Dr. Richard Venditti’s focus has been in the following research areas: (1) the processing and utilization of natural polymers in new products and fuels, (2) the fundamentals of separation science in fiber processing and (3) the environmental life cycle analysis of products. His approach is to use fundamentals in chemical engineering and polymer science in order to understand mechanisms that control critical operations in the production of products and fuels.
Dr. Venditti graduated from Princeton University in Chemical Engineering in 1993, in the area of thermosetting polymers. He currently teaches Process Control, Unit Operations in Pulp and Paper, and a distance paper recycling graduate course. He is a member of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper (TAPPI) and the American Chemical Society.
- Dynamic greenhouse gas accounting for cellulosic biofuels: Implications of time based methodology decisions (2017)
- Effect of isolation method on reinforcing capability of recycled cotton nanomaterials in thermoplastic polymers (2017)
- Multi-attribute uncertainty analysis of the life cycle of lignocellulosic feedstock for biofuel production (2017)
- A Review of water-resistant hemicellulose-based materials: processing and applications (2017)
- Cellulose-lignin biodegradable and flexible UV protection film (2017)
- Environmental LCA and financial analysis to evaluate the feasibility of bio-based sugar feedstock biomass supply globally: Part 2. application of multi-criteria decision-making analysis as a method for biomass feedstock comparisons (2016)
- Engineering physical and chemical properties of softwood kraft lignin by fatty acid substitution (2016)
- Lignin-based thermoplastic materials (2016)
- Life Cycle Assessment of lignin extraction in a softwood kraft pulp mill (2016)
- Use of mechanical refining to improve the production of low-cost sugars from lignocellulosic biomass (2016)