Jeff S. Hsieh

Biography:

Research Interests:

  • Deinking difficult-to-remove pigmented inkjet from recycled paper using patented electric-field technology and new invention of liquid plasma treatment 
  • Enhancing fiber technology by purifying cellulosic and synthetic fibers for paper applications through in-plant process modification via additives and waste stream abatement
  • Biorefining focused on pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials and conversion of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, sludge, and waste streams into sugar and fermenting to bioethanol
  • Using nanotechnology to improve papermaking and coating properties through preparation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) from existing fiber and fines furnish
  • Separating sludge skimming from food waste into valuable protein, additives, and biomedical or biodiesel through efficient transesterification using patented electric field technology

Education

B.S. 1967, National Taiwan University
M.S. 1970, Syracuse University, New York
Ph.D. 1974, Syracuse University, New York