Recent Submissions

  • Utilization of Lignin in Biopolymeric Packaging Films 

    Zadeh, Elham Mohammad; O’Keefe, Sean F.; Kim, Young-Teck (ACS Publications, 2018-07-06)
    Lignin is a byproduct of agricultural industries and only has limited applications. In this study, lignin was investigated for use in sustainable biopolymeric packaging film. Alkali lignin (AL) and lignosulfonate (LSS) ...
  • Structure and Dynamics of Polymeric Canopies in Nanoscale Ionic Materials: An Electrical Double Layer Perspective 

    Yu, Zhou; Yang, Fenchang; Dai, Sheng; Qiao, Rui (Nature, 2018-03-26)
    Nanoscale ionic materials (NIMs) are an emerging class of materials consisting of charged nanoparticles and polymeric canopies attaching to them dynamically by electrostatic interactions. Using molecular simulations, we ...
  • Food Digest: 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    This is the annual spring newsletter for Virginia Tech's Department of Food Science and Technology.
  • Skateboards as a Sustainable Recyclable Material 

    Willard, Dylan T.; Loferski, Joseph R. (MDPI, 2018-05-15)
    The exact number of skateboards manufactured every year is unknown, but it is estimated to be in the millions. Most skateboard decks are made from a high grade of maple (Acer spp.) veneer plywood and typically last only a ...
  • Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: Financially Viable Option? 

    Soltani-Sobh, Ali; Heaslip, Kevin; Bosworth, Ryan; Barnes, Ryan (NAS, 2016)
    Natural gas vehicles are being developed because of increasing concerns about energy dependence, air quality and emissions, and, more recently, climate change. The major advantage of natural gas vehicles is their lower ...
  • The State of the Art: Application of Green Technology in Sustainable Pavement 

    Sun, Wenjuan; Lu, Guoyang; Ye, Cheng; Chen, Shiwu; Hou, Yue; Wang, Dawei; Wang, Linbing; Oeser, Markus (Hindawi, 2018-06-03)
    A wide range of literature on predominant green technologies for sustainable pavements is summarized in this paper. It covers two major aspects: energy harvesting technologies and permeable pavement systems. Fundamental ...
  • SBIO Newsletter, Winter 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-02-27)
    This is the intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. In this issue: recycling skateboards, new employees, WEI update.
  • Stereoselective photoredox ring-opening polymerization of O-carboxyanhydrides 

    Feng, Quanyou; Yang, Lei; Zhong, Yongliang; Guo, Dong; Liu, Guoliang; Xie, Linghai; Huang, Wei; Tong, Rong (Nature, 2018-04-19)
    Biodegradable polyesters with various tacticities have been synthesized by means of stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of racemic lactide and β-lactones but with limited side-chain groups. However, stereoselective ...
  • Rheology of transgenic switchgrass reveals practical aspects of biomass processing 

    Wan, Guigui; Frazier, Taylor; Jorgensen, Julianne; Zhao, Bingyu; Frazier, Charles E (2018-03-01)
    Abstract Background Mechanical properties of transgenic switchgrass have practical implications for biorefinery technologies. Presented are fundamentals for simple (thermo)mechanical ...
  • Efficient Direct-Drive Small-Scale Low-Speed Wind Turbine 

    Kishore, Ravi Anant; Marin, Anthony; Priya, Shashank (De Gruyter, 2014)
    There is growing need for the green, reliable, and cost-effective power solution for the expanding wireless microelectronic devices. In many scenarios, these needs can be met through a small-scale wind energy portable ...
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, February 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-02)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, April 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-04)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, January 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-01)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, August 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-08)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, March 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-03)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, November 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, April 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-04)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • Intra-Ring Compression Strength of Low Density Hardwoods 

    Zink-Sharp, Audrey; Price, Carlile (Universidad del Bío-Bío, 2006)
    Engineered wood composites are being crafted with increasingly smaller and smaller components, yet a search of the literature indicates a lack of intra-ring mechanical property data for almost all commercial wood types, ...
  • Forest Certification Perspectives in the Wood Products Supply Chain in Virginia, U.S.A. 

    Munsell, John F.; Ares, Adrian; Barrett, Scott M.; Bond, Brian H.; Gagnon, Jennifer L. (MDPI, 2017-09-26)
    Participation among private forest owners, logging contractors, and wood products manufacturers in the forest certification sector remains low. Those that enroll are mainly large-acreage owners and specialized manufacturers. ...
  • Virginia Forest Landowner Update, Fall 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    A quarterly publication with a list of events, news, and information promoting the stewardship of Virginia's natural resources.

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