Office: 2111 Biltmore Hall
Dr. John A. Heitmann, Jr. is a Professor and specialist in papermaking science.? His research interests center around biotechnological applications to papermaking processes such as enzymatic modifications to cellulosic fibers for drainage control, refining power reduction and tissue softness. His other interests also include biomaterials/bioenergy, wet end chemistry, recycled fibers and other aspects of papermaking. He teaches FB 472, Papermaking Process Analysis and FB 577, Printing and Paper Coating.?
Dr. Heitmann was selected as an Outstanding Teacher in 1994 and as a Distinguished Alumni Undergraduate Professor for NC State University in 2003.
- Lee, J. M., Pawlak, J. J., & Heitmann, J. A. (2012). Dimensional and hygroexpansive behaviors of cellulose microfi brils (MFs) from kraft pulp-based fibers as a function of relative humidity. Holzforschung, 66(8), 1001-1008. [ Article ]
- Lee, J. M., Pawlak, J. J., & Heitmann, J. A. (2010). Longitudinal and concurrent dimensional changes of cellulose aggregate fibrils during sorption stages. Materials Characterization, 61(5), 507-517. [ Article ]
- Hu, G., Heitmann, J. A., Rojas, O. J., Pawlak, J. J., & Argyropoulos, D. S. (2010). Monitoring cellulase protein adsorption and recovery using SDS-PAGE. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(18), 8333-8338. [ Article ]
- Hu, G., Heitmann, J. A., & Rojas, O. J. (2009). Quantification of cellulase activity using the quartz crystal microbalance technique. Analytical Chemistry, 81(5), 1872-1880. [ Article ]
- Chen, H., Park, A., Heitmann, J. A., & Hubbe, M. A. (2009). Importance of cellulosic fines relative to the dewatering rates of fiber suspensions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48(20), 9106-9112. [ Article ]