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Amod A. Ogale, Ph.D.

Amod A. OgaleDow 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

Byron S. Villacorta and Amod A. Ogale*, “Carbon nanoparticle-based flexible LLDPE composites for enhanced electromagnetic shielding effectiveness”, Chapter 8 in “MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURED POLYMER SYSTEMS: From Synthesis to Applications”, Editors: Sabu Thomas, Robert A. Shanks, and Jithin Joy , Apple Academic Press, Waretown, NJ, pp. 119-138, 2016

M. S. Morales and A. A. Ogale*, “UV-based Dual-mechanism for Crosslinking and Stabilization of PAN-based Carbon Fiber Precursors”, book chapter in “"Photo Cured Materials", Editor: A. Tiwari, Chapter 13, pp. 256-289, The Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC Publishing, UK, 2015.

M. Zhang and A. A. Ogale, "Carbon fibers derived from acetylated softwood kraft lignin" Chapter 6 in “Polymer Precursor-Derived Carbon”, Editors: A. K. Naskar and W. Hoffman, pp. 137-168, American Chemical Society, ACS Publishing, USA, 2014. Doi: 10.1021/bk-2014-1173.ch006

A. A. Ogale*, M. Zhang, and J. Jin, “Recent Advances in Carbon Fibers Derived from Bio-based Precursors”, J. APPL. POLYM. SCI. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/APP.43794, May 2016

M. Zhang and A. A. Ogale*, “Effect of temperature and concentration of acetylated-lignin solutions on dry-spinning of carbon fiber precursors”, J. APPL. POLYM. SCI. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/APP.43663, March 2016

Nattaporn Khanoonkon ; Rangrong Yoksan*; Amod A. Ogale, “Effect of stearic acid-grafted starch compatibilizer on properties of linear low density polyethylene/thermoplastic starch blown film”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 137, 165-173, 2016

R. Thipmanee ; Sam Lukubira ; Amod A. Ogale ; Amporn Sane*, “Enhancing distributive mixing of immiscible polyethylene/thermoplastic starch blend through zeolite ZSM-5 compounding sequence”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 136, 812-819, 2015

M. Zhang, J. Jin, and A. A. Ogale*, “Carbon Fibers from UV-Assisted Stabilization of Lignin-Based Precursors”, Fibers, 3, 184-196, 2015. DOI:10.3390/fib3020184

S. Lukubira and A. A. Ogale*, “Thermoformable Anhydride-Glycerol Modified Meat and Bone Meal Bioplastics”, J. Polymers and Environment, accepted May 2015

B. Villacorta, A. McDowell, T. Hubing and A. Ogale, “Polarized-wave electromagnetic shielding of anisotropic carbon nanomodifier-based LLDPE composites,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 55(2), 299-307, 2015

Xu, Changxue; Zhang, Meng; Huang, Yong; Ogale, Amod; Fu, Jianzhong; Markwald, Roger, "Study of Droplet Formation Process during Drop-on-Demand Inkjetting of Living Cell-laden Bioink", Langmuir, 30, 9130-38, 2014

B. Villacorta and A. A. Ogale, “Morphological Influence of Carbon Modifiers on the Electromagnetic Shielding of their Linear Low Density Polyethylene Composites”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 131(24), published online, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/APP.41055

S. Lukubira and A. A. Ogale, “Calendered Linear Low Density Polyethylene Consolidated Meat and Bone Meal Composites”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 131(23), 2014, DOI: 10.1002/APP.41145

M. Morales and A. A. Ogale*, “Carbon Fibers Derived from UV-Assisted Stabilization of Wet-Spun Polyacrylonitrile Fibers”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/APP.40623

M. Zhang and Ogale A.A. Carbon fibers from dry-spinning of acetylated softwood kraft lignin. CARBON 69, 626-29 (2014)

X. Lu, S. Patel, Meng Zhang, Sang Woo Joo, Shizhi Qian, Amod Ogale, and Xiangchun Xuan*, “An unexpected particle oscillation for electrophoresis in viscoelastic fluids through a microchannel constriction”, Biomicrofluidics 8, 021802/1-11, 2014

B. S. Villacorta, S. Hulseman, A. Cannon, R. Hulseman, and A. A. Ogale*, “Continuously Extruded Micro-Textured Polypropylene Films”, Polymer Engineering & Science, 54(9), 2147-54, 2014

B. S. Villacorta, T. Hubing, and A. A. Ogale*, “Influence of Composite Electrical Properties on the VHF-UHF Electromagnetic Shielding Characteristics of Polyethylene-Carbon Nanoparticle Composites”, Composites Science and Technology 89 (2013), pp. 158-166. Published online 31-OCT-2013 DOI information: 10.1016/ j.compscitech.2013.10.003

M. S. Morales and A. A. Ogale*, “Wet-Spun, Photoinitiator-Modified Polyacrylonitrile Precursor Fibers: UV-Assisted Stabilization”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 130(4), 2494–2503, 2013

R. Alway-Cooper, D. P. Anderson, and A. A. Ogale*, “Carbon Black Modification of Mesophase Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers”, CARBON, 59, 40-48, 2013

S. Lukubira and A. A. Ogale, “Thermal Processing and Properties of Bioplastic Sheets Derived from Meat and Bone Meal”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 130(1), 256-263, 2013

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.