Mojgan Nejad

Mojgan Nejad

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Associate Professor, Green Bioproducts
Department of Forestry



PhD in Wood Science, University of Toronto, 2010
BS in Applied Chemistry, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 1992

Website: Green Bioproducts Science and Engineering Lab


Associate Professor, Green Bioproducts

Chemical Engineering and Material Science Department, MSU

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

Research interests:

  • Lignin-based bioproducts
  • Wood coating
  • Wood protection

Selected publications: 

Mona Alinejad, Christián Henry, Saeid Nikafshar, Akash Gondaliya, Sajad Bagheri, Nusheng Chen, Sandip K Singh, David B Hodge, Mojgan Nejad, Lignin-Based Polyurethanes: Opportunities for Bio-Based Foams, Elastomers, Coatings and Adhesives, Polymers, 2019, 11 (7), 1202,

Mojgan Nejad, Mahdi Dadbin, and Paul Cooper, Coating performance on Exterior Oil-Heat Treated Wood, Coatings, 2019, 9(4), 225,

Somayyeh Kalami, Nusheng Chen, Hamid Borazjani and Mojgan Nejad, Comparative Analysis of Different Lignins as Phenol Replacement in Phenolic Adhesives Formulations, Journal of Industrial Crops and Products, 125, October 2018, 520-528.

Somayyeh Kalami, Maryam Arefmanesh, Emma Master, and Mojgan Nejad. "Replacing 100% of phenol in phenolic adhesive formulations with lignin." Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2017). DOI: 10.1002/app.45124 

Mojgan Nejad, Romina Shafaghi, Larry Pershin, Javad Mostaghimi and Paul Cooper, Thermal Spray Coating: A New Way of Protecting Wood, Bioresources, 12(1), 2016, 143-156

Mojgan Nejad, Maryam Arefmanesh, Katie Henderson, Javad Esmaeelpanah, Sanjeev Chandra and Javad Mostaghimi, Waterborne Coating: Defoamer Performance Measured by Evaluation of Coating Film Appearance, European Coating Journal, October 2015, 30-36. 

Mojgan Nejad, Paul Cooper, Veronic Landry, Pierre Blanchet and Ahmed Koubaa, Studying Dispersion Quality of Nanoparticles into a Bio-based Coating, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2015, 89: 246-251.

Mojgan Nejad, Romina Shafaghi, Hiba Ali and Paul Cooper, Coating Performance on Oil-heat Treated Wood for Flooring. BioResources, 2013, 8(2), 1881-1892

Mojgan Nejad and Paul Cooper, Performance Characterization of Coatings on Treated-Wood, Progress in Color, Colorants and Coatings Journal, 2013, 6: 61-65

Mojgan Nejad, Tony Ung and Paul Cooper, Protocol Comparison: Laboratory Versus Natural Weathering Tests for Performance Evaluation of Coatings on Preservative Treated Wood, Forest Products Journal, 2012, 62 (3): 177-183

Mojgan Nejad, Tony Ung and Paul Cooper, Effect of Coatings on ACQ Preservative Component Distribution and Availability After Natural Weathering Exposure, Journal of Wood Science and Technology, 2012, DOI : 10.1007/s00226-012-0472-0

Mojgan Nejad and Paul Cooper, Exterior Wood Coatings, Part 2: Modeling Correlation Between Coating Properties and their Weathering Performance, Journal of Coating Technology and Research, 2011, 8 (4) pp.459–467

Mojgan Nejad and Paul Cooper, Exterior Wood Coatings, Part-1: Performance of Semitransparent Stains on Preservative Treated Wood, Journal of Coating Technology and Research, 2011, 8(4), pp. 449-458

Mojgan Nejad, Rana Sodhi and Paul Cooper, Investigation of Imaging ToF-SIMS as a Means to Study Coatings on Wood, Journal of Surface and Interface Analysis, Volume 43, Issue 1-2, January- February 2011, pp. 595–599

Mojgan Nejad and Paul Cooper, Coatings to Reduce Wood Preservative Leaching, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44 (16), pp. 6162–6166

Invited talks:

Mojgan Nejad, Formulating Coatings with Wood Properties in Mind, 7th Biennial Wood Coatings and Substrate Conference, Greensboro, NC, September 2016 (Keynote Speech)

Mojgan Nejad, How to Increase Lifespan of Exterior Wood Coatings, The 46th International Research Group on Wood Protection annual meeting, Vina del mar, Chile, May 2015 (Keynote Speech)

Mojgan Nejad, Wood Coatings and Developing Lignin-based Resins, Lubrizol, Cleveland, August, 2015

Mojgan Nejad, Bio-based Polyurethane Resins, Bayer material Science, Pittsburgh, PA, August, 2012

Mojgan Nejad, Wood as a Substrate for Coatings, Sherwin Williams Company, Cleveland, April 2012