D. J., V. Garcia-Negron, D. Kizzire, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  2nd International Workshop on Sustainability Innovation in Transportation Infrastructure, Knoxville, TN, March, 2018.

Modeling using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) for Wood Composite Products Tian N., T. M. Young, A. Petutschnigg, Y. Sun, and Z. Pei.  2018.  Research Inventy: International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJSE), 7(5):66-75. [Abstract]

The Health of Trees in Bioretention: A Survey and Analysis of Influential Variables.  Tirpak, A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and A. Khojandi.  2018.  Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. [Abstract]

Properties of Cellulose Nanocrystal Reinforced Polymer Composites Based on 3D Printing.  Wang, S., X. Feng, and Y. Xie.  2018.  IAWS 2018 Annual Meeting, Biosustainable materials: Key to a better future, October 15 19, 2018, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Chitosan/Nanocrystalline Cellulose Biocomposites Isolation and Preparation from Rice Straw: Physicochemical Characterization and Evaluation of Interfacial Compatibility.  Xu, K., C. Liu, K. Kang, Z. Tang, W. Yang, and S. Wang.  2018.  Composites Science and Technology, 154(18): 8-17.

Dynamic post-polymerization of 3D-printed photopolymer nanocomposites: Effect of cellulose nanocrystal and postcure temperature.  Yang, Z., G. wu, S. Wang, M. Xu, and X. Feng.  2018.  Journal of Polymer Science. Part B: Polymer Physics, 56 (12), 935-946.

Improved predictive modeling of wood composite products using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) Young, T. M., N. Tian, and Y. Sun.  2018.  5th Stochastic Modeling Techniques & Data Analysis (SMTDA) International Conference and Demographics. [Abstract]