Alan W. Rudie
Alan W. RudieDirector's Office
Supervisory Research Chemist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
- Education &
- Organizations &
- Products &
- Lab Notes
- 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
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry ,
- Wartburg College, Waverly, IA, B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics ,
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Pulp Manufacturing Division Scholarship Committee Chair
- American Chemical Society (ACS), Member
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1289
|Enabling cellulose nanomaterial commercialization|
Cellulose nanomaterials are a high-value product that can be made from low-value wood. ...
|Publication Year: 2016|
Highlight ID: 658
|Catalytic Pulping of Wood|
The kraft pulping process has been around for more than 100 years. It is cost effective and efficient but provides a low fiber yield and a complex and expensive chemical recovery process. Using oxygen activated by a transition metal catalyst has the ...
|Publication Year: 2012|
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|
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 Name||Start Date||End Date|
|Advancement of the Science and use of Cellulose Nano-Materials|
Total affiliated publications: 75
|Advancing the forest biorefinery|
Total affiliated publications: 49
|Development of cellulose nano-crystals|
Total affiliated publications: 14
|Recycle and deinking of waste paper|
Total affiliated publications: 12
|Strength and performance of paper and paperboard|
Total affiliated publications: 16
|Wood fiber and pulping|
Total affiliated publications: 26
|The 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...
|USDA 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...