Research Physical Scientist
Phone: (309) 681-6240
Fax: (309) 681-6691
USDA ARS NCAUR
1815 N University St.
Peoria IL 61604
Our research is to develop the use of agricultural feedstocks and by-products in polymer blends/composites for both bulk material and film applications. Specific areas of study include:
? Particle dispersions of agricultural materials
? Dynamic/Static mechanical properties of polymer composites
? Rheological properties of particle and polymer dispersions
? Polymer networks, rubber elasticity, and bio-based elastomer composites
? Polymer miscibility and Interface interactions
The research contributes to the scientific knowledge of bio-based materials and their utilization in various industrial applications.