Centers

CLSF

Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF)

Director(s):

Daniel Cosgrove
 

Lead Institution:

Pennsylvania State University
 

Mission:

To dramatically increase our fundamental knowledge of the formation and physical interactions of bio-polymer networks in plant cell walls to provide a basis for improved methods for converting biomass into fuels.
 

Research Topics:


biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, membrane, carbon sequestration, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (self-assembly)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: polymer, cellulose, biological (DNA, protein), porous
 
INTERFACES: organic/organic, liquid/solid, solid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods 
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • North Carolina State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University

 

 

 



BES Staff Contact:

Robert Stack
 
Last modified: 5/7/2013 9:05:18 AM