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Gregory Schueneman

Gregory Schueneman

Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
United States

Phone: 608-231-9412
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Current Research

Elucidation of the fundamental challenges to precise control and tailoring of lignocellulosic materials such that new capabilities and research frontiers are established. The means applied toward this end are the science and technology of polymer materials science, adhesion, nanotechnology, surface science, plant biology, anatomy, and microbiology.The outreach goal is to interact with a broad and diverse group of industrial scientists and business people, academic scientists, national & international labs, and colleagues. The focus of this outreach is collaborative research, education, and dissemination of ideas and findings. Interested persons are warmly invited to contact me for discussions and collaboration.

Research Interests

  • High Performance composites from lignocellulosic materials
  • High performance coatings and surface modifications
  • Nanomaterials extracted from or deposited within lignocellulosic materials
  • Structural adhesives for or derived from lignocellulosic
  • Biorefining/processing lignocellulosic trash, invasive species, etc into high value polymers or nanomaterials
  • Collaboration with scientists involved in genetic modification of lignocellulosic species for high performance materials, chemicals, etc


  • University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. Polymer Science & Engineering 1999
  • University of Florida Materials, M.S. Materials Science & Engineering 1994
  • University of Florida, B.S. Materials Science & Engineering 1992

Professional Organizations

  • Adhesion Society, Structural Adhesives, Member (2000 - Current)
    Elected Member at Large Program Committee Chairman 2013

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Research Highlights


Discovery of Cellulose Nanocrystals as Pot-life Stabilizers for Epoxy Coatings

Waterborne epoxy coatings are high-value, sought-after environmentally friendly products in the coating industry mostly due to their ease of use ...


High-performance Cellulose Nanocrystal Polyolefin Composites are an Attractive Filler for Polymer Composites

Nanocellulose-polypropylene and nanocellulose-polyethylene composites exhibited the greatest improvement ever reported for such composites made ...


Lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals Increase Shipment Temperature Strength and Allow Blown Film Production

Wood based nanomaterials enable higher use temperatures, greater strength, and faster productions cycles of renewable plastic.


Outdoor Strain Cycling Robot Reveals Key Durability Factors for Building Sealants

Outdoor durability testing of building sealants by autonomous robot demonstrates advantages of summer over winter installation and the dominant ...


Rapid Production of High Strength and Translucent Cellulose Nanofibril Sheets

Conventional polymer processing equipment and food grade processing aids were used to continuously extrude high strength sheets of cellulose nan ...


Simple, and Effective Biobased Water Purification Adsorbents for Arsenic and Industrial Dye Capture

A versatile contaminant absorbent was produced using strong affinity between nanomaterials extracted from wood and waste crab shells. The result ...


Site-Selective Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals

Forest Service researchers The hydrophilic surfaces of cellulose nanocrystals are synthetically converted to highly reactive functional groups.


Last updated on : 06/23/2021