Gregory SchuenemanForest Biopolymer Science and Engineering
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
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Elucidation of the fundamental challenges to precise control and tailoring of lignocellulosic materials such that new capabilities and research frontiers are established. The means applied toward this end are the science and technology of polymer materials science, adhesion, nanotechnology, surface science, plant biology, anatomy, and microbiology.The outreach goal is to interact with a broad and diverse group of industrial scientists and business people, academic scientists, national & international labs, and colleagues. The focus of this outreach is collaborative research, education, and dissemination of ideas and findings. Interested persons are warmly invited to contact me for discussions and collaboration.
- High Performance composites from lignocellulosic materials
- High performance coatings and surface modifications
- Nanomaterials extracted from or deposited within lignocellulosic materials
- Structural adhesives for or derived from lignocellulosic
- Biorefining/processing lignocellulosic trash, invasive species, etc into high value polymers or nanomaterials
- Collaboration with scientists involved in genetic modification of lignocellulosic species for high performance materials, chemicals, etc
- University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. Polymer Science & Engineering , 1999
- University of Florida Materials, M.S. Materials Science & Engineering , 1994
- University of Florida, B.S. Materials Science & Engineering , 1992
- Adhesion Society, Structural Adhesives, Member Program Committee 2011-2013 Elected Member at Large Program Committee Chairman 2013 (2000 - Current)
|Publication Year: 2020|
Highlight ID: 1666
|Rapid Production of High
Strength and Translucent Cellulose Nanofibril Sheets|
Conventional polymer processing equipment and food grade processing aids were used to continuously extrude high strength sheets of cellulose nanofibrils. ...
Highlight ID: 1674
|Simple, and Effective Biobased
Water Purification Adsorbents for Arsenic and Industrial Dye Capture|
A versatile contaminant absorbent was produced using strong affinity between nanomaterials extracted from wood and waste crab shells. The result is a promising new material for water purification, offering simple, effective, and green alternatives to ...
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1307
|Outdoor Strain Cycling Robot Reveals Key Durability Factors for Building Sealants|
Outdoor durability testing of building sealants by autonomous robot demonstrates advantages of summer over winter installation and the dominant role cyclic strain plays in property degradation. ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1297
|Lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals Increase Shipment Temperature Strength and Allow Blown Film Production|
Wood based nanomaterials enable higher use temperatures, greater strength, and faster productions cycles of renewable plastic. ...
|Publication Year: 2016|
Highlight ID: 660
|Site-Selective Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals|
Forest Service researchers The hydrophilic surfaces of cellulose nanocrystals are synthetically converted to highly reactive functional groups. ...
|Publication Year: 2015|
Highlight ID: 614
|Discovery of Cellulose Nanocrystals as Pot-life Stabilizers for Epoxy Coatings|
Waterborne epoxy coatings are high-value, sought-after environmentally friendly products in the coating industry mostly due to their ease of use, performance and low maintenance. Waterborne epoxy coatings are part of a $56 to 64 billion industry. Add ...
Highlight ID: 612
|High-performance Cellulose Nanocrystal Polyolefin Composites are an Attractive Filler for Polymer Composites|
Nanocellulose-polypropylene and nanocellulose-polyethylene composites exhibited the greatest improvement ever reported for such composites made with unmodified cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). Therefore, addition of biorenewable CNCs to the over 50 mill ...
|Cellulose Nanocrystals as Filler for Polymers|
In a new publication, Supervisory Research Materials Engineer Gregory T. Schueneman reports on his research with cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). CNCs are a class of renewable bionanomaterials with excellent mechanical properties that have attracted interest as filler for polymers. However, challenges...
|Ultrasonic Based Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Wood:|
With the recent compilation of 50 years of the NDT International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series, the recently published Ultrasonic Based Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Wood: A Primer and Historical Review examines how the nondestructive testing of wood in all o...