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

A Variable Polyglutamine Repeat Affects Subcellular Localization and Regulatory Activity of a Populus ANGUSTIFOLIA Protein A. Bryan, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Genes, Genomes, Genetics. [Abstract]

Investigating the physical and chemical interactions between cellulose, xylan, and lignin in three different carboxylate ionic liquids.  Annamraju, A., H. O'Neill, S. V. Pingali, S. C. Chmely, and N. Labbe.  2018.  Frontiers in Biorefining, Chemicals and Products from Renewable Carbon, St Simons Island, GA, November 5-8, 2018.

Optimization of component yields and thermal properties by organosolv fractionation of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) using response surface design Bozell, J. J., A. Astner, T. M. Young, and T. G. Rials.  2018.  Bioenergy Research, 11(3):1-13. [Abstract]

Lignin isolation methodology for biorefining, pretreatment and analysis in Lignin valorization: emerging approaches Bozell, J. J., S. C. Chmely, W. Hartwig, R. Key, N. Labbe, P. Venugopal, and E. Zuleta.  2018.  Energy and Environmental Series, 19, 21-61, Eds. Gregg T. Beckham. ISNB: 978-1-78262-554-4.

Pleiotropic and Epistatic Network-Based Discovery: Integrated Networks for Target Gene Discovery D. Weighill, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research. [Abstract]

Analysis of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry data for catalytic lignin depolymerization using positive matrix factorization Gao, Y., M. Walker, A. Barrett, O. Hosseinaei, D. P. Harper, P. C. Ford, B. Williams, and M. Foston.  2018.  Green Chemistry.

Implications of feedstock and processing conditions on lignin-based carbons.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  4th International Congress on Planted Forests, Beijing, China, October 23 27, 2018.

Structural evaluation during conversion stages of lignin feedstocks to carbonaceous products.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. Kizzire, O. Rios, D. Keffer, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Polymer Morphology of Lignin in Carbon Fiber Precursors from Hardwood and Herbaceous Feedstocks.  Garcia-Negron, V., O. Hosseinaei, V. Pingali, D. Keffer, S. C. Chmely, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Reactive thermal extrusion of organosovl lignin into thermoplastic materials.  Ghosh, A., K. Kim, N. Labbe, and A. K. Naskar.  2018.  Frontiers in Biorefining, Chemicals and Products from Renewable Carbon, 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.

Developing renewable and high strength hydrogels by incorporating lignin.  Rajan, K., D. P. Harper, T. G. Rials, D. J. Carrier, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energ, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.