Publications

Branciforti, M. C., H.-S. Yang, I. Hafez, N. C. A. Seaton, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2019.  Morphological and rheological behaviors of micro-nanofibrillated NaOH-pretreated aspen wood. Cellulose 26:4601-4614.

Chung, T.-J., J.-W. Park, H.-J. Lee, H.-J. Kwon, H.- J. Kim, Y.-K. Lee, W. T. Y. Tze. 2018. The improvement of mechanical properties, thermal stability, and water absorption resistance of an eco-friendly PLA/kenaf biocomposite using acetylation. Applied Sciences 8:376; doi:10.3390/app8030376

Hafez, I., H.-S. Yang, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2017. Mechanically enhanced electrically conductive films from polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene with wood microfibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134(35), article 45127.

Yang, H.-S., S. M. Duncan, I. Hafez, J. S. Schilling, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2016. Hydroxyl availability in aspen wood after dilute acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification. BioResources 11(3): 7490-7499.

Gardner, D., G. Oporto, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2016. Wood and fiber-based composites: Surface  properties and adhesion. Pp. 345-383  in Belgacem, N. and A. Pizzi eds. Lignocellulosic Fibers and Wood Handbook, Scrivener Publishing, Beverly, MA.

Kim, H.-J., B.-H. Lee, H.-J. Lee, T.-J. Chung, H.-J. Kwon, D. Cho, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2013. Application and future scope of green composites. Pp. 467-483 in Thomas, S., K. Joseph, S. K. Malhotra, K. Goda, and M. S. Sreekala, eds. Polymer Composites Volume 3 – BioComposites, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany.

Zhao, X., X. Lu, W. T. Y. Tze, J. Kim, and P. Wang.  2013.  Cellulosic carbon fibers with branching carbon nanotubes for enhanced electrochemical activities for bioprocessing applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5:8853-8856. 

Lee, H.-J., T.-J. Chung, H.-J. Kwon, H.-J.,Kim, and W. T. Y. Tze. 2012.  Fabrication and evaluation of bacterial cellulose-polyaniline composites by interfacial polymerization. Cellulose 19:1251-1258.

Tze, W. T. Y., J. Yao, M. Taylor, and J. Simonsen. 2010. Raman spectroscopic studies of load transfer in nano-cellulose-filled poly(lactic acid) composites. World Journal of Engineering 2010, 7(Suppl. 2): 159-1 – 159-3.

Zhao, X., X. Lu, W. T. Y. Tze, and P. Wang. 2010. A single carbon fiber microelectrode with branching carbon nanotubes for biochemical processes.Biosensors and Bioelectronics Journal 25:2343-2350.

Moya, L., W. T. Y Tze, J. E. Winandy. 2010. Predicting the bending stiffness of randomly oriented hybrid panels. Wood and Fiber Science 42(4):536-549.

Moya, L., W. T. Y. Tze, J. E. Winandy. 2009. The effect of cyclic relative humidity changes on moisture content and thickness swelling behavior of oriented strandboard. Wood and Fiber Science 41(4):447-460.

Moya, L., J. E. Winandy, W. T. Y. Tze, and S. Ramaswamy. 2008. Use of fire impacted trees for oriented strandboards. Forest Products Journal 58(6):45-52.

Mills, R. H., W. T. Y. Tze, D. J. Gardner, and A. van Heiningen. 2008. Inverse gas chromatography for the determination of the dispersive surface free energy and acid-base interactions of a sheet molding compound. I. Matrix material and glass. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 109:3519-3524.

Tze, W. T. Y., S. Wang, T. G. Rials, G. M. Pharr, S. S. Kelley. 2007. Nanoindentation of wood cell walls: Continuous stiffness and hardness measurements. Composites Part A 38:945-953.

Tze, W. T. Y., S. C. O’Neill, C. P. Tripp, D. J. Gardner, and S. M. Shaler.2007. Evaluation of load transfer in the cellulosic-fiber/polymer interphase using a micro-Raman tensile test. Wood and Fiber Science 39(1):184-195.

Tze, W. T. Y., D. J. Gardner, C. P. Tripp, S. C. O’Neill. 2006. Cellulose fiber/polymer adhesion: effects of fiber/matrix interfacial chemistry on the micromechanics of the interphase. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 20(15):1649-1668.

Tze, W. T. Y., M. E. P. Wålinder, and D. J. Gardner. 2006. Inverse gas chromatography for studying interaction of materials used for cellulose fiber/polymer composites. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology20(8):743-759.

Tze, W. T. Y., G. Bernhardt, D. J. Gardner, and A. W. Christiansen. 2006. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of wood treated with hydroxymethylated resorcinol (HMR). International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 26:550-554

Son, J., W. T. Y. Tze, and D. J. Gardner. 2005. Thermal behavior of hydroxymethylated resorcinol (HMR)-treated maple veneer. Wood and Fiber Science 37(2):220-231.

Tze, W. T. Y., S. C. O’Neill, D. J. Gardner, C. P. Tripp, and S. M. Shaler.2004. Coupling polystyrene and cellulose fibers with hydrophilic and hydrophobic silanes: effects on interfacial properties. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. Pp. 29-35.

Tze, W. T. Y., D. J. Gardner, C. P. Tripp, S. M. Shaler, and S. C. O’Neill.2002. Interfacial adhesion studies of cellulose-fiber/polymer composites using a micro-Raman technique. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. Pp. 177-183.

Kanan, S. M., W. T. Y. Tze, and C. P. Tripp. 2002. A method to double the surface concentration and control the orientation of adsorbed (3-aminopropyl) dimethylethoxysilane on silica powders and glass slides. Langmuir 18:6623-6627.

Tze, W. T. and D. J. Gardner. 2001. Swelling of recycled wood pulp fibers: effect on hydroxyl availability and surface chemistry. Wood and Fiber Science33(3):364-376.

Tze, W. T. and D. J. Gardner. 2001. Contact angle and IGC measurements for probing surface-chemical changes in the recycling of wood pulp fibers.Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 15(2):223-241.

Gardner, D. J., W. T. Tze, and S. Q. Shi. 2001. Adhesive wettability of hydroxymethyl resorcinol (HMR) treated wood. Pp. 321-327 in Wood Adhesives 2000, Proceedings, Forest Products Society, Madison, WI.

Gardner, D. J., S. Q. Shi, and W. T. Tze. 2000. Comparison of acid-base characterization techniques on lignocellulosic surfaces. Pp. 363-383 in Mittal, K.L. (Ed.) Acid-base Interactions: Relevance to Adhesion Science and Technology, Volume 2. VSP, Zeist, Netherlands. 624 pp.

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