– Associate Professor, NCSU (USA)
– Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry, Qilu University of Technology (PR China)
– Foreign Talent Professor, Jiangnan University (PR China)
– Fulbright Scholar (Brazil)
Twitter | @WolfPackBark
Research Group | http://www4.ncsu.edu/~lalucia, http://www.ncsu.edu/chemistry/people/lal.html
Open Access Publication Site | http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucian_Lucia/
BioResources | http://www.bioresources.com
Lucian A. Lucia currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Forest Biomaterials (Wood & Paper Science) and Chemistry and as a faculty in the programs of Fiber & Polymer Science and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina State University. His laboratory, The Laboratory of Soft Materials & Green Chemistry, probes fundamental materials science topics focused on the green chemistry of renewable polymers. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Florida for modeling photoinduced charge separation states of novel Rhenium (I)-based organometallic ensembles as a first order approximation of photosynthesis.
He began his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology examining the mechanism of singlet oxygen’s chemistry with lignin & cellulose.
A large part of his recent work has been focused on the chemical modification of cellulosics for biomedical applications.
He teaches Forest Biomaterials Chemistry (WPS 723), From Papyrus to Plasma Screens: Paper & Society (PSE 220), Green Chemistry (PSE/CH 335), and the FB Graduate Student Seminar Series (WPS 590/790) at NCSU while teaching Wood Chemistry and Green Chemistry at Qilu University of Technology in PR China.
He has co-founded and co-edits an open-access international research journal, BioResources, that is dedicated to original research articles, reviews, and editorials on the fundamental science & engineering and advanced applications of lignocellulosic materials.
- Sudanese dicots as alternative fiber sources for pulp and papermaking (2018)
- Starch derivatives that contribute significantly to the bonding and antibacterial character of recycled fibers (2018)
- High performance nanocellulose-based composite coatings for oil and grease resistance (2018)
- Highly flexible, transparent, and conductive silver nanowire-attached bacterial cellulose conductors (2018)
- Biomechanical pulping of poplar with crude enzyme secreted from trametes sp lg-9 (2018)
- Synthesis of cationic xylan derivatives and application as strengthening agents in papermaking (2018)
- Controlling porosity and density of nanocellulose aerogels for superhydrophobic light materials (2018)
- Synthesizing magnetic support for laccase immobilization for the purification of pre-hydrolysis liquor (2018)
- Key elements of green chemistry (2nd ed.) (2018)
- Mechanistic investigation of rice straw lignin subunit bond cleavages and subsequent formation of monophenols (2018)