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PostDoctorate Fellow
Dr. Arturo U-Rodriguez

Arturo U-Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing (CBBP) in 2010. He worked at the CBBP as a Research Associate until 2011 in modification of carbohydrates/polysaccharides and applied biotechnology. He obtained his M.Sc. in 2002 from the Department of Wood, Pulp and Paper Ing. Karl Augustin Grellman, University of Guadalajara (UdeG) (Mexico) in Forest Products and a B.Sc. in 2000 from the University of Michoacan (UMSNH), Mexico in Engineering of Wood Science and Technology. He is currently involved in the processing of biomaterials and the development of novel composites and fiber/particle reinforced thermoplastics.

Time Frame & Project:

August 2012 - Present: Biomass based biocomposites

Education Background:

2010: PhD from University of Toronto, Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing (CBBP), Canada.

2002: MSc from University of Guadalajara (UdeG), Mexico.

2000: BSc in Engineering of Wood Science and Technology: University of Michoacan (UMSNH), Mexico.

Publications:

Tran, D.S., Songmene, V., Ngo, A.D., Kouam, J., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A.K. (2020). "Experimental Investigation on Machinability of Polypropylene Reinforced with Miscanthus Fibers and Biochar" Materials13,5, 1181.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13051181 Open access article

Gowman, A., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Defersha,  F., Mohanty, A.K., Misra, M. (2020) "Statistical design of sustainable composites from poly(lactic acid) and grape pomace" Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Accepted January 2020)

Cisneros-López, E. O., Pal, A. K., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Wu, F., Misra, M., Mielewski, D. F., Kiziltas, A., Mohanty, A. K. (2019). Recycled Poly (Lactic Acid)-based 3D Printed Sustainable Biocomposites: A Comparative Study with Injection Molding. Materials Today Sustainability Abstract

Abdelwahab, M.,Rodriguez-Uribe, A.,  Misra, M., Mohanty, A.K. (2019). Injection molded novel biocomposites from polypropylene and sustainable biocarbon. Molecules, 24, 22, 4026 https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24224026 Open access article

Hariram, M., Vivekanandhan, S., Ganesan, V., Muthuramkumar, S., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A.K., and Misra, M. (2019). Tecoma stans Flower Extract Assisted Biogenic Synthesis of Functional Ag-Talc Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Applications,  Bioresource Technology Reports, 7, 100298 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100298 Abstract

Gowman, A.C., Picard, M.C., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Khalil, H., Thimmanagari, M., and Mohanty, A.K.(2019). Physicochemical Analysis of Apple and Grape Pomaces. BioResources,14(2), 3210-3230 Open access article

Picard, M., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Thimmanagari, M., Misra, M., and Mohanty, A.K. (2019). Sustainable biocomposites from poly(butylene succinate) and apple pomace: Analysis of performance compatibilization. Waste and Biomass Valorization.  pp 1-13 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-019-00591-3. Abstract

Sánchez-Acosta, D.,  Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Álvarez-Chávez, C.R., Mohanty, A.K., Misra, M., J. López-Cervantes, J., and Madera-Santana, T.J. (2019). Physicochemical characterization and evaluation of pecan nutshell as biofiller in a matrix of poly(lactic acid). Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 27(3) 521-532 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-019-01374-6 Abstract

Gowman, A., Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe, A.,  Mohanty, A.K., and  Misra, M. (2018). Bio-poly(butylene succinate) and its composites with grape pomace: mechanical performance and thermal properties. ACS Omega3(9), 15205–15216. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.8b0167 Open access article

Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2018). Sustainable carbonaceous biofiller from miscanthus: Size reduction, characterization, and potential bio-composites applications. BioResources13(2), 3720-3739. Open access article

Major, I., Pin, J. M., Behazin, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. (2018). Graphitization of Miscanthus grass biocarbon enhanced by in situ generated FeCo nanoparticles. Green Chemistry20(10), 2269-2278. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7GC03457A Open access article

Behazin, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2018). Long-term performance of  β-nucleated toughened polypropylene-biocarbon composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 105, 274-280. Abstract

Arnold, S., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2018). Slow pyrolysis of bio-oil and studies on chemical and physical properties of the resulting new bio-carbon. Journal of Cleaner Production172(20), 2748-2758. Abstract

Zarrinbakhsh, N., Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2016). Characterization of wastes and coproducts from the coffee industry for composite material production. BioResources, 11(3), 7637-7653. Open access article

Behazin, E., Ogunsona, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A. K., Misra, M., and Anyia, A. O. (2016). Mechanical, chemical, and physical properties of wood and perennial grass biochars for possible composite application, BioRes. 11(1), 1334-1348. Open access article

Anstey, A., Vivekanandhan, S., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2016). Oxidative acid treatment and characterization of new biocarbon from sustainable Miscanthus biomass. Science of The Total Environment, 550, 241-247. Abstract

Presentations:

MP, D., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Mohanty, A. (2020) Effect of temperature on graphitization and morphological characteristics of biocarbon from distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Polymer Processing Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 31 - June 4, 2020. (POSTER)

Gonzalez de Gortari, M., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Mohanty, A. (2020) Biocarbon-filled lightweight PPA composites for transportation application. Polymer Processing Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 31 - June 4, 2020. (POSTER)

Pal, A., Cisneros-Lopez, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Wu, F., Misra, M., Mielewski, D., Kiziltas, A., Mohanty, A. (2020) 3D printed sustainable biocomposites from recycled PLA-based bioplastic and micro-crystalline cellulose. Polymer Processing Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 31 - June 4, 2020. (ORAL)

Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A., Misra, M. (2020) Synthesis of high temperature biocarbon: morphology, electrical and thermal properties. Polymer Processing Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 31 - June 4, 2020. (ORAL)

Gonzalez de Gortari, M., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A.K., Misra, M. (2019) Novel composites of Miscanthus based biocarbon and polyphthalamide for transportation applications. SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE), Novi, USA, Michigan. September 4-6, 2019. (POSTER)

Rodriguez-Uribe, A. Snowdon, M. Abdelawab, M. Codou, A. Misra, M. Mohanty, A.K. (2019) "Reinforcing phenomena of elemental carbon: the case of carbon black vs. biocarbon" Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) 2019, Detroit, USA . March 18-21.(ORAL)

Gowman, A. Rodriguez-Uribe, A. Defersha, F. Mohanty, A.K. (2019) Sustainable Green Composites from Wine Industry Waste and PLA Bioplastics. Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) 2019, Detroit, USA. March 18-21. (POSTER)

Cisneros, E., Pal, A.K., Misra, M., Rodriguez, A., Wui, F., Gregori, S., Mielewski, D., & Mohanty, A.K. (2018). 3D Printed Sustainable Hybrid Biocomposites from Wate Bioplastics and Biocarbon. 3rd Annual BioCarbon Event. Nov 16, 2018. (ORAL). 

Gowman, A., Picard, M., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Hamdy, K., & Mohanty, A.K. (2018). Sustainable Food Industry Wastes for Biocomposite Applications. AIChE 2018, Pennsylvania, PA. Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2018 (ORAL).

Mohanty, A.K., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., & Misra, M. (2018). Understanding Barrier Properties of Plastics for Packaging Applications: A Comprehensive Approach to Polymer Performance. AIChE 2018, Pennsylvania, PA. Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2018 (ORAL).

Pin, J.M., Major, I., Behazin, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A.K. (2018). Synergistic evidence of Fe and Co nitrates catalyst on Miscanthus grass graphitization. ISBBB 2018, Guelph, ON. July 24-27, 2018 (ORAL).

Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Wang, T., Mohanty, A.K., & Misra, M. (2018). Performance and evaluation of bio-carbon based composites: Effects of carbon particle size. ISBBB 2018, Guelph, ON. July 24-27, 2018 (ORAL).

Dhaouadi, T., Anh Dung Ngo, A.D.,  Arturo Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A.K. (2018). Mechanical Characterisation and Modelling of Sustainable Biomaterials Randomly Reinforced Toughened Polypropylene. ISBBB 2018, Guelph, ON. July 24-27, 2018. (ORAL).

Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Wang, T., Misra, M., Mohanty, A.K. (2018) Barrier properties of bio-based polymers and studies on crystallization phenomenon. ISBBB 2018, Guelph, ON. July 24-27, 2018. (POSTER)

Picard, M., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Wang, T., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K.(2017) Sustainable Green Composites from Apple Pomace and Bioplastic. Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). Novi, Michigan, USA. September 6-8, 2017. (POSTER)

Major, I., Pin, J., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Behazin, E., Mohanty, A. K., Misra, M. (2017) Miscanthus biocarbon as a renewable carbon substitute for automotive manufacturing applications. Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). Novi, Michigan, USA. September 6-8, 2017. (POSTER)

Gowman, A., Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2017) Sustainable Composites from Food Waste for Green Manufacturing. Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). Novi, Michigan, USA. September 6-8, 2017. (POSTER)

Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Vivekanandhan, S., Misra, M., and Mohanty, A. (2017). Injection molded carbonaceous hybrid bio-composites for the automotive industry. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-33), Cancun, Mexico. (ORAL)

Zarrinbakhsh, N., Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Mohanty, A.K. (2016) Evaluation of coffee chaff and spent coffee ground for bio-composite material application. ISBBB 2016, Guelph, ON. May 31-June 3, 2016. (POSTER)

Mazurski, J., Vivekanandhan, S., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A.K., Gharabaghi, B., Misra, M. (2016) Novel eco-friendly biochar activation process for the effective removal of lead from aqueous solution. CPES Undergraduate Poster Session. Guelph, ON, Canada. August 5, 2016.(POSTER) 

Mazurski, J., Vivekanandhan, S., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Mohanty, A., Misra, M., Bahram Gharabaghi (2016)  Novel Green Activation Process of Biochar for Industrial Uses. Annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition ACCE. Novi, Michigan, USA. September 7-9, 2016. (POSTER)

Mohanty, A., Misra, M., Zarrinbakhsh, N., Muthuraj, R., Wang, T., Rodriguez-Uribe Arturo and Vivekanandhan S (2016). Compostable Biocomposites from Hybrid Bioplastics and Natural Fibres for Sustainable Packaging.  Polymer Processing Society Asia/Australia Conference (PPS) 2016, Chengdu, China. 

Rodriguez-U, A., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. (2015).  Characterization Of Ternary Blends Of Poly(lactic Acid), Poly(butylene Adipate-coterephthalate) And Polypropylene.   Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) 2015.

Behazin, E., Ogunsona, E., Rodriguez-Uribe, A., Misra, M., Mohanty, A.K. (2014) Biochar Properties Obtained from Ontario Perennial Grasses. ISBBB 2014. Guelph, ON, Canada. May 19-24, 2014. (POSTER)