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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Alan W. Rudie

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

Education

  • 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

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2011-08
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 ...

2011


FPL-2012-22
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 ...

2012


FPL-2010-027
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 ...

2010


Last updated on : 03/19/2014