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Group Members

Mojgan Nejad

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Assistant Professor, Green Bioproducts

Joint appoinment in Michigan State University  Forestry and Chemical Engineering & Material Science Department

Professor (status only), University of Toronto Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Education

PhD in Wood Science, University of Toronto, 2010

BS in Applied Chemistry, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 1992

Biography

Mojgan Nejad is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Forestry and Chemical Engineering Departments at Michigan State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry and Ph.D. in Wood Science. Her Ph.D. dissertation, conducted at the University of Toronto, focused on “Modeling the correlation between coating properties and their weathering performance.” Dr. Nejad also holds a Professor (status only) position at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Toronto. Her current research projects are focused on developing lignin-based adhesives, coatings, and foams, and most of them are conducted in close collaborations with industry partners. Dr. Nejad has won the 2018 Adhesive and Sealant Council Innovation Award for replacing 100% of phenol with lignin in the phenolic adhesive formulation.


 

Graduate Students

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Mona Alinejad                                                                  

Doctoral Student

Lignin Characterization, Lignin-Based Polyurethane Elastomers

alinejad@msu.edu

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Sasha Bell

Master's Student

Lignin-Based Phenolic Adhesive

bellsash@msu.edu

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Akash Gondaliya

Master's Student

Flexible Lignin-Based Polyurethane Foam

gondaliy@msu.edu

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Christián Henry

Doctoral Student

Rigid Lignin-Based Polyurethane Foam

henrych5@msu.edu

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Saeid Nikafshar

Doctoral Student

Lignin-Based Adhesives / Epoxies

nikafsha@msu.edu

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Mohsen Siahkamari

Doctoral Student

Phenol-Formaldehyde Adhesives

siahkama@msu.edu

 

Research Assistants

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Sajad Bagheri                                                                

Research Assistant

Cross-Laminated Timber, Antioxidants

sajadbagheri1991@gmail.com

 

Undergraduate Students

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Brandon Allaire 

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Kevin Dunne

Ben Hedlund (missing image)

Laura Mihlbachler 

Ben Hedlund (missing image)

 Paul Ranspach

 

Alumni

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Dennise Celis-Lugo                                             

Former Research Assistant

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Audrey Dunnebacke

Former Research Associate

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Ben Hedlund

Former Undergraduate Student Researcher

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Alex Seneca

Former Undergraduate Student Researcher

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Jiarun Wang

Former Research Assistant

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Zirui Wang

Former Undergraduate Student Researcher