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Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF)

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Director

Daniel Cosgrove


Lead Institution

Pennsylvania State University


Year Established

2009


Mission

To develop a nano- to meso-scale understanding of plant cell walls, the main structural material in plants, and the mechanisms of their assembly, forming the foundation for significant advances in sustainable energy and novel biomaterials.


Research Topics

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


Materials Studied

Materials: polymer, cellulose, biological (DNA, protein)

Interfaces: None

Nanostructured Materials: 3D, nanocomposites


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling


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Partner Institutions

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Virginia

BES Staff Contact

Robert Stack

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