Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1986
Research Interests: Polymer Fibers, Films, and Composites
Prof. Amod Ogale and his graduate students/post-doctoral research associates are addressing issues related to fibers, films and nanocomposites. Prof. Ogale's group is investigating the rheology, microstructure, and processing of liquid crystalline polymers and bio-based proteins. The research team is pioneering the use of real-time Raman spectroscopy for measurement of crystallinity and molecular orientation. Research on nanocomposites is exploring the use carbon nanotubes in high carbon-yield mesophase pitch for the development of high thermal conductivity carbon-carbon nanocomposites with less severe anisotropy. To develop low-cost carbon fibers for the automotive industry, Prof. Ogale and his team are developing a novel ultraviolet radiation-based stabilization process for melt-processable polyacrylonitrile precursor fibers.
G. Gururajan and A. A. Ogale, “Real-time crystalline orientation measurements during low-density polyethylene blown film extrusion using wide-angle x-ray diffraction”, Polymer Engineering & Science, 52 (7), 1532–1536, 2012.
L. Blackshear, J. C. Acton, E. A. Kunkel, A. A. Ogale, and P. L. Dawson*, “Bioavailability of soy protein and corn zein films”, Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2011, 2, 1105-1113.
S. Kundu and A. A. Ogale, “Rheostructural Studies of a Discotic Mesophase Pitch at Processing Flow Conditions”, Rheologica Acta, 49(8), 845-854, 2010.
Sungho Lee, Myung Soo Kim, Amod A. Ogale, “Influence of Carbon Nanofiber Structure on Properties of Linear Low Density Polyethylene Composites”, Polymer Engineering & Science, 50, 93-99, 2010.
S. Lee, and A. A. Ogale*, "Microstructure of carbon nanofiber/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer composites", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 113(5), 2009.
S. Kundu, D. Grecov, A. A. Ogale*, and A. D. Rey*, "Shear flow induced microstructure of a synthetic mesophase pitch", Journal of Rheology, 53(10), 85-113, 2009.
G. Gururajan and A. A. Ogale*, "Molecular Orientation Evolution During Low-Density Polyethylene Blown Film Extrusion Using Real-Time Raman Spectroscopy", J. Raman Spectroscopy, 40, 212-217, 2009.
G. Gururajan, H.Shan, G. Lickfield and A. A. Ogale*, "Real-time wide-angle x-ray diffraction during polyethylene blown film extrusion", Polymer Eng. and Sci., 48(8), 1487-1494, 2008.
S. Kundu, A. K. Naskar, A. A. Ogale*, David P. Anderson and Jonahira R. Arnold, "Observations on a low-angle x-ray diffraction peak for AR-HP mesophase pitch", Carbon, 46(8), 1166-69, 2008.
S. Lee, Shuang-Ye Da, Amod A. Ogale, and Myung-Soo Kim*"Effect of Heat Treatment of Carbon Nanofibers on Polypropylene Nanocomposites" J. Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 69, 1407-1410, 2008.
G. Gururajan, V. Froude, S. Riutta, A. Thomas, I. Gao, S. Samuels, D. Massouda, M. Weinberg, and A A Ogale*, "Effect of poly (ethylene methyl acrylate) copolymer additive on thermal, morphological and mechanical properties of polypropylene copolymer (pp-cp) blown films", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 107, 2500-2508, 2007.
S. Lee, T-R Kim, A. A. Ogale, M-S Kim* , "Surface and structure modification of carbon nanofibers", Synthetic Metals, 157 (16-17), 644-650, 2007.
S. Lee, M-S Kim, and A. A. Ogale*, "Crystallization behavior of carbon nanofiber/ linear low density polyethylene nanocomposites", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 106, 2605-2614, 2007.
S. Kundu and A. A. Ogale, "Microstructural effects on the dynamic rheology of a synthetic mesophase pitch", Rheologica Acta, 46: 1211-1222, 2007.
G. Gururajan and A. A. Ogale, "Effect of Coextrusion on PP/LDPE Bicomponent Blown Films: Raman Spectroscopy for Real-time Microstructural Measurements", J. Plast. Film and Sheeting, 23, 37-49, 2007.
S. Kundu and A. A. Ogale*, "Rheostructural Studies on a mesophase pitch during transient shear flow", Carbon, 44, 2224-35, 2006.