Lignin-Based Low-Density Rigid Polyurethane/Polyisocyanurate Foams

Henry, C.;  and Nejad, M.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 62, no. 18, May 1, 2023, Pages 6865–6873, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.2c03728


Fully biobased composite made with epoxidized-lignin, reinforced with bamboo fiber

Bagheri, S;  and Nejad, M.
Polymer Composites, April 25, 2023, DOI: 10.1002/pc.27366


Effect of Dilute Acid Pretreatment and Lignin Extraction Conditions on Lignin Properties and Suitability as a Phenol Replacement in Phenol-Formaldehyde Wood Adhesives

Saulnier, B. K., Siahkamari, M., Singh, S. K.; Nejad, M., and Hodge, D. B.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Volume 71, Issue 1, December 23, 2022, Pages 592-602, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.2c07299


Improving durability of cross laminated timber (CLT) with borate treatment

Bagheri, S., Alinejad, M., Ohno, K., Hasburgh, L., Arango, R.;  and Nejad, M.
Journal of Wood Science Volume68, Issue1, June 11, 2022, DOI: 10.1186/s10086-022-02041-6


Kraft Lignin with Improved Homogeneity Recovered Directly from Black Liquor and Its Application in Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Peng Quan, Alper Kiziltas, Akash Gondaliya, Mohsen Siahkamari, Mojgan Nejad, and Xinfeng Xie
ACS Omega Volume7, Issue19, May 3, 2022, Pages 16705-16715, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c01206


Studying the Suitability of Nineteen Lignins as Partial Polyol Replacement in Rigid Polyurethane/Polyisocyanurate Foam

Henry, C.; Gondaliya, A.; Thies, M.; and Nejad, M.
Molecules Volume27, Issue8, April 14, 2022, DOI: 10.3390/molecules27082535


Enzymatic synthesis of kraft lignin-acrylate copolymers using an alkaline tolerant laccase

Arefmanesh, M.; Vuong, T. V.; Nikafshar, S.; Wallmo, H.; Nejad, M.; and Master, E. R
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Volume106 Issue8, April 22, 2022, Pages 2969–2979, DOI: 10.1007/s00253-022-11916-z


From acetone fractionation to lignin-based phenolic and polyurethane resins

Arefmanesh, M.; Nikafshar, S.; Master, E. R.;  and Nejad, M.
Industrial Crops and Products Volume178, April 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2022.114604


Lignin-Glyoxal: A Fully Biobased Formaldehyde-Free Wood Adhesive for Interior Engineered Wood Products

Siahkamari, M.; Emmanuel, S.; Hodge, D. B.;  and Nejad, M.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Volume10, Issue11, March 9, 2022, Pages 3430-3441, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c06843


Evaluating efficacy of different UV-stabilizers/absorbers in reducing UV-degradation of lignin

Nikafshar, S.; and Nejad, M.
Holzforschung Volume76, Issue3, December 21, 2021, Pages 235-244, DOI: 10.1515/hf-2021-0147


Liquefying Lignins: Determining Phase-Transition Temperatures in the Presence of Aqueous Organic Solvents

Tindall, G. W.; Temples, S. C.; Cooper, M.; Bécsy-Jakab, V. E.; Hodge, D. B.; Nejad, M. and Thies, M. C.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Volume60, Issue47, October 4, 2021, Pages 17278-17282, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02044


Creating Incremental Revenue from Industrial Cherry Wastes

Bagheri, S.; Alinejadb, M.; Nejad, M.; and Aliakbarianc, B.
The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering Volume87, 2021, DOI: 10.3303/CET2187093


Investigation of Imaging ToF‐SIMS as a Means to Study Coatings on Wood

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.; Sodhi, R. N. S.
Surface and Interface Analysis, Jan 2011, 43(1-2), pg. 595-599. DOI: 10.1002/sia.3619 REQUESTED


Choosing the Right Lignin to Fully Replace Bisphenol A in Epoxy Resin Formulation

Nikafshar, S.; Wang, J.;  Dunne, K.; Sangthonganotai, P.;  and Nejad, M.
ChemSusChem(2021) Volume14, Issue4, February 18, 2021, Pages 1184-1195, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202002729


Lignin as a Partial Polyol Replacement in Polyurethane Flexible Foam

Gondaliya, A.; and Nejad, M.*
Molecules(2021), Volume 26, Issue 8, 2302, DOI: 10.3390/molecules2602302


Thermal Spray Copper Alloy Coatings as Potent Biocidal and Virucidal Surfaces. 

Mostaghimi*, J. ; Pershin, L. ; Salimijazi, H. ; Nejad, M. ; and Ringuette, M.
Journal of Thermal Spray Technology 30, no. 1 (2021): 25-39. DOI: 10.1007/s11666-021-01161-7


Physical, Optical, and Visual Performance of Coated Cross-Laminated Timber during Natural and Artificial Weathering

Bobadilha*,S;  Stokes, E., Ohno, K.M.;  Kirker, G.; Lopes, G,; and Nejad, M.
Coatings 11, no. 2 (2021): 252. 


Effective Biomass Fractionation through Oxygen-Enhanced Alkaline–Oxidative Pretreatment

Yuan, Z.;  Klinger, G.; Nikafshar, S. ; Cui, Y. ; Fang, Y.; Alherech, M.; Goes, S.; Anson, C.; Singh, S.K.; Bals, B.;  Hodge*D. B.;  Nejad*M.;  Stahl*S.; and  Hegg,*E.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2021, 9, 3, 1118-1127, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06170


Development of a Novel Curing Accelerator-Blowing Agent for Formulating Epoxy Rigid Foam Containing Aminated-Lignin

Nikafshar, S; Fang, Z; and Nejad, M.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2020 59 (34), 15146-15154, DOI:10.1021/acs.iecr.0c02738



Improving UV-Stability of Epoxy Coating Using Encapsulated Halloysite Nanotubes with Organic UV-Stabilizers and Lignin

Nikafshar, S.; McCracken, J; Dunne, K; and Nejad, M.
Progress in Organic Coatings, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105843 



Analysis of a Wide Range of Commercial Exterior Wood Coatings

Gibbons, M; Nikafshar, S; Saravi, T; Ohno, K; Chandra, S; and Nejad, M.
Coatings 2020, 10, 1013; DOI: 10.3390/coatings10111013


Bromide-Based Ionic Liquid Treatment of Hardwood Organosolv Lignin Yielded a More Reactive Biobased Polyol

Arefmanesh, M; Vuong, T; Mobley, J; Alinejad, M; Master, E; and Nejad, M.
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2020, 59 (42) 18740-18747, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03718


Biobased Divanillin as a Precursor for Formulating Biobased Epoxy Resin

Fang, Z; Nikafshar, S.; Hegg, E. L.; Nejad, M.
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., Jun 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02351


Lignin-Based Polyurethanes: Opportunities for Bio-Based Foams, Elastomers, Coatings and Adhesives.

Alinejad, M.; Henry, C.; Nikafshar, S.; Gondaliya, A.; Bagheri, S.; Chen, N.; Singh, S.K.; Hodge, D.B.; Nejad, M.
Polymers, Jul 2019, 11(7) 1202. DOI: 10.3390/polym11071202


Coating Performance on Exterior Oil-Heat Treated Wood

Nejad, M.; Dadbin, M.; Cooper, P. A.
Coatings, Mar 2019 9(4) 225. DOI: 10.3390/coatings9040225


Comparative Analysis of Different Lignins as Phenol Replacement in Phenolic Adhesive Formulations

Kalami, S.; Chen, N.; Borazjani, H.; Nejad, M.
Industrial Crops and Products, Nov 2018, 125 pg. 520-528. DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.09.037


Replacing 100% of Phenol in Phenolic Adhesive Formulations with Lignin.

Kalami, S.; Arefmanesh, M.; Master, E.; Nejad, M.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Mar 2017, 134(30). DOI: 10.1002/app.45124


Exterior Wood Coatings

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.
Wood in Civil Engineering; Concu, G., Ed.; 2017. DOI: 10.5772/67170


Thermal Spray Coating: A New Way of Protecting Wood

Nejad, M.; Shafaghi, R.; Pershin, L.; Mostaghimi, J.; Cooper, P. A.
Bioresources, Dec 2016, 12(1) pg. 143-156. DOI: 10.15376/biores.12.1.143-156


Studying Dispersion Quality of Nanoparticles into a Bio-Based Coating

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.; Landry, V.; Blanchet, P.; Koubaa, A.
Process in Organic Coatings, Nov 2015, 89 pg. 246-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2015.09.006


Waterborne Coatings, Caught on Camera: Defoamer Performance Measured by Evaluation of Coating Film Appearance

Nejad, M.; Arefmanesh, M.; Henderson, K.; Esmaeelpanah, J.; Chandra, S.; Mostaghimi, J.
European Coatings Journal, Oct 2015, 10 pg. 30-36.


Coating Performance on Oil-heat Treated Wood for Flooring

Nejad, M.; Shafaghi, R.; Ali, H.; Cooper, P. A.
Bioresources, Jan 2013, 8(2) pg. 1881-1892. DOI: 10.15376/biores.8.2.1881-1892


Effect of Coatings on ACQ Preservative Component Distribution and Solubility after Natural Weathering Exposure

Nejad, M.; Ung, T.; Cooper, P. A.
Wood Science and Technology, Oct 2012, 46(6) pg. 1169-1180. DOI: 10.1007/s00226-012-0472-0


Protocol Comparison: Laboratory Versus Natural Weathering Tests for Performance Evaluation of Coatings on Preservative-Treated Wood

Nejad, M.; Ung, T.; Cooper, P. A.
Forest Products Journal, Mar 2012, 62(3) pg. 177-183. DOI: 10.13073/0015-7473-62.3.177


Exterior Wood Coatings. Part-2: Modeling Correlation Between Coating Properties and Their Weathering Performance 

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Jul 2011, 8(4) pg. 459-467. DOI: 10.1007/s11998-011-9331-4


Exterior Wood Coatings. Part-1: Performance of Semitransparent Stains on Preservative-Treated Wood

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Jul 2011, 8(4) pg. 449-458. DOI: 10.1007/s11998-011-9332-3


Investigation of Imaging ToF‐SIMS as a Means to Study Coatings on Wood

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.; Sodhi, R. N. S.
Surface and Interface Analysis, Jan 2011, 43(1-2), pg. 595-599. DOI: 10.1002/sia.3619 REQUESTED


Coating Performance on Preservative Treated Wood

Nejad, M.
Thesis - PDF only. 2011.


Coatings To Reduce Wood Preservative Leaching

Nejad, M.; Cooper, P. A.
Environmental Science & Technology, Aug 2010, 44(16), pg. 6162-6166. DOI: 10.1021/es101138v