Jeff Hsieh

Emeritus Professor and Director of the Multidisciplinary Pulp and Paper Engineering Program
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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