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Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Ronald C. Sabo
Ronald C. Sabo

Ronald C. Sabo

Engineered Composites Science
Unit: FPL-4706
Research Materials Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9530
rsabo@fs.fed.us

Current Research

Dr. Ron Sabo's research aims at developing next generation composites using sustainable forest resources and a fundamental understanding of material properties and interactions. His work aims to develop advanced composites by understanding and exploiting the properties of materials at the nanometer and molecular scales. More specifically, he is working to develop novel composites produced from natural fibers that have been processed and modified into nanoparticles and nanofibers with unique physical and mechanical properties. Dr. Sabo also has research activities aimed at developing 'green' composites using biodegradable, bio-derived, or recycled materials.


Research Interest

  • Cellulose nanocomposites
  • 'Green' composites
  • Recycling
  • Modification and characterization of lignocellulosic surfaces
  • Reactive extrusion
  • Colloidal and interfacial phenomena


Education

  • University of Florida, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering , 2001
  • Vanderbilt University, B.E. Chemical Engineering and Mathematics , 1997

Below are the 62 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: Effect of freeze-drying on the morphology of dried cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and tensile properties of poly(lactic) acid-CNC composites
Source: In: Proceedings, ANTEC®2018-society of plastics engineers. 5p.
Author(s) Stark, Nicole M.; Wei, Liquing ; Sabo, Ronald C.; Reiner, Richard R.; Matuana, Laurent M.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance of high lignin content cellulose nanocrystals in poly(lactic acid)
Source: Polymer. 135: 305-313.
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Matuana, Laurent; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Water based esterification of cellulose nanofibrils for compounding with PLA
Source: In: Proceedings, forest products society 72nd international convention. 1-7.
Author(s) Lafia-Araga, Ruth A.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.; Matuana, Laurent M.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: A composite generator film impregnated with cellulose nanocrystals for enhanced triboelectric performance
Source: Nanoscale. 9(4): 1428-1433.
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Zhang, Huilong; Zheng, Qifeng; Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Gong, Shaoqin; Ma, Zhenqiang; Turng, Lih-Sheng
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Blown film extrusion of poly(lactic acid) without melt strength enhancers
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 134(34): 45212-45222.
Author(s) Karkhanis, Sonal S.; Stark, Nicole M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Matuana, Laurent M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chemical modification of nanocellulose with canola oil fatty acid methyl ester
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers. 169(2017): 108-116
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Matuana, Laurent M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of compounding approaches on fiber dispersion and performance of poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal composite blown films
Source: In: Society of Plastic Engineers, ISBN: 978-0-692-88309-9: Paper prepared for: ANTEC® 2017. Anaheim, CA. 6 p.
Author(s) Karkhanis, Sonal S.; Matuana, Laurent M.; Stark, Nicole M.; Sabo, Ronald C.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanocomposites from lignin-containing cellulose nanocrystals and poly(lactic acid)
Source: In: Society of Plastic Engineers, ISBN: 978-0-692-88309-9: Paper prepared for: ANTEC® 2017. Anaheim, CA. 5 p.
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Agarwal, Umesh; Stark, Nicole; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanofibrillated cellulose from appalachian hardwoods logging residues as template for antimicrobial copper
Source: Journal of Nanomaterials. 2017(3): 1-14
Author(s) Hassanzadeh, Masoumeh; Sabo, Ronald; Rudie, Alan; Reiner, Richard; Gleisner, Roland; Oporto, Gloria S.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preparation and characterization of the nanocomposites from chemically modified nanocellulose and poly(lactic acid)
Source: Journal of Renewable Materials. 5(5): 410-422.
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Luo, Shupin; McDonald, Armando G.; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Matuana, Laurent M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Cellulose nanocrystals as barrier performance enhancer of extrusion-blown PLA films for food applications
Source: In: proceedings, TechConnect
Author(s) Matuana, L. M.; Karkhanis, S. S.; Stark, Nicole; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Endoglucanase post-milling treatment for producing cellulose nanofibers from bleached eucalyptus fibers by a supermasscolloider
Source: Cellulose
Author(s) Wang, Wangxia; Mozuch, Michael D.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Kersten, Philip; Zhu, Junyong; Jin, Yongcan
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical characterization of scalable cellulose nano-fiber based composites made using liquid composite molding process
Source: Composites Part B: Engineering
Author(s) Barari, Bamdad; Ellingham, Thomas K.; Ghamhia, Issam I.; Pillai, Krishna M.; El-Hajjar, Rani; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modification of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) for use in poly(lactic acid) (PLA)-CNC composite packaging products
Source: In: Proceedings, Forest Products Society International Convention, June 28-29, 2016, Portland, OR.
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Stark, Nicole M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Matuana, Laurent
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanocellulose-enabled electronics, energy harvesting devices, smart materials and sensors: a review
Source: J. Renew. Mater., 4(5): 297-312.
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Yermakov, Aleksey; Law, Chiu Tai; Elhajjar, Rani
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Water-assisted compounding of cellulose nanocrystals into polyamide 6 for use as a nucleating agent for microcellular foaming
Source: Polymer
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Walsh, Philip J.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Clemons, Craig M.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Chapter 15: Characterization and Processing of Nanocellulose Thermosetting Composites
Source: J.K. Pandey et al. (eds.), Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application – Volume C: Polymer Nanocomposites of Cellulose Nanoparticles, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015; pp. 265-295.
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald C.; Elhajjar, Rani F.; Clemons, Craig M.; Pillai, Krishna M.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Microwave flexible transistors on cellulose nanofibrillated fiber substrates
Source: Applied Physics Letters
Author(s) Seo, Jung-Hun; Chang, Tzu-Hsuan; Lee, Jaeseong; Sabo, Ronald; Zhou, Weidong; Cai, Zhiyong; Gong, Shaoqin; Ma, Zhenqiang
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Oriented polyvinyl alcohol films using short cellulose nanofibrils as a reinforcement
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 132(48)
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Ellingham, Thomas; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig M.; Turng, Lih-Sheng
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Physical and Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Nanofibril Films from Bleached Eucalyptus Pulp by Endoglucanase Treatment and Microfluidization
Source: Journal of Polymers and the Environment
Author(s) Wang, Wangxia; Sabo, Ronald C.; Mozuch, Michael D.; Kersten, Phil; Zhu, J. Y.; Jin, Yongcan
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Production of cellulose nanofibrils from bleached eucalyptus fibers by hyperthermostable endoglucanase treatment and subsequent microfluidization
Source: Cellulose 22, 2015; pp. 351-361.
Author(s) Wang, Wangxia; Mozuch, Michael D.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Kersten, Phil; Zhu, J.Y.; Jin, Yongcan
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Self-assembled optically transparent cellulose nanofibril films: effect of nanofibril morphology and drying procedure
Source: Cellulose, Volume 22, 2015; pp. 1094–1102.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Wu, Yiqiang; Zhu, J.Y.; Cai, Zhiyong
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Reinforcing Natural Rubber with Cellulose Nanofibrils Extracted from Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp
Source: Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Volume 8, 2014; pp. 317-324.
Author(s) Zhang, Chunmei; Zhai, Tianliang; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig; Dan, Yi; Turng, Lih-Sheng
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Short Cellulose Nanofibril/Polyvinyl Alcohol Nanocomposite Fibers
Source: In: ANTEC 2014 The Plastics Conference, April 28-30, 2014, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, SPE ANTEC, 2014; pp. 719-724.
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Clemons, Craig; Sabo, Ronald; Ellingham, Tom; Tung, Lih-Sheng
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Short cellulose nanofribrils as reinforcement in polyvinyl alcohol fiber
Source: Cellulose, Volume 21, 2014; pp. 4287-4298.
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Ellingham, Thomas; Sabo, Ron; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Clemons, Craig M.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Static and Dynamic Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibril Scaffold-Based Composites
Source: BioResources Volume 9, Number 1, 2014; pp. 381-392.
Author(s) Qamhia, Issam I.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Elhajjar, Rani F.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber Composites Reinforced with Cellulose Nanocrystals from Southern Pine
Source: Advances in Polymer Technology, Volume 33, Number S1, 2014; 7 p.
Author(s) Zhang, Chunmei; Dan, Yi; Peng, Jun; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: A comparative study of cellulose nanofibrils disintegrated via multiple processing approaches
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 97, 2013; pp. 226-234.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Zhu, J.Y.; Agarwal, Umesh; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang
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 2.1 Integrated Production of Cellulose Nanofibrils and Cellulosic Biofuel by Enzymatic Hydrolysis of wood Fibers
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 2.1, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 191-193.
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 2.3 Cellulose Nanofibril Composite Substrates for Flexible Electronics
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 2.3, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 263-264.
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Seo, Jung-Hun; Ma, Zhenqiang
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: Comparative study of cellulose nanofibrils Disintegrated from different Approaches
Source: In Proceedings of Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose, May 6-7, 2013, Milwaukee, WI; 2013; 3 p.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Zhu, J.Y.; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of environmental conditions on the mechanical properties and fungal degradation of polycaprolactone/microcrystalline cellulose/wood flour composites
Source: BioResources Volume 8, Number 3, pp.3322-3335; 2013
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Jin, Liwei; Stark, Nicole; Ibach, Rebecca E.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)/Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) filaments
Source: In: Proceedings of the ANTEC 2013 Conference; 2013. 5 p.
Author(s) Peng, Jun; Srithep, Yottha; Sabo, Ronald; Pilla, Srikanth; Peng, Xiang-Fang; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Clemons, Craig
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Flexible cellulose nanofibril composite films with reduced hygroscopic capacity
Source: In Proceedings of Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose, May 6-7, 2013, Milwaukee, WI; 2013; 3 p.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Integrated Study of the Potential Application of Remediated CCA Treated Spruce Wood in MDF Production
Source: Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Volume 52, 2013; pp. 8962-8968.
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Basta, Altaf H.; Winandy, Jerrold E.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Melt Compounding of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-CO-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) / Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Nanocomposites: Properties and Solubility of Carbon Dioxide
Source: In: Proceedings of the ANTEC 2013 Conference, April 22-24, 2013, Cincinnati, OH 2013; 6 p.
Author(s) Srithep, Yottha; Turn, Lih-Sheng; Ellingham, Thomas; Peng, Jun; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Melt compounding of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/nanofibrillated cellulose nanocomposites
Source: Polymer Degradation and Stability, Volume 98, 2013; pp. 1439-1449.
Author(s) Srithep, Yottha; Ellingham, Thomas; Peng, Jun; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Pilla, Srikanth
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-cellulose nanofibril (CNF)-multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) hybrid organic aerogels with superior mechanical properties
Source: RSC Adv., 2013, Volume 3, 2013; pp. 20816–20823.
Author(s) Zheng, Qifeng; Javadi, Alireza; Sabo, Ronald; Cai, Zhiyong; Gong, Shaoqin
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Polyvinyl Alcohol-Cellulose Nanofibrils-Graphene Oxide Hybrid Organic Aerogels
Source: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, Volume 5, pp. 5969-5975.
Author(s) Javadi, Alireza; Zheng, Qifeng; Payen, Francois; Javadi, Abdolreza; Altin, Yasin; Cai, Zhiyong; Sabo, Ronald; Gong, Saoqin
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Resin impregnation of cellulose nanofibril films facilitated by water swelling
Source: Cellulose, Volume 20, 2013: pp. 303-313.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: An Experimental estimation of liquid absorption coefficient for cellulose Nano-Fiber films
Source: In:Eleventh International Conference on Flow Processes in Composites Material (FPCM) in Auckland, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2012.
Author(s) Javadi, A.; Pillai, K.M.; Sabo, R.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cellulose Nanofiber Composite Substrates for Flexible Electronics
Source: 2012 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Seo, Jung-Hun; Ma, Zhenqiang
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of Material Parameters on Mechanical Properties of Biodegradable Polymers/Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Nano Composites
Source: In: Proceedings of the Polymer Processing Society 28th Annual Meeting ~ PPS-28 ~ December 11-15, 2012, Pattaya (Thailand). 5 p.
Author(s) Srithep, Yottha; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Pilla, Srikanth; Peng, Jun
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: High-Performance Cellulose Nanofibril Composite Films
Source: BioResources Volume 7, number 3, 3064-3075; 2012
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Wu, Yiqiang; Cai, Zhiyong
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical characterization of cellulose nanofiber and bio-based epoxy composite
Source: Elsevier
Author(s) Masoodi, R.; El-Hajjar, R.F.; Pillai, K.M.; Sabo, R.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) reinforced polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) nanocomposites: properties, solubility of carbon dioxide, and foaming
Source: Cellulose 19: 1209-1223; 2012.
Author(s) Srithep, Yottha; Turng, Lih-Sheng; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Reinforced Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH): Properties and Solubility of Carbondioxide
Source: 70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, (ANTEC 2012) Orlando, Florida, USA, 2-4 April 2012 Volume 1 of 3; 2012. ISBN: 978-1-62276-083-1
Author(s) Srithep, Yottha; Turng, Lih Sheng; Sabo, Ronald; Clemons, Craig
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: An experimental study on crack propagation in green composites made from cellulose nanofibers and epoxy
Source: SAMPE 2011 [electronic resource] : May 23-26, 2011, Long Beach, CA. [Covina, CA] : Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, c2011: 8 p.
Author(s) Masoodi, R.; Hajjar, R.E.; Pillai, K.M.; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: An experimental study on swelling of cellulose nano-fiber films in epoxy resins and water
Source: SAMPE 2011 [electronic resource] : May 23-26, 2011, Long Beach, CA. [Covina, CA] : Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, c2011: 9 p.
Author(s) Masoodi, R.; Javadi, A.; Pillai, K.M.; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of the metrology and imaging of celllulose nanocrystals
Source: Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 (2011) 024005 (10pp)
Author(s) Postek, Michael T.; Bladar, Andras; Dagata, John; Farkas, Natalia; Ming, Bin; Wagner, Ryan; Raman Arvind; Moon, Robert J.; Sabo, Ronald; Wegner, Theodore H.; Beecher, James
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of silane on the properties of wood-plastic composites with polyethylene-polypropylene blends as matrices
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 119, 1398-1409 (2011)
Author(s) Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Kaland, Michael L.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Integrated production of nano-fibrillated cellulose and cellulosic biofuel (ethanol) by enzymatic fractionation of wood fibers
Source: Green Chemistry, 2011, 13, 13391344; 2011
Author(s) Zhu, J.Y.; Sabo, Ronald; Luo, Xiaolin
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preformed Amide-containing biopolymer for Improving the Environmental Performance of Synthesized Urea-formaldehyde in Agro-fiber Composites
Source: J Polym Environ (2011) 19:405-412; 2011
Author(s) Basta, Altaf H.; El-Saied, Houssni; Winandy, Jerrold E.; Sabo, Ronald
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The effects of different silane crosslinking approaches on composites of polyethylene blends and wood flour
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 120, 2292-2303 (2011)
Author(s) Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: An Approach to Model Resin Flow through Swelling Porous Media made of Natural Fibers
Source: In: The 10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM10) Monte Verita, Ascona, CH - July 11-15, 2010
Author(s) Languri, E. Mohseni; Moore, R. D.; Masoodi, R.; Pillai, K.M.; Sabo, R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
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 »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Remediation and Recycling of WBP-treated Lumber for use as Flakeboard
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundreth Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, May 18-20, 2008, pp. 256-266; 2008
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Winandy, Jerrold E.; Clausen, Carol A.; Basta, Altaf
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Thermochemical remediation of preservative-treated wood
Source: IRG/WP 08-50254. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2008: 15 pages
Author(s) Sabo, Ronald; Clausen, Carol A.; Winandy, Jerrold E.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: A synoptic climatology for forest fires in the NE US and future implications for GCM simulations
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 4(4): 217-224.
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Wu, Yiqiang; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2016
Blown film extrusion of completely biobased poly(lactic acid) and cellulose nanocrystal polymer composites.  Sonal Karkhanis and Anna Kace Marra, Michigan State University.
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FPL<>Renewable, Biodegradable Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites for Packaging Applications

Packaging research conducted at the Forest Products Laboratory is aimed at developing fully biobased composites containing cellulose nanomaterials for packaging applications. Cellulose nanomaterials exhibit a number of interesting properties and have ...

Researchers are developing improved methods for processing cellulose nanofibrils. Rob Sabo, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
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Improving the Hydrolysis and Fibrillation of Wood Into Cellulose Nanomaterials

Cellulose nanomaterials have been receiving an increasing amount of interest from both the scientific and industrial communities because of their interesting properties, including good strength, absorbency, and optical properties, such as transparenc ...

 
Publication Year: 2014
Short cellulose nanofibrils isolated from wood. DSimaging, LLC
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Short Cellulose Nanofibrils Reinforce Aligned Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibers

Cellulose nanomaterials have recently gained much attention for their potential use for reinforcing polymers and for use in functional materials. Forest Service researchers developed procedures for creating short cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) that are ...

 
Publication Year: 2012
Flexible electronic substrate made from cellulose nanomaterial. Forest Service
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Cellulose Nanofiber Composites Can Serve as Substrate for Flexible Electronics

Transparent films made from cellulose nanofibers have low thermal expansion and the potential to serve as a foundation for flexible electronics. ...

 
Publication Year: 2011

Highlight ID: 304
Integrating the Production of Nanofibrillated Cellulose and Biofuels

FPL researchers have demonstrated a method of integrating the production of cellulose nanofibers and biofuels. Such a strategy is expected to improve the economics and reduce the financial risks associated with producing nanocellulose and biofuels fr ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 160
Improved Composites from Wood Flour and Mixed Plastics

In a cooperative project with Louisiana State University, Forest Products Laboratory researchers have used crosslinking technologies, commonly used in the cable coating industry, to optimize the performance of composites of mixed plastics and wood fl ...

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Register Now! Free Cellulose Nanomaterials Webinar

The Forest Products Society is offering a free webinar titled "Overview of Cellulose Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites" on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) Research Materials Engineer Ronald Sabo will be presenting...

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nanofibril-17Key Research Publication:

A key FPL publication is Short Cellulose Nanofibrils as Reinforcement in Polyvinyl Alcohol Fiber by Ronald Sabo and Craig M. Clemons...

12-08-2014

Award recipient Ron Sabo (left) explains a composites research project to USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie. Annual Director's Awards Presented

Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and Northern Research Station (NRS), presented the 2014 Director's Awards to seven deserving employees of the two world-class research hubs...

05-19-2014

How It's Made:

Cellulose nanofibrils are considered a promising renewable alternative to existing materials in many fields. Made from natural resources such as wood and non-wood plants, this material has great potential given the availability of the resource, the viability of processing it, and its performance...

07-26-2013

Creating Flexible Electronics Using Nanocellulose

Not long ago it would have been hard to imagine throngs of people walking around with tiny computers in their pockets, able to communicate with someone across the globe instantly just by tapping on a screen...

08-13-2012