2022 Funded Projects

Closed-Loop Control for Strengthening 3D Printed (FDM) Parts Through Ultrasonic Welding
Lokesh Narayanan, North Dakota State University

 

Investigating Root Cause and Reduce Fogging Behavior of Natural Fiber Filled Thermoplastics
Ali Amiri, North Dakota State University

 

Bio-Based Core-Shell Impact Modifiers to Increase Toughness of Composites and Adhesives
Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Exploration of Bio-Based Functional Building Blocks for Durable Coatings
Dean Webster, North Dakota State University

 

Investigation of the Marine Degradability of Polymers of Interest to IAB Members
Branson Ritchie, University of Georgia

 

Little-Known Nylon: Nylon 59 properties
Eric Cochran, Iowas State University

 

Exploration of the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of PLA-Based Polyester Blends Using Embedded Enzymes
Evan White, University of Georgia

 

Natural Fiber Reinforced Nylon-Based Composites for Under the Hood Applications
Vikram Yadama, Washington State University

 

Bio-Based Coatings for High-Performance Flexible Paper Packaging Application
Suraj Sharma, University of Georgia

 

Soybean Derived Thermoplastics for Improved Bioplastic Performance
Jason Locklin, University of Georgia

 

Hemicellulose Derived Commodity Chemicals for Packaging and Coating Applications
Breeanna Urbanowicz, University of Georgia

2021 Funded Projects

Plant Oil Based Latex Adhesives
Andriy Voronov, North Dakota State University

 

Strengthening 3D Printed (FDM) Parts Through Application of Ultrasonic Vibration
Lokesh Narayanan, North Dakota State University

 

Lignin-derived Compounds for the Production of Polyurethane Plastics & Foams
Xiao Zhang, Washington State University

 

Unlocking the Potential of Biodegradable Xylan-based Polymer Materials
Breeanna Urbanowicz, University of Georgia

 

Investigating Root Cause and Reduce Fogging Behavior of Natural Fiber Filled Thermoplastics
Ali Amiri, North Dakota State University

 

Investigation of the Enzymatic Degradability of Glycolic-Urethane Linkages
Evan White, University of Georgia

 

Life Cycle Assessment Tool for Sustainable Bio-based Coating Material Design
Ke Li, University of Georgia

 

Bio-based Core-shell Impact Modifiers to Increase Toughness of Composites and Adhesives
Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Exploration of Bio-based Functional Building Blocks for Durable Coatings
Dean Webster, North Dakota State University

 

Investigation of the Marine Degradability of Polymers of Interest to IAB Members
Branson Ritchie, University of Georgia
 

2020 Funded Projects

Pen Polymers - Next Generation Bottles and Packaging Materials

George Kraus, Iowa State University

 

Towards Biobased ABS

Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Performance Evaluation of Natural Fiber-Basalt Hybrid Composite Panels

Vikram Yadama, Washington State University

 

Lignin-Derived Compounds for the Production of Polyurethane Plastics and Foams

Xiao Zhang, Washington State University

 

Unlocking the Potential of Biodegradable Xylanbased Polymer Materials

Breeanna Urbanowicz, University of Georgia

 

Investigating Root Cause and Reduce Fogging Behavior of Natural Fiber Filled Thermoplastics

Ali Amiri, North Dakota State University

 

Investigation of the Enzymatic Degradability of Glycolic Urethane Linkages Using Chromophore Probes

Evan White, University of Georgia

 

Plant Oil Based Latex Adhesives

Andriy Voronov,North Dakota State University

 

Moisture Sensitivity of PLA/PBS Blends During Ultrasonic and FDM Welding

David Grewell, North Dakota State University

 

2019 Funded Projects

Consumer-Safe Bioplastic Blister Packs- Vibration Welding of Biobased Composites

David Grewell, Iowa State University

 

Towards Biobased ABS

Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Pen Polymers - Next Generation Bottles and Packaging Materials

George Kraus, Iowa State University

 

Unsaturated Diacids for the Synthesis of Bio-enhanced Nylon-6, 6

Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Performance Evaluation of Natural Fiber-Basalt Hybrid Composite Panels

Vikram Yadama, Washington State University

 

Ligin-Derived Compounds for the Production of Polyurethane Plastics and Foams

Amir Ameli, Washington State University

 

Unlocking the Potential of Xylan-based Polymer Materials

Breeanna Urbanowicz and Sergiy Minko, University of Georgia

 

Biobased Glutarate Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass for Polyesters and Polyurethanes

Jason Locklin and Yajun Yan, University of Georgia

 

Development Of Nanocellulose Based Gas Barrier Composite Films For Sustainable Packaging

Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

 

 

2018 Funded Projects

Production of Low Cost Lignin Composite Materials Using Bio Refinery Lignin
Birgitte Ahring, Washington State University

 

Increasing Interfacial Bonding in Agave Fiber-Polypropylene Biocomposites for Enhanced Properties
Reza Montazami, Iowa State University

 

Develop Renewable Propylene Using Sugar Derived 1,2- Propanediol and Glycerol
Junna Xin, Washington State University

 

Consumer-Safe Bioplastic Blister Packs
David Grewell, Iowa State University

 

Towards Biobased ABS
Eric Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Biobased Transparent Waterborne UV Absorbing Coating
Shan Jiang, Iowa State University

 

PEN Polymers – Next Generation Bottles and Packaging Materials
George Kraus, Iowa State University

 

Vitrimerizing Ester Bond-Containing Thermoplastics for Property Improvement
Jinwen Zhang, Washington State University

 

2017 Funded Projects

Thermoplastics Starches Based Thin Films with Polyacrylated Glycerol as Plasticizer
Nacu B Hernandez, Iowa State University

 

Production of Low Cost Lignin Composite Materials Using Bio Refinery Lignin
Birgitte Ahring, Washington State University

 

Odor Control in Agave Fiber – Poly Propylene Biocomposites
Reza Montazami, Iowa State University

 

Develop Chitin Nano Fibers for High Performance Solvent Based Coatings and Films
Jinwu Wang, Washington State University

 

Fully Biobased Degradable Plastic with Insecticide Functionality
Chunhui Xiang, Iowa State University

 

Study on the Properties of Polyacrylated Glycerol Based Thermoplastic Elastomers as Self Tackified Biobased Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Eric W. Cochran, Iowa State University

 

Develop Renewable Propylene Using Sugar Derived 1,2- Propanediol and Glycerol
Junna Xin, Washington State University

 

Interfacial Healing of Biopolymers
David Grewell, Iowa State University 

 

2016 FUNDED PROJECTS

Study on the Plasticization of Thermoplastics Starches with Polyacrylated Glycerol
Nacu B Hernandez, Iowa State University

 

Production of Low-Cost Carbon Fiber from Lignin Composite Materials Using Biorefinery Lignin
Birgitte Ahring, Washington State University

 

Bio-based Methacrylates to Replace Styrene as a Reactive Diluent in Thermoset Resins
Michael Kessler, Washington State University

 

Mechanochemically Activated and/or Functionalized Cellulose Powders and their Reinforced Plastic Composites for More Demanding Applications
Michael Wolcott, Washington State University

 

Development of Lignin Thermoplastic Composites
Reza Montazami, Iowa State University

 

Chitin Nanofibers: Preparations, Characterization, and their Transparent Nanocomposite Films/Coatings for Packaging
Jinwu Wang, Washington State University

 

Effectiveness and Nutrient Tracking of Biopolymer Horticultural Systems from Greenhouse to Harvest (Vegetable and Bedding Crops) and Postharvest
James Schrader, Iowa State University

 

Interfacial Healing of Biopolymers
David Grewell, Iowa State University

 

Improving Thermoplastic Properties of Starch for Food and Non-food Packaging Applications
Buddhi Lamsal, Yongfeng Ai, and Jay-lin Jane, Iowa State University

 

2015 FUNDED PROJECTS

Development of Biorenewable Thermoplastic Elastomers
Eric W. Cochran and R. Chris Williams, Iowa State University

 

Towards Biobased Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Jason Chen, Iowa State University

 

Production of Low-cost Carbon Fiber from Heavy Fraction of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil
Xianglan Bai, Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy, Robert Brown, Marjorie Rover, and Patrick Johnston, Iowa State University

 

Lignin Composites
David Grewell, Iowa State University

 

Development of Biobased VOC-free Powder Coating Resin Systems
Jinwen Zhang and Shyam Sablani, Washington State University

 

Improving Thermoplastic Properties of Starch for Food and Non-food Packaging Applications
Buddhi Lamsal, Yongfeng Ai, and Jay-lin Jane, Iowa State University

 

Development of a Life Cycle Assessment Tool for Screening of Trade-offs Among Processing Costs, Environmental Impacts, and End-of-Life Options
Kurt A. Rosentrater, David Grewell, Darren Jarboe, and James Schrader, Iowa State University

 

Interfacial Healing of Biopolymers
David Grewell, Iowa State University