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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Alan W. Rudie
Alan W. Rudie

Alan W. Rudie

Fiber and Chemical Sciences Research
Unit: FPL-4709
Supervisory Research Chemist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9496
Email address

Research Interest

  • Kraft pulping
  • Prehydrolysis for biomass conversion
  • The bonding and behavior of alkali earth and transition metals in wood pulps
  • Trace metal accumulation and scale formation in pulping and bleaching
  • Wood conversion to chemicals


Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry ,
  • Wartburg College, Waverly, IA, B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics ,

Professional Organizations

  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Pulp Manufacturing Division Scholarship Committee Chair
  • American Chemical Society, Member

Below are the 44 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Anthraquinone - A Review of the Rise and Fall of a Pulping Catalyst
Source: Proceedings of the TAPPI PEERS Conference, Tacoma, WA, September 14-17, 2014, Preprint 24-1, TAPPI PRESS, Atlanta, 2014. PEERS 2014; pp. 669-687.
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Anthraquinone-A review of the rise and fall of a pulping catalyst
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL, VOLUME 13, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 2014; pp. 23-31; 2014
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Catalysis: A Potential Alternative to Kraft Pulping
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL, Volume 13, Number 10, OCTOBER 2014; pp. 13-20.
Author(s) Rudie, Alan W.; Hart, Peter W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical performance of cellulose nanofibril film-wood flake laminate
Source: Holzforschung 2014; Volume 68, Number 3, 2014; pp. 283–290.
Author(s) Liu, Jen-Chieh; Moon, Robert J.; Rudie, Alan; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The Promise of Wood-Based Nanotechnology
Source: The Consultant Magazine (Association of Consulting Foresters), 2014, pp. 34-39.
Author(s) Rains, Michael T.; Rudie, Alan W.; Wegner, Theodore H.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Biorefinery opportunities for the forest products industries
Source: In: Van Sambeek, J.W.; Jackson, Elizabeth A.; Coggeshall, Mark V.; Thomas, Andrew L.; Michler, Charles H. eds. 2013. Managing fine hardwoods after a half century of research: Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2011 August 1-3; Madison, WI. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-115. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 15.
Author(s) Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1 Cellulose Nanocrystals - A material with Unique Properties and Many Potential Applications
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 9-12.
Author(s) Moon, Robert; Beck, Stephanie; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.1 Process Scale-Up of Cellulose Nanocrystal Production to 25 kg per Batch at the Forest Products Laboratory
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 1.1, 2013; pp. 21-24.
Author(s) Reiner, Richard S.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.2 Occupational Exposure Characterization during the Manufacture of Cellulose Nanomaterials
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 1.2, 2013; pp. 61-64.
Author(s) Martinez, Kenneth F.; Eastlake, Adrienne; Rudie, Alan; Geraci, Charles
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.4: Spatially Resolved Characterization of CNC-Polypropylene composite by Confocal Raman Microscopy
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1.4, TAPPI Press. 2013; pp. 113-114.
Author(s) Agarwal, Umesh; Sabo, Ronald; Reiner, Richard; Clemons, Craig; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 11: Integrated Technology for Biobased Composites
Source: RSC Green Chemistry No. 18, Integrated Forest Biorefineries, Edited by Lew Christopher. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, www.rsc.org; 2013; pp. 276-289.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Rudie, Alan W.; Wegner, Theodore H.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 6: New Products and Product Categories in the Global Forest Sector
Source: In Hansen , E.; Panwar , R.; Vlosky, R., Eds. CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2013; pp 129-149.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Rudie, Alan W.; Stark, Nicole M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Ralph, Sally A.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 6: Prehydrolysis Pulping with Fermentation Coproducts
Source: In: RSC Green Chemistry No. 18, Integrated Forest Biorefineries, Edited by Lew Christopher. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, www.rsc.org; 2013; pp. 134-150.
Author(s) Wegner, T.H.; Houtman, C.J.; Rudie, A.W.; Illman, B.L.; Ince, P.J.; Bilek, E.M.; Jeffries, T.W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Cellulose nanocrystals as a reinforcing material for electrospun poly(methyl methacrylate) fibers: formation, properties and nanomechanical characterization
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers 87 (2012) 2488–2495
Author(s) Dong, Hong; Strawhecker, Kenneth E.; Snyder, James A.; Orlicki, Joshua A.; Reiner, Richard S.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 7:Mineral Scale Management
Source: In: The Bleaching of Pulp, 5th Edition; Tappi Press 2012. pp. 175-215.
Author(s) Rudie, Alan W.; Hart, Peter W.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanocellulose reinforcement of Transparent Composites
Source: In: Proceedings of SAMPE, Baltimore, MD. 21-24 May 2012.
Author(s) Steele, Joshua; Dong, Hong; Snyder, James F.; Orlicki, Josh A.; Reiner, Richard S.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Spatially Resolved Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystal-Polypropylene Composite by Confocal Raman Microscopy
Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 66, Number 7, 2012
Author(s) Agarwal, Umesh P.; Sabo, Ronald; Reiner, Richard S.; Clemons, Craig M.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: Modeling an Explosion: The devil is in the details
Source: Chemical Engineering Education, Volume 45, Number. 1, Winter 2011
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Opportunities for the Forest Products Industries
Source: Proceedings of the International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization, Starkville, MS, August 4-5, 2009. Ed. John R. Shelly, Forest Products Society, Madison, WI, ISBN-13:978-1-892529-60-2; 2009
Author(s) Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The Creation and Role of the USDA Biomass Research Centers
Source: Aspects of Applied Biology 112:21-28
Author(s) Anderson, William F.; Steiner, Jeffery; Raper, Randy; Vogel, Ken; Coffelt, Terry; Sharratt, Brenton; Rummer, Bob; Deal, Robert L.; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: A Comparative Evaluation of Explosion Hazards in Chemical and Mechanical Pulp Bleaching Systems
Source: PAPTAC 2010 EXFOR and Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, Feb. 3, 2010. 96th annual meeting 2010. [Montreal, QC] : Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada, 2010. p. 32-38. CD-ROM, ISBN: 978-0-9812879-2-8
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: A Comparative Evaluation of Explosion Hazards in Chemical and Mechanical Pulp Bleaching Systems
Source: July/August 2010 Pulp & Paper Canada; 2010
Author(s) Hart, P.W.; Rudie, A.W.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Atomic Force Microscopy Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: Langmuir 2010, 26(6), 4480-4488; 2010
Author(s) Lahiji, Roya R.; Xu, Xin; Reifenberger, Ronald; Raman Arvind; Rudie, Alan; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) safe storage and handling
Source: In: TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers and useful methods, Norcross, GA;TAPPI, c2011. 1 CD Rom. ISBN 978-1-59510-207-2 TIP 0606-24, 8p. 2010
Author(s) Anderson, Ross; Reid, Doug; Hart, Peter; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preliminary study on flakeboard panels made from Aspen slash wood
Source: Forest Products Journal, Volume 60, Number 7/8: 605-609; 2010
Author(s) Yu, Yan; Rudie, Alan; Cai, Zhiyong
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Z-direction fiber orientation in paperboard
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL October 2010, pp. 25-32; 2010
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Gleisner, Roland; Rudie, Alan; Roscoat, Sabine Rolland Du; Bloch, Jean-Francis
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Optimization of ECF bleaching of kraft pulp: II. Effects of acid prehydrolysis on hardwood pulp bleachability
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL | AUGUST 2009, pp. 10-18; 2009
Author(s) McDonough, Thomas J.; Uno, Shunichiro; Rudie, Alan W.; Courchene, Charles E.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Raman Analysis and Maping of Cellulose nanocrystal Polypropylene Composite
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry, Oslo, Norway (June 15-18, 2009). Paper number: P-131_ISWFPC_Nano_composite_mapping. Oslo, Norway : Congress-Conference AS, 2009. 1 flash drive.
Author(s) Agarwal, U.P.; Sabo, R.; Reiner, R.S.; Clemons, C.M.; Rudie, A.W.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: State of the Art in Biorefinery in Finland and the United States, 2008
Source: FPL-GTR-185, June 2009
Author(s) Alan W. Rudie
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Surfaces by SPM
Source: In: NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show Nanotechnology 2008 Vol. 103 CDROM. 2008 June 1-5; Bosdton, Massachusetts. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2: 704-707. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8511-2.
Author(s) Lahiji, R. R.; Reifenberger, R.; Raman, A.; Rudie, Alan; Moon, R. J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Integrated biomass technologies: future vision for optimally using wood and biomass
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 58, no. 6 (June 2008): Pages 6-16
Author(s) Winandy, Jerrold E.; Rudie, Alan W.; Williams, R. Sam; Wegner, Theodore H.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Opportunities for using wood and biofibers for energy, chemical feedstocks, and structural applications
Source: Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites. Woodhead Publishing Limited ISBN 978-1-84569-267-4. pp. 330-355
Author(s) Winandy, Williams, Rudie, Ross
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Acid Prehydrolysis of Wood
Source: In: Proceedings of TAPPI engineering, pulping and environmental conference. 2007 October 21-23. Jacksonville, FL: Atlanta, GA: TAPPI press. 8p. Available online: http://wwwtappi.org
Author(s) Rudie, Alan; Reiner, Richard; Ross-Sutherland, Nancy; Kenealy, William
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Hydrogen Peroxide - An Environmentally Friendly but Dangerous Bleaching Chemical
Source: In: Proceedings of TAPPI engineering, pulping and environmental conference. 2007 October 21-23; Jacksonville, FL. Atlanta, GA: Tappi Press. 9 p. Available online: http://www.tappi.org ; 2007
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Single Fiber Lignin Distributions Based on the Density Gradient Column Method
Source: In: Proceedings of TAPPI engineering, pulping and environmental conference. 2--7 October 21-23; Jacksonville, FL. Atlanta, GA: TAPPI Press. 11 p. Available online: http://www.tappi.org ; 2007
Author(s) Boyer, Brian; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Optimization Of Ecf Bleaching Of Kraft Pulp: I. Optimal Bleaching Of Hardwood Pulps Made With Different Alkali Charges
Source: In. Proceedings of 2006 TAPPI engineering pulping and environmental conference. 2006 November 5-8 Atlanta, GA: Atlanta, GA: TAPPI Press. 14 p
Author(s) McDonough, Thomas J.; Uno, Shunichiro; Rudie, Alan W.; Courchene, Charles E.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2001
 
Title: The Genus Laetiporus In North America
Source: Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 6, NO. 1, 2001, pp. 43-55.
Author(s) Burdsall, Banik
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2000
 
Title: Incompatibility groups among North American populations Laetiporus sulphureus sensu lato
Source: Mycologia. Vol. 92, no. 4 (2000).:p. 649-655 : ill.
Author(s) Banik, Mark T.; Burdsall, Harold H.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1998
 
Title: Assessment of compatibility among Armillaria cepistipes, A. sinapina, and North American biological species X and XI, using culture morphology and molecular biology
Source: Mycologia. Vol. 90, no. 5 (1998).:p. 798-805.
Author(s) Banik, Mark T.; Burdsall, Harold H., Jr.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Identification of groups within Lactiporus sulphureus in the United States based on RFLP analysis of hte nuclear ribosomal DNA
Source: Folia Cryptog. Estonica, Fasc. 33: 9-14 (1998)
Author(s) Banik, Mark T.; Burdsall, Harold H.; Volk, Thomas J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1996
 
Title: Armillaria nabsnona, a new species from western North America
Source: Mycologia. 88(3), 1996, pp. 484-491.
Author(s) Volk, Thomas J.; Burdsall, Harold H.; Banik, Mark T.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1995
 
Title: Identification of Armillaria species from Wisconsin and adjacent areas
Source: Mycologia, 87(5), 1995, pp. 707-712.
Author(s) Banik, Mark T.; Paul, Jennifer A.; Burdsall, Harold H. jr.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1993
 
Title: Serological Differentiation of Two Forms of Phellinus Weirii
Source: Mycologia, 85(4), 1993, pp. 605-611
Author(s) Banik, Mark T.; Paul, Jennifer A.; Burdsall, Harold H. jr.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1990
 
Title: Mycologia: Serological Differentation of Three Species of Armillaria and Lentinula Edodes by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Using Immunized Chickens As A Source of Antibodies
Source: Mycologia, 82(4), 1990, pp. 415-423
Author(s) Burdsall, Harold H.; Banik, Mark
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2012
FPL
Highlight ID: 14
New Cellulose Nanomaterials Pilot Plant Keeps Up With Market Demand

Materials are being supplied to three government agencies and six partner universities to accelerate the development of advanced cellulose-reinforced composites, and printed, flexible electronic circuits and products ...

 
Publication Year: 2011
TEM micrograph of electrospun polymethyl methacrylate fibers containing 17 weight percent cellulose nano-crystals/Alan Rudie, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 283
High Performance nano-Cellulose Composites

Cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and cellulose nano-fibrils (CNF) provide strength properties equivalent to Kevlar and can be used in optically clear applications like composite windshields. The Forest Products Laboratory is supporting a project at the ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 175
Scale-up of cellulose nano material production

There is considerable research internationally on cellulose nano-materials as reinforcement fibers for high strength composites. A persistent problem has been unavailability of cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC), the r ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
Project NameStart DateEnd Date
 
Advancement of the Science and use of Cellulose Nano-Materials

Total affiliated publications: 25
10-01-201209-30-2017

Advancing the forest biorefinery

Total affiliated publications: 49
08-24-200708-23-2012

Development of cellulose nano-crystals

Total affiliated publications: 14
08-24-200708-23-2012

Recycle and deinking of waste paper

Total affiliated publications: 12
08-24-200708-23-2012

Strength and performance of paper and paperboard

Total affiliated publications: 16
08-24-200708-23-2012

Wood fiber and pulping

Total affiliated publications: 26
08-24-200708-23-2012

TitleDate Posted
nanofibrilsThe Promise of Wood-Based Nanotechnology

The concept of nanotechnology can be a tough one to grasp, and making a connection between wood-based nanomaterials and forest restoration might seem like a stretch...

01-13-2014

VilsackFPLleadersUSDA Secretary Tom Vilsack tours the FPL

Led by Acting Director Michael Rains, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) recently welcomed USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for a tour through its unique and growing set of research facilities. Basic and applied research at FPL supports a number of USDA and Forest Service objectives, including forest ma...

08-21-2012