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Alan W. Rudie

Supervisory Research Chemist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9496

Research Interests

  • 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,

Professional Organizations

  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Pulp Manufacturing Division Scholarship Committee Chair
  • American Chemical Society, Member

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Publications & Products

Research Highlights


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 cle ...


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-reinf ...


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 pr ...


Last updated on : 05/27/2014