Martin A. Hubbe

Martin HubbeProfessor
Phone: 919.513.3022
Office: 1206 Biltmore Hall


Dr. Martin A. Hubbe, Professor, and Buckman Distinguished Scientist, focuses on chemical additives to the paper machine, including the colloidal chemistry affecting dewatering, the charged nature of cellulosic materials and the development of dry strength.

Dr. Hubbe has an M.S. degree from the Institute of Paper Chemistry and a Ph.D. in colloidal chemistry from Clarkson University. His teaching is primarily related to paper machine wet-end and colloidal chemistry.

Dr. Hubbe is a member of TAPPI, where he has chaired short-courses and earned a Division Award for service. Together with Dr. Lucian Lucia, he is also founding co-editor of the online peer-reviewed journal BioResources. Recent research has been aimed at mechanisms underlying the use of polyampholytes as dry-strength additives, and a reinterpretation of the nanoporosity and charge characteristics of cellulosic fibers, including their interactions with cationic polyelectrolytes.

Recent Publications

  • Baosupee, D., Massey, A. J., Nazhad, M., & Hubbe, M. A. (2014). Heteroagglomeration as a mechanism of retaining CaCO3 particles on the fibrils of cellulosic fines: A study by laser light diffraction and microscopy. Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 441, 525-531. [ Article ]
  • Song, X. L., & Hubbe, M. A. (2014). TEMPO-mediated oxidation of oat beta-D-glucan and its influences on paper properties. Carbohydrate Polymers, 99, 617-623. [ Article ]
  • Hubbe, M. A. (2014). Prospects for maintaining strength of paper and paperboard products while using less forest resources: a review. BioResources, 9(1), 1634-1763. [ Review ]
  • Song, X. L., & Hubbe, M. A. (2014). Enhancement of paper dry strength by carboxymethylated beta-D-glucan from oat as additive. Holzforschung, 68(3), 257-263. [ Article ]
  • Hubbe, M. A. (2014). Recycling paper recycling. BioResources, 9(2), 1828-1829. [ Editorial ]