Meetings & Events

MRS Fall 2009 Meeting Logo

2009 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 30 - December 4, 2009 | Boston
Meeting Chairs
: Kristi Anseth, Li-Chyong Chen, Peter Gumbsch, Ji-Cheng Zhao

Symposium AA : Renewable Biomaterials and Bioenergy--Current Developments and Challenges

2009-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sevim Erhan U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
Seiichiro Isobe National Food Research Institute
Manjusri Misra University of Guelph
LinShu Liu U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
AA1
Session Chairs
Sevim Erhan
Seiichiro Isobe
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **AA1.1
Government’s Role in Supporting the Development and Use of Biobased Products.

Frank Flora 1
1 ARS, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, United States

Show Abstract

10:00 AM - **AA1.2
Winter Barley: A ``Generation 1.5” Feedstock for Sustainable Production of Fuel Ethanol and Valuable Co-products.

Kevin Hicks 1 , John Nghiem 1 , Andrew McAloon 1 , David Johnston 1 , Robert Moreau 1
1 Eastern Regional Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States

Show Abstract

10:30 AM - **AA1.3
Green Engineered Materials for the Renewable Energy Infrastructure.

R. Wool 1 , M. Zhan 1 , E. Senoz 1 , A. Campanella 1 , J. Stanzione 1 , S. Zero 1 , D. Branch 1 , S. Fita 1 , C. Vogelsang 1 , H. Shenton 1
1 ACRES Program, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

Show Abstract

11:00 AM - AA1
BREAK

11:30 AM - **AA1.4
Economical Efficiency of a Non-catalytic Alcoholysis Process for Production of Biodiesel Fuel.

Hiroshi Nabetani 1 2 , Shoji Hagiwara 1 , Yasuomi Suzuki 1 2 , Tetsuya Araki 2 , Yasuyuki Sagara 2 , Yutaka Miyano 3 , Masahiro Tatara 3 , Masafumi Goto 3
1 Food Engineering Division, National Food Research Institute, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 2 Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 3 Kajima Technical Research Institute, Kajima Corporation, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan

Show Abstract

12:00 PM - **AA1.5
Bioethanol Production from Various Cellulosic Biomasses Using Novel Two-step Fermentation System.

Sho Shindo 1 , Takanori Nishida 1 , Sayaka Tomatsu 1 , Hayato Sugimoto 1
1 , Akita Research Institute of Food and Brewing, Akita Japan

Show Abstract

12:30 PM - **AA1.6
Consolidated Bioprocessing using an Edible Mushroom.

Ryoji Mizuno 1 , Hitomi Ichinose 1 , Tomoko Maehara 1 , Koji Takabatake 2 , Satoshi Kaneko 1
1 Food Biotechnology Division, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba Japan, 2 , Forest Institute, Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research, Toyama Japan

Show Abstract

AA2
Session Chairs
Kevin Hicks
Hiroshi Nabetani
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **AA2.1
Bioethanol Production from Rice Straw in the MAFF Research Project, Japan.

Ken Tokuyasu 1
1 , National Food Research Institute, NARO, Tsukuba Japan

Show Abstract

3:00 PM - **AA2.2
A Crankcase Oil Dilution Study Using Biodiesel Fuel.

Joseph Perez 1 , Andre Boehman 2 , Peng Yu 2
1 Chemical Engineering Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 , Engineering and Material Sciences, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Show Abstract

3:30 PM - AA2.3
Enhancement of Hydrocarbon Components from Anaerobic Swine Waste using an Environmental Microbial Pre-treatment.

Justin Biffinger 1 , Cherie Ziemer 2 , Lisa Fitzgerald 1 , Aleksandra Denisin 1 , Preston Fulmer 1 , Bradley Ringeisen 1 , Barry Spargo 1 , Theodor Zainal 3 , Kurt Henry 3
1 Chemistry, US Naval Research Lab, Washington , District of Columbia, United States, 2 , National Soil Tilth Lab, ARS, USDA, Ames, Iowa, United States, 3 Biological Defense Research Directorate, NMRC, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Show Abstract

3:45 PM - AA2.4
Materials Strategy to Standardize Microbial Fuel Cell Anodes via Bacterial Cell Immobilization.

Susan Sizemore 1 3 , Heather Luckarift 1 3 , Gautum Gupta 2 , Plamen Atanassov 2 4 , Glenn Johnson 1
1 Microbiology & Applied Biochemistry-Materials Research Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall AFB, Florida, United States, 3 , Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, United States, 2 Chemical And Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 4 Center for Emerging Energy Technology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Show Abstract

4:00 PM - AA2
BREAK

4:30 PM - AA2.5
Recyclable Biocatalysts: Enzyme Immobilization on Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cellulose Hydrolysis.

Patrick Johnson 1 , Hee Joon Park 1 , Ashley Driscoll 1
1 Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States

Show Abstract

4:45 PM - AA2.6
Novel Carbon MEMS Platform for Genetically Engineered Enzyme Based Implantable Biofuel Cell.

Gobind Bisht 1 , Genis Turon Teixidor 2 , Sungduk Kim 1 , Marc Madou 1 2 , Sylvia Daunert 3
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States, 2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States, 3 Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Show Abstract

5:00 PM - AA2.7
Molecular Simulation Evidence for Processive Motion of Trichoderma reesei Cel7A during Cellulose Depolymerization.

Xiongce Zhao 1 , Tauna Rignall 2 , Clare McCabe 2 , William Adney 3 , Michael Himmel 3
1 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 3 Chemical and Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

Show Abstract

2009-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sevim Erhan U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
Seiichiro Isobe National Food Research Institute
Manjusri Misra University of Guelph
LinShu Liu U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
AA3
Session Chairs
Manjusri Misra
Jinwen Zhang
Tuesday AM, December 01, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **AA3.1
Natural Polymers in Gene Therapy Applications.

Joseph Kost 1
1 Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva Israel

Show Abstract

10:00 AM - **AA3.2
Renewable Resource Block Polymers.

Marc Hillmyer 1
1 Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Show Abstract

10:30 AM - **AA3.3
Novel Green Composites from Low Cost Filler and Lignin.

Amar Mohanty 1 2 , Saswata Sahoo 1 , Manjusri Misra 1 2
1 Bioproducts Discovery and Development Center, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2 School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Show Abstract

11:00 AM - AA3
BREAK

11:30 AM - **AA3.4
Challenges and Developments in Renewable Biomaterials for Food Packaging Applications.

Kit Yam 1
1 SEBS-Food Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Show Abstract

12:00 PM - **AA3.5
Poly(lactic acid) and its Blends with Biobased Polymers and Nano Particles.

Xiuzhi Sun 1
1 Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Show Abstract

AA4
Session Chairs
Amar Mohanty
Kit Yam
Tuesday PM, December 01, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - AA4.1
Design and Development of Biodegradable Sapling Pot with Biodegradable Polymer and Biomass.

Seiichiro Isobe 1 , Itaru Sotome 1 , Hiroshi Okatome 1 , Masaru Wakisaka 2 , Yoshinubu Ueki 2
1 , National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 2 , Nara Fruit Tree Research Center, Gojo, Nara, Japan

Show Abstract

2:45 PM - AA4.2
Hydrothermal Carbonization of Plant Material: A Route to Nanostructured Carbonaceous Materials and an Efficient Chemical Process to Treat the CO2 Problem.

Magdalena Titirici 1 , Jelena Popovic 1 , Fernando Perez 1 , Markus Antonietti 1
1 Colloids, Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam Germany

Show Abstract

3:00 PM - AA4.3
Carbon Nanospheres Fabricated by Pyrolysis of Micelles formed in Pectin Gels.

Peter Wong 1 , Brendan O'Brien 1 , Bruce Panilaitis 2
1 Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medfors, Massachusetts, United States

Show Abstract

3:15 PM - AA4.4
Multi-functional, Biopolymer and Biocomposite Foams Manufactured by Freeze-casting.

Amalie Oroho 1 , Philipp Hunger 1 , Ulrike G. Wegst 1 , Lars Berglund 2
1 , Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 , Royal Institute of Technology, Stockhom Sweden

Show Abstract

3:30 PM - AA4
BREAK

4:00 PM - AA4.5
Hydrothermal Carbon from Biomass: Recent Advances in Synthesis, One Pot Functionalization and Fine Structure Resolution by 13C Solid State NMR.

Niki Baccile 1 , Florence Babonneau 1 , Guillaume Laurent 1 , Magdalena Titirici 2 , Markus Antonietti 2
1 LCMCP, CNRS-UPMC, Paris France, 2 Colloid and Interfaces, Max-Planck Institut, Golm Germany

Show Abstract

4:15 PM - AA4.6
X-ray Tomographic Characterization of Natural Polymer Nanocomposites and Correlation of Bulk Mechanical Properties.

Anahita Pakzad 1 , Paul Mainwaring 2 , Patricia Heiden 3 , John Simonsen 4 , Reza Shahbazian Yassar 1
1 Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, United States, 2 , Gatan Inc, Pleasanton, California, United States, 3 Chemistry Department, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, United States, 4 College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Show Abstract

4:30 PM - AA4.7
Three-Dimensional Molecular Imaging of Lignocellulosic Materials by Confocal Raman Microscopy.

Liqiang Chu 1 2 , Rachel Masyuko 1 2 , Jonathan Sweedler 3 4 , Paul Bohn 1 2
1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering , University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, 3 Department of Chemistry , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 4 Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Show Abstract

4:45 PM - AA4.8
Potential Energy Surface Calculations of Alanine Dipeptide using BVWN Density Functional Approach and 6-311G Basis Set.

Subhash Singh 2 , Jyoti Singh 1 , Ashish Khare 1
2 Physics, Laser Spectroscopy & Nanoamterials Lab, University of Allahabad, , Allahabad India, 1 Computer Science, J.K. Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, , Allahabad India

Show Abstract

2009-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sevim Erhan U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
Seiichiro Isobe National Food Research Institute
Manjusri Misra University of Guelph
LinShu Liu U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
AA5
Session Chairs
David Coffin
Peter Wong
Wednesday AM, December 02, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **AA5.1
Synthesis of Rosin-based Epoxies and Curing Agents and Properties of the Cured Resin Systems.

Jinwen Zhang 1
1 Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States

Show Abstract

10:00 AM - **AA5.2
Degradation of Plant Cell Wall Protopectin with Acid Catalyst.

Juraboy Khalikov 1 , Zayniddin Muhidinov 1
1 , Chemistry Institute, Dushnabe, Dushnabe, Tajikistan

Show Abstract

10:30 AM - **AA5.3
Influence of Hydrolysis Time on the Quality of Pectin Obtained by Flash Extraction.

Saodat Khalikova 1 , Raisa Gorshkova 1 , Zayniddin Muhidinov 1
1 , Chemistry Institute, Dushnabe, Dushnabe, Tajikistan

Show Abstract

11:00 AM - AA5
BREAK

11:30 AM - **AA5.4
Development of Biodegradable Materials from Food By-products.

Tomoyuki Yoshino 1 , Seiichiro Isobe 2
1 , Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Shobara, Hiroshima, Japan, 2 , National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Show Abstract

12:00 PM - AA5.5
Hybrid Composite from Wood Fiber, Talc and Polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHBV) Bioplastic: A New Opportunity for the Green Materials World.

Manjusri Misra 1 2 , Sanjeev Singh 2 , Amar Mohanty 1 2
1 School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2 Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, Department of Plan Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Show Abstract

AA6
Session Chairs
Sevim Erhan
LinShu Liu
Wednesday PM, December 02, 2009
Room 303 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **AA6.1
Coextrusion of Poly(lactic acid) and Nisaplin® in the Presence of Plasticizers: Preparation, Physical Characterization and Evaluation of Microbial Activity.

LinShu Liu 1 , Tony Jin 1 , David Coffin 1 , Kevin Hicks 1
1 , USDA-ARS-ERRC, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States

Show Abstract

3:00 PM - AA6.2
Viscoelastic Creep from Interfacial Effects in Bio-based Composites.

Peter Johnson 1 , Christopher Stafford 1
1 Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Show Abstract

3:15 PM - AA6.3
Polyhydroxyalkanoate Nanocomposites with Optimal Mechanical Properties.

Yvonne Akpalu 1 , Isao Noda 2 , Dale Schaefer 1
1 Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 2 Materials Science & Technology/Corporate R&D, Procter & Gamble , West Chester, Ohio, United States

Show Abstract

3:30 PM - AA6.4
Properties of PLA and Cellulose Based Composite Materials.

Mihir Oka 1 , Yonathan Thio 1
1 School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Show Abstract

3:45 PM - AA6
BREAK

4:15 PM - AA6.5
Heavy Metal Removal from Electroplating Wastewater Using Acacia Cellulose Based Polymeric Chelating Ligand.

Lutfor Rahman 1 , Simon Wen 1
1 School of Science and Technology, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Show Abstract

4:30 PM - AA6.6
Characterization of Algae Fiber Reinforced Biocomposites.

Seong Ok Han 1 , Yoon Jong You 1 , Hee Yeon Kim 1
1 Nano Materials Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon Korea (the Republic of)

Show Abstract

4:45 PM - AA6.7
Development of Bentonite-Alginate Films for Enhancement in Cd(II) Removal.

WahTzu Teoh 1 , Takuma Tsuritani 1 , Kazunori Sato 1
1 Environmental Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan

Show Abstract