Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Amod A. Ogale, Ph.D.



Amod A. Ogale

Dow Chemical Professor, Chemical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF)
Polymer Fibers, Films, and Composites
Phone: 864-656-5483
Office: 203 Earle Hall

amod ogale with studentsEducation

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1986
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1982 

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.

Professor Ogale is the Thrust Leader for research on synthetic polymers, biobased polymers, carbonaceous oligomers, and surface modification topics in the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, and a Co-Topic Leader for the synthetic polymers topic.  He has been a team-leader for developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on polymeric fibers, films, and composite materials.

Selected Publications

R. Alway-Cooper, M. Theodore, D. P. Anderson, A. A. Ogale*, “Finite Element Modeling of Transient Heat Flow in Unidirectional Fiber-Polymer Composites During a Laser Flash Analysis”, J. Composite Materials, Published online before print September 4, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0021998312458130. 
M. S. Morales and A. A. Ogale*, “UV-Induced Crosslinking and Cyclization of Solution-Cast Polyacrylonitrile Copolymer”,  J. Applied Polymer Science, Article first published online: 14 AUG 2012 DOI: 10.1002/app.38398. 
B. S. Villacorta, T. H. Hubing, and A. A. Ogale*, “Effect of Heat Treatment of Carbon Nanofibers on the Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Linear Low Density Polyethylene Nanocomposites”, Polymer Engineering & Science, Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012. DOI: 10.1002/pen.23276.

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 Metals157 (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.