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.
- Intact and broken cellulose nanocrystals as model nanoparticles to promote dewatering and fine-particle retention during papermaking (2016)
- Catalysts inspired by life (2016)
- Alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) sizing of paper under simplified treatment conditions (2016)
- Wet-laid nonwovens manufacture - chemical approaches using synthetic and cellulosic fibers (2016)
- Breakup of agglomerated clusters of cellulosic fines and CaCO3 particles exposed to hydrodynamic stress (2016)
- Bioresources: ten years of service for the progress of the science and technology of lignocellulosic products (2016)
- Contact angles and wettability of cellulosic surfaces: A review of proposed mechanisms and test strategies (2015)
- Lignin as a value-added byproduct to improve the economics of lignoethanol? (2015)
- Green modification of surface characteristics of cellulosic materials at the molecular or nano scale: A review (2015)
- Polyelectrolyte coagulant and flocculant effects on heteroagglomeration of cellulosic fines and CaCO3 particles (2015)