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.
- Cellulose nanocrystal supported palladium as a novel recyclable catalyst for Ullmann coupling reactions (2019)
- Effect of idealised flow conditions on retention aid performance. Part 2, Polymer bridging, charged patches, and charge neutralisation (2019)
- Relationship between Human Perception of Softness and Instrument Measurements (2019)
- The influence of lignin content and structure on hemicellulose alkaline extraction for non-wood and hardwood lignocellulosic biomass (2019)
- Analysis of North Carolina forest industry earnings: Adapting household-level data from the American community survey to a social accounting matrix (2018)
- Cellulose micro- and nanofibrils (CMNF) manufacturing - financial and risk assessment (2018)
- Effect of Mechanical Refining Energy on the Enzymatic Digestibility of Lignocellulosic Biomass (2018)
- Organized youth sports and commuting behavior: The environmental impact of decentralized community sport facilities (2018)
- Techno-economic analysis of various biochemical conversion platforms for biosugar production: Trade-offs of co-producing biopower versus pellets for either a greenfield, repurpose, or co-location siting context (2018)
- Towards thermoplastic hemicellulose: Chemistry and characteristics of poly-(epsilon-caprolactone) grafting onto hemicellulose backbones (2018)