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.
- Effect of idealised flow conditions on retention aid performance. Part 2, Polymer bridging, charged patches, and charge neutralisation (2019)
- High-Strength Antibacterial Chitosan-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Tissue Paper (2019)
- Nanocellulose-based multilayer barrier coatings for gas, oil, and grease resistance (2019)
- Critical links governing performance of self-binding and natural binders for hot-pressed reconstituted lignocellulosic board without added formaldehyde: A review (2018)
- High performance nanocellulose-based composite coatings for oil and grease resistance (2018)
- Synergy of Silane and Polyacrylate Treatments to Prepare Thermally Stable and Hydrophobic Cellulose Nanocrystals (2018)
- Thermal depolymerization of biomass with emphasis on gasifier design and best method for catalytic hot gas conditioning (2018)
- The performance of chitosan with bentonite microparticles as wet-end additive system for paper reinforcement (2018)
- Charge reversal system with cationized cellulose nanocrystals to promote dewatering of a cellulosic fiber suspension (2017)
- Deacidification of acidic books and paper by means of non-aqueous dispersions of alkaline particles: A review focusing on completeness of the reaction (2017)