Dr Joseph Jakes, materials engineer at the Forest Produsts Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, has been given a special US presidential award for his work on nanocelluose (from the July 30, 2012 news item by Rich Christianson on the Woordworking Network,
Research to improve wood adhesives through the use of nanotechnology earned Dr. Joseph Jakes a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Jakes is author of Developing Tools to Assess Mechanical Properties of Wood Cell Walls. Jakes’ scientific paper notes,”Nanoindentation is a tool capable of probing mechanical properties at the sub-micrometer level, such as in wood cell walls, individual components in a wood-based composite, coatings, adhesive bond lines, etc.” Using this tool, Jakes writes, will help develop “advanced wood-based nanocomposites and to better understand wood-adhesive interactions.”
While there is mention of nanocellulose elsewhere in the news item, no details about its form(s), e.g. nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), are given.
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