Cellulosic Research

If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.


David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology



Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


(1 mention)

Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest 
Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products. Finding the best materials for this purpose is part of the mission for UT's Center for Renewable Carbon.


Recent Publications

High-resolution Multi-objective Optimization of Sustainable Supply Chains for a Large Scale Lignocellulosic Biofuel Industry.  Yu, T. E., B. C. English, J. Zhong, J. A. Larson, J. S. Fu, L. H. Lambert, and B. S. Wilson.  2020.  Pursuing Sustainability: OR/MS Applications in Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, Logistics, & Resou, C. Chen, V. Jayaraman, and Y. Chen, ed., Springer International Series in Operations Research and Management Science.

Progress and performance of multifunctional perennial bioenergy systems.  Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2019.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, Wiley's International Reviews. [Abstract]

Stochastic Optimization of Cellulosic Biofuel Supply Chain under Feedstock Yield Uncertainty.  Sharma, B. P., T. E. Yu, B. C. English, C. Boyer, and J. A. Larson.  2019.  Energy Procedia, 158: 1009-1014. [Abstract]

High performance cyanate esters and poly(benzoxazine) from fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass.  Barde, M., C. W. Edmunds, N. Labbe, and M. Auad.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Biochemical and transcriptomic characterization of glycoside hydrolases in Thermobia domestica and Ctenolepisma longicaudata.  Mallipeddi, R.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Strategies for continuous improvement and improved competitiveness for the sustainable bio-based industries.  Metzner C.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Structural changes in lignocellulosic biomass during activation with ionic liquids comprising 3-methylimidazolium cations and carboxylate anions Moyer, J., K. Kim, N. Abdoulmoumine, S. C. Chmely, B. Long, D. J. Carrier, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11, 265.

Relationship between lignocellulosic biomass dissolution and physicochemical properties of ionic liquids composed of 3-methylimidazolium cations and carboxylate anions Moyer, P., M. D. Smith, N. Abdoulmoumine, S. C. Chmely, J. C. Smith, L. Petridis, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 2508-2516.

Intra- and inter-molecular interactions of lignocellulosic biomass in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ionic liquid: solution spinnability and molecular orientation.  Nguyen, N., K. Kim, C. C. Bowland, J. K. Keum, L. T. Kearney, N. O. André, N. Labbe, and A. K. Naskar.  2018.  Frontiers in Biorefining, Chemicals and Products from Renewable Carbon, St Simons Island, GA, November 5-8, 2018.

Catalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of organosolv lignin using B-containing FeNi alloyed catalysts Regmi, Y. N., J. K. Mann, J. R. McBride, J. Tao, C. E. Barnes, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2018.  Catalysis Today, 302: 190-195, 2018. [Abstract]

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA Toliver, D.K., B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems, 2018, 2(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems2020025. [Abstract]

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.