May 11, 2010

Midwest Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop

 

Poster Abstracts

101: How to Insulate Your House with Corn (or Not)

Mikesch W. Muecke
Department of Architecture, Iowa State University

102: Soy Protein-based Plastics: Improving Water Stability Utilizing Functional Chemistry and Fiber Additives

David Grewell1, Sean T. Carolan1,3, and Gowrishankar Srinivasan2
1Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 2Department of Material Science and Engineering, 3Corresponding Author
Iowa State University

103: Effect of silane coupling agent on interfacial properties of glass fiber reinforced biorenewable resin

Hongyu Cui and Michael R. Kessler
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

104: Advanced Carbon Fibers from Lignin

Michael R. Kessler1, Prashanth Badrinarayanan1, Richard Larock2,
and David Grewell3
1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2Department of Chemistry, and 3Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University

105: Engineering the Mechanical Properties of Vegetable Oil Based Biopolymers with Electron Beam Irradiation

Mahendra Thunga1, Ying Xia2, Uwe Gohs3, Gert Heinrich3, Richard C. Larock2, and Michael R. Kessler1
1Department of Materials Science and Engineering and 2Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
3Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

106: Biocomposites from Renewable Oils and Ag Co-Products

Richard C. Larock
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

107: Practical Waterborne Agricultural Oil-Based Coatings

Richard C. Larock
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

108: Pretreatment and Fractionation of Corn Stover using Zinc Chloride and Aqueous ammonia

Chang Geun Yoo and Tae Hyun Kim
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

109: Improved Method of Zein Extraction from Corn Gluten Meal to Increase Yield and Quality

Tim J. Anderson and Buddhi P. Lamsal
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University

110: Ultrasonic Welding and Cutting of Polylactic Acid (PLA) Films

David Grewell1 and Julius Vogel2
1Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and 2Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

111: Improving the Quality Control of Biomaterials with On-line and At-line Infrared Spectroscopy

John McClelland1, Roger Jones1, Jay-lin Jane2, and Perminus Mungara3
1Applied Molecular Analytics Group, Ames Laboratory-USDOE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2Center for Crops Utilization Research, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and 3Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa