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NSF-PFI CIBER EXCHANGE GOAL

This program seeks to leverage the established educational and research expertise in the Center for Innovative Biomaterial Education and Research (CIBER) to develop joint technological exchange program between leading research institutions in the USA and Portugal.  This program, jointly sponsored by NSF is chartered to develop:

Student and faculty exchanges between Georgia Institute of Technology and leading universities in Portugal including, Universidade da Beira Interior and Universidade de Aveiro directed at teaching the next generation of scientists and engineers about the science/technology and social issues concerning biomass conversion.

Development of collaborative research programs leveraging the intrinsic research capabilities of the program participants directed at utilizing USA Loblolly pine and Portuguese Eucalyptus pulps and wood resources for innovative biomaterials.

Web-based learning modules describing the fundamental physiochemical properties of southern USA Loblolly pine and Portuguese Eucalyptus pulps and wood resources.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Enabling Biopolymers through Green Chemistry, 2012 International Bioenergy Days, MN (Oct., 2012)

  • Sustainable Nano-Materials - What is happening at the cellular level? Ragauskas, A.J., DOE Workshop on Sustainable Nanomaterials. (June, 2012 in VA)

  • Characterizing the Mechanisms of Reduced Recalcitrance of Biomass. 2012 Department of Energy (DOE) Genomic Science Program Awardee Meeting, Maryland.

  • Lignin: The new paradigm in biofuels. Phytochemical Society of North America 50th Meeting, HI (Dec., 20112).

  • Biorefineries and Bioconversions: Current and Future Challenges, GA Tech Fall 2011 Transformational Energy Speaker Series.

  • BESC Research and Lessons in Pretreatment Chemistry, Ragauskas, A.J., NSERC Bioconversion Network, University of Toronto, Canada (June, 2011)

  • Fiber Modification: Strengthening Softwood Fibres with Hemicelluloses, Ragauskas, A.J., Pira 3rd biennial Fibre Engineering, Barcelona, Spain (May, 2011)

  • A Fresh Look at the Biorefinery Concept: What Works and What Doesn’t. Ragauskas, A.J., Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University (April, 2011)

  • Creating Sustainable Chemical Solutions Essential to Converting Lignocellulosic Biomass resources to BioMaterials, BioFuels, BioChemicals and BioPower for People Everywhere. Ragauskas, A.J., Department of Energy, Washington, DC (April, 2011)

  • Organsolv Pretreatment: Reduced Recalcitrance and More. Ragauskas, A.J. Great lakes BioEnergy Research Center, Michigan State University (March, 2011)

  • BESC Research and Lessons in Pretreatment Chemistry, Ragauskas, A.J. Great lakes BioEnergy Research Center, Michigan State University (March, 2011)

  • Green chemistry: Grand challenges from converting biomass to biofuels and bio-based materials, FOBI series, University of Copenhagen (Jan., 2011)

  • Hemicelluloses: The Good, The Bad, The Promising. Biomass derived pentoses: from biotechnology to fine chemistry, Reims, France (Nov., 2010)

  • Recent Advances in Biorefining and Pretreatment Chemistry, Second International Symposium on Bioenergy And Biotechnology, Wahun, China (2010)

  • New Energy Research - An Industry-Governmental Partnership, Auditorium of the American Resource Center (June, 2010)

  • A Perspective on Pretreatment Chemistry: Recent Advances and Future Challenges, University of Jyvaskyla, Agora Center, Martti Ahtisaari-auditorium, Mattilanniemi 2, (June, 2010)

  • Forest Biorefinery: Time to Be. Polysaccharides as a Source of Advanced Materials Conference, Abo Academia, Turku, Finland (Sept, 2009)

  • Recent Development in US Forest Biorefinery, Universidade Beira Interior, Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia do Papel; Covilhã, Portugal (July, 2009)

  • Cellulose Fibers: From Nanometers to Millimeter. New Applications and Opportunities, University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry; Aveiro, Portugal (July, 2009)

  • Forest BioRefineries. RAIZ - Instituto de Investigacao da Floresta e Papel; Averio, Portugal (July, 2009)

  • Cellulose Fibers: From Nanometers to Millimeter. New Applications and Opportunities, RAIZ - Instituto de Investigacao da Floresta e Papel; Averio, Portugal (July, 2009)

  • Cellulose Fibers: From Nanometers to Millimeter. New Applications and Opportunities, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (July, 2009)

  • Forest BioRefinery Accomplishments, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (June, 2009)

  • BioFuels and Biomaterials: Forest BioRefinery, Lithuanian Seimas(Parliament) Committee on Environment Protection (June, 2009)

  • Alternative Energy in the US and State-of-the-Art Biological Conversion Technologies to Bioethanol, Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Vilnius, Lithuania (June, 2009)

  • US Forest Biofinery, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, Lithuanian (June, 2009)

  • Recent Development in US Forest Biorefinery, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuanian (June, 2009)

  • Transformational Forest BioRefinery Technologies, 10th Baltic Economic Forum, Riga, Latvia (June, 2009)

  • Recent Developments in US Forest Biorefinery, Novel Products and Fuels from Forest Trees Seminar Series, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University, Sweden (May, 2009).

  • The Biorefinery Concept: Opportunities, Challenges and Innovation, Chalmers University of Technology (May, 2009).

  • Securing Biofuels and Bioenergy from the Next Generation of Forest BioRefineries, House of Sweden/Swedish Embassy-Washington DC (May, 2009)

  • US Perspective on Biorefinery, Forest Products Industry Research College (FPIRC), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Jan., 2009)

  • Engineering The Next Generation of LignoCellulosic Fibers, Colloquium Wood Valorisation Epinal, France (Jan., 2009)

  • Forest Biorefineries Opportunities, Challenges and Innovation, Colloquium Wood Valorisation Epinal, France (Jan., 2009)

  • Characterizing Lignocellulosics from Biomass to Bioethanol, Colloquium Wood Valorisation Epinal, France (Jan., 2009)

  • Characterizing Lignocellulosics from Biomass to Bioethanol, Booregard, Sarpsborg, Norway (Dec., 2008)

  • Wood Chemistry In The Biorefinery, Booregard, Sarpsborg, Norway (Dec., 2008)

  • Putting Chemistry Back Into The Biorefinery, Imperial College London, London (Dec., 2008)

  • Review of Fiber Modification, Eka Chemicals, Sweden (Dec., 2008)

  • Seeing Fibers in a Pulp Forest. Joint SCA, Sodra, Chalmers meeting, Gotenburg, Sweden (Oct., 2008)

  • Energizing the Forest Biorefinery: Pulp-Paper-Fuels, TAPPI SuperCorrExpo conference, Atlanta. GA, (Sept., 2008)

  • Wanted: Technology Breakthroughs, International Bioenergy Days, MN. At request of the US State Department, (Sept., 2007)

  • Forest Biorefineries Bridge to Future: FPRIC Sweden (Aug., 2008).

  • Developing the new lignocellulosic energy age. 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April, 2008).

  • Fiber Modification/Fiber Fiber Bonding, Eka Chemical (June, 2008)

  • Advances in Fiber Modification, Aracruz, Brazil (March, 2008)

  • US Perspective on Biorefinery, STFI-Packforsk/KTH (Jan., 2008).

  • The New Lignocellulosic Age, Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå Sweden (Sept., 2007).

  • Lignocellulose Chemistry: Lonesome BioPolymer to Key BioFuel Resource. School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering, GT (Jan., 2008).

  • Forest BioRefinery: North American Perspective, Biorefinery and Biotechnology and their Impact on the Pulp and Paper Industry, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, MG, Brasil (2008)


  • US Perspective on Biorefinery, STFI-Packforsk/KTH (Jan., 2008).


  • Forest Biorefinery At the Cross Roads of Science, Engineering and Innovation, Mid Sweden University (Jan., 2008).


  • Biofuels for the Future, Carlsberg Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (Feb., 2007)


  • The New Lignocellulosic Age, Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå Sweden (Sept., 2007).


  • The path forward for biofuels and biomaterials. Primer Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Biorrefinerías: Oportunidades de innovación para el sector forestal, que se realizará los días Concepción, Chile (Nov., 2006)


  • Engineering Fiber Charging and Barriers for Paper and Board, EU COST54, Riga Latvia (April, 2007)


  • BioFueling the Future. Challenges - OpportunitiesGT Georgia Tech Advisory Board (April, 2007)


  • Biofuels, Clark Atlanta University (April, 2007)


  • Advanced Lignocellulosic Based Composite Materials, IPST Board of Trustees (April 2007)


  • Biorefining the Future. 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29, 2007 (2007)


  • Biofueling the Future. National Academy of Engineering/GA Tech (March 2007)

  • Seeing Fibers in a Pulp Forest, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (March, 2007)

  • Charging Fibers for New and Enhanced Strength Properties, Pira, Stockholm (March 2007)

  • Biofuels and the Future, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Feb., 2007)

  • Biofuels for the Future, Carlsberg Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (Feb., 2007)

  • BioFuels: An Agenda for Research and Innovation.  GTRC Board of Trustees (Dec., 2006)

  • The path forward for biofuels and biomaterials. Primer Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Biorrefinerías: Oportunidades de innovación para el sector forestal, que se realizará los días Concepción, Chile (Nov., 2006)

  • L'Avenir des BioBiopolymeres Renouvelables, Lorexpo Metzes Congress, France (Nov. 2006)

  • Topochemistry of Renewable Biopolymers, University Nancy, Nancy France (Nov., 2006)

  • Food for Thought Seminar Series, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, McGill University (Nov., 2006)

  • Biomass to Bioproducts, Biofuels and Biopower - B2B3, AtlanTICC Alliance Symposium, Imperial College London (2006)

  • BioFuels Research Opportunities/Needs, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, Toronto, Canada (2006)

  • The Challenges and Opportunities for Next Generation of Forest Product Biorefineries, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, Toronto, Canada (2006)

  • Profiling Biomass Resources and Their Chemistries, Shell, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2006)

  • Future of Topochemical Cellulosic Fiber Modification. Metsa-Botnia, Jyväskylä, Finland (2006)

  • Fiber Modification Chemistry, International Paper Cincinnati Technology Center, Loveland, OH (2006)

  • Biofinery of the Future, Now. Rendez-Vous Atlantic Biotech, Guest of Government of Canada. Moncton, New Brunswick (2006)

  • Chemistry of Fiber Modification, Nalco Chemical Company, IL (2006)

  • Biofuels, College of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology (2006)

  • Topochemistry of Fiber Modification, Hercules, Inc., DE (2006)

  • Profiling Biomass Resources and Their Chemistries, Chevron - Texaco, Richmond, CA (2006)

  • Over the Horizon View of Nano Coatings and Barriers for Paper. Pira's Ultra-thin Films and Nanocoatings Conference, Vienna, Austria (2006)

  • Chemicals from Biomass, Alberta Research Council, Canada (2005)

  • Platform Chemicals from Forest Biomass, Alberta Forestry Research Institute, Canada (2005)

  • Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper, Stora-Enso OYJ, Stockholm (2005)

  • Platform Chemicals from Biomass. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, ACS Orlando, FL (2005)

  • Fiber Modification, Weyerhaeuser Company (May, 2005)

  • A Few Good Fibers.  Pre-Symposium on Wood, Forestry, and Pulping Chemistry, Auckland, New Zealand (May 2005).

  • Fiber Modification, Weyerhaeuser Company (May, 2005).

  • Platform Chemicals From Biomass.  The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, ACS Orlando, FL (April, 2005)

  • Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper, Stora-Enso OYJ, Stockholm (Jan., 2005)

  • Nascent Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper and Its Future, PIRA, Stockholm (Nov., 2004)

  • Biobleaching Chemistry of Laccase, Department of Chemistry, Mahidol University (May, 2004)

  • Innovative Fiber Modification Chemistry, Asian Institute of Technology, Pulp and Paper Technology, Kasetsart University, Faculty of Forestry, Thailand  (May, 2004)

  • Fiber Modification Chemistry, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (May, 2004)

  • Forest Products Biotechnology: Before and After. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, ACS Orlando, FL (April, 2004)

  • Of Trees and Termites and Things that Go Bump in the Night. Waste-to-fuel (Mr. Fusion) Conference,  Direct Technologies, Inc., Arlington, (May, 2003)

  • Redefining The Pulp and Paper Industry with New Chemo-Enzymatic Technologies. Gordon Conference, Italy (May, 2003).

  • Extending the Limits of Oxygen Delignification. Chakar, F.S.; Lucia, L.; Ragauskas, A.J., 2000 International Pulp Bleaching Conference, Halifax NS, Canada, 123, (June 2000).

  • Developing New Pulp Fibers. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI (2000).

  • Fundamentals of Laccase Mediator System Delignification. Hercules Incorporated, Wilmington, DE (2000).

  • Laccase Biobleaching Technologies. International Paper, Tuxedo Park, NY (2000).

  • Fundamentals of Pulping and Bleaching. Westvaco Corp., Charleston Research Center (1998).

  • Fundamentals of Biobleaching. STFi, Stockholm, Sweden (1998).

  • Fundamentals of Pulping and Bleaching. Westvaco Corporation, Charleston Research Center, (Feb.,1998).

  • Applications of NMR in Modern Pulping and Bleaching Research. Argonne National Laboratories (April,1998).

  • Laccases in Biobleaching. Ragauskas, A.J. STFI, Stockholm, Sweden (May, 1997).

  • Fundamental Structural Analysis of Residual Lignin in Kraft Pulp. Ragauskas, A.J., Ahlstrom Corporation, Glens Falls, NY (1997).

  • Peroxide Pulp Bleaching Challenges. Ragauskas, A.J., Florida Catalysis Conference. Palm Coast, FL (April,1996).

  • Fundamentals of Brightness Reversion, Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, IL, Ragauskas, A.J. (June, 1996).

  • Fundamentals of Brightness Reversion. Ragauskas, A.J., South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (September,1996).

  • Activated Peroxide Bleaching Chemistry. Ragauskas, A.J., South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (September,1996).

  • Photostabilization for High-Yield Pulps. Ragauskas, A.J., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI (1996).



PLENARY SPEAKER

  • Platform Chemicals from Biomass, Alberta Research Council, Canada (2005)

  • Nanotechnology for Pulp and Paper, IPST/CPBIS Forest Products Techno-Business Forum, (2004)

  • NanoBioterials, Nanotechnology Forest Products Workshop, Washington, DC, (2004)

  • Nanotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry, Lake States TAPPI/NC PIMA Conference (2004).

  • Redefining the Pulp and Paper Industry with New Chemo-Enzymatic Technologies. Gordon Research Conference, The Chemistry of Polysaccharides, Italy (2003).

  • Back to The Future: How Current Pulp-Bleaching Research Will Influence Future Furnish Resources. 7th Pira Recycling Technology Conference, Brussels (Feb., 2002).

  • Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry: A Challenge for Change. Ragauskas, A.J., 8th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry, Helsinki, Finland (June 2001).

  • The Challenge of Change. Ferris, J.; Ragauskas, A.J., TAPPI Pulping Conference, Boston, MA (Nov. 2000).

 

HONORARY SPEAKER

  • Cellulose whiskers, gels, films and foams- new composites and applications.   XII IMC and the 7th Isnapol, Gramado, Brazil (2010)

  • The BioRefinery: The Next Green Revolution in Science, Engineering and Innovation, Berzeliusdagarna, University of Stockholm (Jan., 2008).

  • Advances in Fiber Modification, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taiwan (2002). (Photo)

  • Nano-Biotechnology Changing the Challenge in Pulp & Paper Research, Ragauskas, A.J. 2003 TAPPI Fall Technical Conference: Engineering, Pulping & PCE&I, Oct., Chicago, IL.

  • Nanotechnology – Changing the Challenge in Pulp and Paper Research, presented at Nano All Around Us Conference, The University of Wisconsin's Inaugural Technical Conference and Public Expo on Nanotechnology (2003).

  • Advances in Fiber Modification, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taiwan (2002).

  • Chemoenzymatic Fiber Modification, Asian Institute of Technology and Department of Forest Products, Kasetsart University, Thailand (2002).

  • Decade of Pulp and Paper Research, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (2002).

  • Pulp/Bleach Mill of the Future. Innovase hosted Mini-Symposium, San Diego, CA(2001).

  • Developing New Pulp Fibers. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI (2000).

  • Fundamentals of Laccase Mediator System Delignification. Hercules Incorporated, Wilmington, DE (2000).

  • Laccase Biobleaching Technologies. International Paper, Tuxedo Park, NY (2000).

  • Fundamentals of Pulping and Bleaching. Westvaco Corporation, Charleston Research Center (1998).

  • Fundamentals of Biobleaching. STFI, Stockholm, Sweden (1998).

  • Fundamental Chemistry of Kraft Pulping. Ahlstrom Corporation, Finland (1998).

  • Applications of NMR in Modern Pulping and Bleaching Research, Argonne National Laboratories (1998).

  • Fundamental Structural Analysis of Residual Lignin in Kraft Pulp. Ahlstrom Corporation, Glens Falls, NY (1997).

  • Peroxide Pulp Bleaching Challenges. Florida Catalysis Conference, Palm Coast, FL (1996).

  • Fundamentals of Brightness Reversion. Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, IL (1996).

  • Fundamentals of Brightness Reversion. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (1996).

  • Activated Peroxide Bleaching Chemistry. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (1996).

  • Photostabilization for High-Yield Pulps. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI (1996).

  • Chemical Activation of Peroxide. 1995 TAPPI/NC State Emerging Pulping and Bleaching Workshop (1995).



INVITED SPEAKER AND RESEARCHER

  • Ahlstrom Corporation/Finland; Appleton Papers; Aracruz/Brazil; Booregard/Norway; Chevron; Ciba Corporation; Consolidated Papers Incorporated; Eka-Chemical; Georgia Pacific; Hercules Incorporated; Innovase Corporation; International Paper; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Champion International Corporation; Novo-Nordisk; Nalco Chemical Company; Potlatch Corporation; Korsnas AB/Sweden; Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab/Finland; Oji Paper Co./Japan; Nippon Paper Company/Japan; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; LTD/Japan; Hiroshima R&D Center/Japan; Cheng Loong Corp./Taiwan; Advanced Agro/Thailand; April/Singapore; Riaupaper/Indonesia; Yuen Foong Yu Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd./Taiwan; Shell/Netherlands; Siam Pulp and Paper Public Company Ltd./Thailand; Thailand; Stora-Enso/Finland; UPM-Kymmene Group/Finland; Weyerhaeuser Company; Westvaco Corporation; Union Camp Corporation.

  • Governmental laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute.

  • Universities: Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, North Carolina State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Auburn University, Maine University, University of Wisconsin, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, University of British Columbia, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Chalmers University, Sweden, Kaunas University of Technology Lithuania, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, South China University, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Kasetsart University, Thailand.

  • Invited by Olle Alsholm, President of Skogsindustrins Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, for Gunnar Nicholson sabbatical visit to the STFI Pulping and Bleaching Chemistry Group (1998).

  • Invited to teach advanced graduate Fiber Line course at Department of Forest Products and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden (2001).

  • Invited to J. Paul Getty Trust meeting to review photoaging of museum materials (2002).

  • Invited speaker at NSF, AAAS sponsored EMERGE Conference: Strengthening and Fostering Productive Partnerships-The Corporate Academic Role. Seminar titled “Fostering Academic-Industry Relationships”, Atlanta (2003).

  • Invited speaker at 2003 Gordon Conference Polysaccharide Chemistry, Redefining The Pulp and Paper Industry with New Chemo-Enzymatic Technologies. Ragauskas, A.J., Gordon Conference, Italy (May, 2003).

  • Of Trees and Termites and Things that Go Bump in the Night. Waste-to-fuel (Mr. Fusion) Conference, Direct Technologies, Inc., Arlington, (May 21, 2003)


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Investigation of fate of poplar lignin during auto hydrolysis pretreatment to understand the biomass recalcitrance. Samuel, R.; Cao, S.; Das, B.; Hu, F.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J., 244th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 2012).d


  • Genomic Science Awardee, Meeting X, Bethesda, Maryland, (Feb., 2012)
    1. Characterizing the Mechanisms of Reduced Recalcitrance of Biomass, Ragauskas, A.
    2. C Labeling and NMR Analysis: Critical Tools in the Development of Next Generation Biofuel Platforms. Foston, M.; Samuels, R.; Katahira,R.; Gjersing,E.; Davis,M.; McKenzie, H.L.; Wyman, C.E.; Ragauskas, A.J.
    3. Down-Regulation of the Caffeic Acid O-methyltransferase Gene in Switchgrass Reveals a NovelMonolignol Analog.  Tschaplinski, T.J.; Standaert,T.F.; Engle, N.;  Madhavi Z. Martin, M.Z.; Sangha, A.K.; Parks, J.M.; Smith, J.C.; Samuel, R.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas,A.J.; Hamilton, C.Y.; Fu,C.;  Zeng-Yu Wang,Z.-Y.; Davison, B.H.;ard A. Dixon, R.A; Mielenz,J.R.J.; Gilna, P.
    4. Flowthrough Pretreatment to Characterize Biomass Deconstruction.  McKenzie, H.L.; Wyman, C.E.; Foston, M.B.;  Seokwon, J.; Ragauskas, A.; Engle, N.L.; Emory, J.F.; Tomkins, B.A.; Tschaplinski, T.; Tuskan, G.; Van Berkel, G.J.; Gilna, P.
    5. Production and NMR Analysis of Deuterated Cellulose and Lignocellulosic Biomass and Its Utilization for Neutron Scattering Studies. Evans, B.R.; Foston, M.; Ragauskas, A.; O’Neill, H.M.; He, J.; Pingali, S.V.; Urban, V.; Langan, P.A.; Davison, B.H.
    6. In situ Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Computer Simulation Investigate Lignin Aggregation During Biomass Pretreatment.  Petridis, L.; Pingali, S.V.; Urban, V.; Heller, W.T.; O’Neill, H.M.; Foston, M.; Ragauskas, A.; Evans, B.R.;  Langan, P.A.; Smith, J.C.; Davison, B.H.

  • 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. New Orleans,  (May 2012).
    1. Assessing the cellulase accessibility of lignocellulosic substrate before and after pretreatment. Meng, X.; Foston, M.; Wyman, C.; DeMartini, J.; Ragauskas, A.
    2. Investigation of lignin deposition on cellulose during hydrothermal pretreatment, its effect on cellulose hydrolysis, and underlying mechanisms, Li, H.; Kumar, R.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Wyman, C.E.
    3. Impact of delignification of cellulosic biomass by common laboratory methods on lignin selectivity, cellulose molecular structure, and enzymatic digestibility.   Kumar, R.; Hubbell, C.; Ragauskas, A.; Wyman, C.
    4. Carbohydrates derived humins (pseudo-lignin) can retard cellulose biological conversion. Kumar,  R.; Fan, H.; Sannigrahi, P.; Seokwon, J.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Wyman,  C.
    5. Investigation of lignin deposition on cellulose during hydrothermal pretreatment, its effect on cellulose hydrolysis, and underlying mechanisms.  Li, H.; Kumar, R.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.;   E. Wyman, C.E.
    6. Extremely thermophilic bacteria exploit high temperature to deconstruct untreated plant biomass.  Kataeva1, I.A.; Foston, M.B.; Yang, S-J.; Pattathil, S.; Biswal, A.K; Poole II, F.L.; Olman, V.;  Safford, T.D.; Lewis, D.L.; Doeppke, C.; Tschaplinski,  T.; York, W.S.; Davis, M.; Mohnen, D.; Xu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Kelly, R.M.; Hahn, M.G.; Adams, M.W.W.
    7. Understanding how cell wall differences in agave, poplar, and switchgrass affect deconstruction in pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. Li, H.; Pattathil, S.; Foston, M.; Samuel, M.; Kumar, R.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Hahn, M.G.; Wyman, C.E.
    8. Effect of pretreatments and enzymatic deconstruction on the surface of biomass: chemical image analysis.  Jung, S.; Foston, M.; McKenzie, H.L.; Avci, U.; Ding, S.Y.; Kalluri, U.C.; Tuskan, G. ;  Hahn, M.; Wyman. C.; Ragauskas, A.

  • Characterization of transgenic and wild whole biomass before and after pretreatment by 31P NMR. Ben, H.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Jiang, N., 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, (March, 2012).

  • Surface characterization of biomass (tension wood and pretreated poplar stem) by imaging mass spectrometry: 2D and 3D ToF-SIMS. Jung, S.; Foston, M.; McKenzie, H. L.; Ding, S.Y.; Kalluri, U.; Tuskan, G. A.; Wyman, C.E.; Ragauskas, A.J., 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, (March, 2012).

  • Pyrolysis of biomass to biofuels. Ben, H.; Ragauskas, A.J., 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, (March, 2012).

  • Ice templated xylan-nanocrystalline cellulose aero/hydrogels. Kohnke, T.; Theliander, H.; Ragauskas, A.J. , 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, (March, 2012).

  • Lignin to lipid bioconversion by Rhodococci bacteria. Kosa, M.; Ragauskas, A.J. 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, (August, 2011).

  • Use of advanced NMR analysis on water-only flow-through pretreated and enzymatic deconstructed 13C enriched corn stover. Foston, M.B.; McKenzie, H.L.; Wyman, C.E.; Ragauskas, A., 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, (August, 2011)

  • Refining BioRefining, Ragauskas, A.J. 2011 TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, Atlanta.
    Catalytic Pyrolysis of Lignin for Bio-oils, Ben, H.; Ragauskas, A.J. 2011 TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, Atlanta.

  • Structural Modifications of Cellulose and Lignin in Loblolly Pine arising from the Ethanol Organosolv Pretreatment. Sannigrahi, P.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Miller, S.J. TAPPI PEERS Conference, VA (Oct., 2010)

  • Towards An Improved Understanding of the Effects of Dilute Acid Pretreatment on Poplar Lignin. Pu, Y.; Cao, S.; Studer, M.; Wyman, C.; Ragauskas, A.J. TAPPI PEERS Conference, VA (Oct., 2010)

  • Chemical Modification of Cellulose Nanowhiskers through Periodate Oxidation. Ragauskas, A.J.; Dash, R.; Elder, T. Georgia Life Science Summit 2010, Atlanta, GA (Oct, 2010).

  • Chemical Image of Poplar Stem using Imaging Mass Spectrometry: ToF-SIMS and MALDI-MS. Jung, S.; Chen, Y.; Sullards, M. C.; Ragauskas, A. J. Georgia Life Science Summit 2010, Atlanta, GA (Oct, 2010).

  • Novel Polyurethane Nanocomposite Foam Reinforced with Cellulose Whiskers. Li, Y.; Ren, H.; Ragauskas, A.J. Georgia Life Sciences Summit 2010, Atlanta, GA (Oct, 2010).

  • Pyrolysis of Kraft Lignin at Different Temperature. Ben, H.; Ragauskas, A. J. Georgia Life Sciences Summit 2010, Atlanta, GA (Oct, 2010).

  • Chemical Characterization of Poplar after Hot Water Pretreatment. Pu, Y..; Cao, S.; Studer, M.; Wyman, C.; Ragauskas, A.J., 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Imaging Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) of Poplar Stem. Jung, S.; Chen, Y.; Sullards, C.; Ragauskas, A.J. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Toward Understanding Fundamentals of Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose through a Restart Approach. Yang, B.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Shi, J.; Wyman, C. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Investigating the Anatomical Features of ethanol organosolv Pretreated Buddleja davidii. Hallac, B.; Ray, M.; Murphy, R.; Ragauskas, A.J. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Recalcitrance: Will the real lignin stand up? Sannigrahi, P.; Kim, D.H.; David, K.; Ragauskas, A.J. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • A Perspective on Pretreatment Chemistry: What We Know and Need to Know. Ragauskas, A.J.; Pu, Y.; Jung, S. Foston, M.; Sannigraphi, S.; Ziebell, A.; Davis, M.; Chen, F.; Dixon, R.A.; Davison, B.H.; Studer, M.; Wymann, C. E. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Biomass Characterization of Alamo Switchgrass. Hu, Z.; Ragauskas, A.J. 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL (April, 2010).

  • Cu: Green Chemistry Oxidations from Laccase to Cu-complexes in Ionic Liquids. Auburn University, School of Chemistry. Auburn, Al (April, 2010).

  • Copper-catalyzed dehydration of aldoximes into nitriles at room temperature.      Jiang, N.; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).  

  • Direct dissolution and NMR analysis of the plant cell walls via perdeuterated pyridinium-based ionic liquid. Jiang, N.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Samuel, R.l. 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).  

  • All about biorefining.   Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).    

  • ToF-SIMS characterization of chemical differences on the surface of Populus deltoid between different treatments and growth stages. Jung, Seokwon; Sullards, M. Cameron; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Solid-state NMR analysis of changes in the supramolecular and ultrastructure of the cellulose fiber wall in poplar during dilute acid pretreatment.   Foston, M.B.; Ragauskas, A.J.    Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Synthesis of novel cellulosics through periodate oxidation.  Rajalaxmi, D.; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Rigid polyurethane foam reinforced with cellulose nano whiskers. Li, Y.; Ren, H.; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Study cellulase-cellulose interaction using FRET.      Wang, L.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Wang, Yi.    239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010), 

  • Biomass characterization of switchgrass for biofuel production.      Hu, Z.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Ethanol organosolv lignin: More than just boiler fuel.      Sannigrahi, P.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Miller, S.J. 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Tango for two: Biomass recalcitrance - enzymatic deconstruction.  Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).

  • Chemical characterization of poplar during dilute acid pretreatment.   Pu, Y.; Studer, M.; Ragauskas, A.J.  239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2010).  

  • (a) Investigating the Effects of Ethanol Organosolv Pretreatment on Buddleja davidii; (b) Towards An Improved Understanding of the Effects of Ethanol Organosolv Pretreatment on Buddleja davidii. AIChE Annual Meeting Nashville, TN (Nov., 2009).

  • Effects of two-stage dilute acid pretreatment on the structure and composition of lignin and cellulose in Loblolly, Sannigrahi, P.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Miller, S.J. 31st symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, San Francisco, CA, (May, 2009).

  • Elucidation of Alfalfa Lignin Structures on Gene Down-regulation, Pu, Y.; Chen, F.; Dixon, R.; Davis, M.; Davison, B.; Ragauskas, A.J. 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, San Francisco, CA, (May, 2009).

  • Biomass characterization and organosolv pretreatment of Buddleja davidii. Hallac, Bassem B.; Sannigrahi, Poulomi; Pu, Yunqiao; Ray, Michael; Murphy, Richard; Ragauskas, Arthur J. 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, (March, 2009)

  • New energy: Fuel resources from kraft pulping. Nagy, Mate; Kosa, Matyas; Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Theliander, Hans. 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (March, 2009)

  • Unleashing organosolv lignin for biofuels. Nagy, Mate; Britovsek, George J. P.; Ragauskas, A. J. 236th ACS National Meeting, PA, (2008),

  • Developing the new lignocellulosic energy age.   Ragauskas, A.J., 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 6-10, (2008).

  • Modification of linerboard softwood kraft pulp with laccase and amino acids.   Witayakran, S.; Ragauskas, A.J. 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April, 2008).

  • Tying cellulose whiskers together. Goetz, L.A.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Mathew, A.; Oksman, K.    235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April, 2008).

  • Structural characteristics and in vitro fermentation of various dietary fibers by pig fecal bacteria.    Pu, Y.; Ziemer, C.; Ragauskas, A.J. 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April, 2008).

  • Path Forward for NanoBiomaterials Derived from Lignocellulosics. Ragauskas, A.J.; Rials, T.G.; Ashurst, R.W.; Cullinan, H.T.; Wegner, T.H.; Holbery, J.D.  TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry (March, 2006)

  • Tunable solvents for fine chemicals from the biorefinery. Eckert, C.A.; Liotta, Charles L.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Hallett, J.P.; Kitchens, C.L.; Hill, E.M.; Draucker, L.C. 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, (Sept., 2006).

  • Path Forward for NanoBiomaterials Derived from Lignocellulosics. Ragauskas, A.J.; Rials, T.G.; Ashurst, R.W.; Cullinan, H.T.; Wegner, T.H.; Holbery, J.D. TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry (2006)

  • The synthesis of carbohydrates in ionic liquids. Zhang, J.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • Arboreal nanotechnology. Ragauskas, A.J.; Rials, T.G.; Ashurt, R.W.; Cullinan, H.T.; Wegner, T.H.; Holbery, James D. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • Probing fiber-fiber interfaces with fluorescence resonance energy transfer: Imaging individual fiber-fiber crossings. Thomson, C.I.; Lowe, R.M.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • The dynamic change of fiber during extended oxygen delignification of SW kraft pulps. Zhang, D.; Pu, Y.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • Fiber modification with peroxide bleaching on ECF pulp. Dang, Z.; Elder, T.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • Green chemistry one-pot synthesis of 1,4-naphthoquinones and related structures. Witayakran, S.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • An innovative green chemistry methodology for selective aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols. Jiang, N.; Ragauskas, A.J. 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30 (2006)

  • Fundamentals of Fiber Modification Chemistry. Ragauskas, A.J. Pu, Y., Allison, L. Pacifichem., HI (Dec., 2005)

  • A Nano Perspective of Cellulose. Ragauskas, A.J. The Second Workshop on Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives, Karlstand University (Nov., 2005)

  • New Value Streams from Residuals and Spent Liquor, Ragauskas, A.J., Fall TAPPI Technical Conference, Atlanta Nov. (2004).

  • Ratiocination for laccase biobleaching of recycled paper. Knutson, Kristina; Ragauskas, Arthur J., 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 1, (2004).

  • Industrial Biotech Applications in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Ragauskas, A.J., World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing Orlando, FL (2004)

  • DBD, A Palmary Approach to Fiber Modification. Vander Wielen, L.; Ragauskas, A.J. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2003)

  • Enzymatic Biobleaching of Recalcitrant Paper Dyes/ Knutson, K.; Ragauskas, A.J. SERMACS, Atlanta, GA (2003).

  • Nanotechnology – Changing the Challenge in Pulp and Paper Research, presented at Nano All Around Us Conference, The University of Wisconsin's Inaugural Technical Conference and Public Expo on Nanotechnology (2003).

  • Dielectric Discharge Initiated Grafting onto Cellulosic Fibers. Vander Wielen, L. ; Ragauskas, A.J., Gordon Conference, Italy (May, 2003).

  • Redefining The Pulp and Paper Industry with New Chemo-Enzymatic Technologies. Ragauskas, A.J., Gordon Polysaccharide Conference, Italy (May, 2003).

  • Laccase: An Ancilla to Kraft Pulping. Dyer, T.; Kim, D.; Ragauskas, A.J., 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2002).

  • Invigorating High Kappa Kraft Pulps with Laccase: Chandra, R.P; Ragauskas, A.J. 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2002).

  • Parlaying Dielectric Breakdown Discharge for Fiber Modification. Vander Wielen, L.C., Ragauskas, A.J. 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA(2002).

  • Molifying the Color of Recycled Paper with Laccase. Knutson, K.; Ragauskas, A.J., 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA (2002).

  • Enhanced Environmentally Compatible Pulp Bleaching Chemistry. Yang, R.; Lucia, L.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Jameel, H. Intern. Conf. Organic Synth., Baltic Organicum Syntheticum, Vilnius, Lithuania(2002).

  • Applications of Lignin NMR Techniques for Wood Resins. Dyer, T.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Nilvebrant, N.-O., 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL (2002).

  • Fiber modification with laccase: You say you want a revolution? Chandra, R.P.; Wolfaardt, F.; Ragauskas, A.J., 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL (2002).

  • Fundamental Delignification Chemistry of Laccase-Mediator Systems on High-Lignin Content Kraft Pulps-A Synopsis of Contributions. Chakar, F.S.; Ragauskas, A.J., 125th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA(2001).

  • Defining the Photostabilization Succor Properties of Acetylated Lignin. Ragauskas, A.J.; Pu, Y.; Lucia, L., 125th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA(April, 2001).

  • Laccase-Lignin Interactions, Chakar, F.S.; Ragauskas, A.J., 6th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp, Advances in Lignocellulosics Chemistry Towards High Quality Processes and Products, Bordeaux, France, 53(2000).

  • Laccase-Lignin Oxidative Chemistry. Ragauskas, A.J.; Allison, L.; Chakar, F.S., International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI (2000).

  • Parsing Laccase’s Effect on Modifying Lignin. Chandra, R.; Ragauskas, A.J., International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI (2000).

  • Structural Enhancement of Laccase-Lignin Reactions. Chakar, F.S., Ragauskas, A.J., 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2000).

  • Provenience of Lignin Reactivity in Extended Oxygen Delignification, Lucia, L.; Ragauskas, A.J.; Yang, R., International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI (2000).

  • Breaking the Oxygen Delignification Barrier: Lignin Reactivity and Inactivity. Lucia, L.A.; Baosman, A.; Ragauskas, A.J., 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2000).

  • Insight into Laccase-Mediator Delignification of Softwood Kraft Pulps. Chakar, F.S.; Ragauskas, A.J., 1999 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA (1999).

  • New NMR Applications for Old Spectroscopic Techniques: Detection of Lignin-Quinone Structures by 31P-NMR. Zawadzki, M.; Ragauskas, A.J., 1999 ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA (1999).
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