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180. Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Heyu Chen, Nicole Tratnik, Martin Feng, Ning Yan “Enhancing performance of phosphorus containing vanillin-based epoxy resins by P–N non-covalently functionalized graphene oxide nanofillers” Composites Part B: Engineering, 207: 108585 2021.


179. Long Li, Lei Wang, Xuejuan Zhao, Tongtong Wei, Haibo Wang, Xiaobao Li, Xiaoli Gu, Ning Yan, Licheng Li, Huining Xiao “Excellent Low-Temperature Formaldehyde Decomposition Performance over Pt Nanoparticles Directly Loaded on Cellulose Triacetate” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 59 (50): 21720–21728, 2020.

178. Nicole Tratnik, Pei-Yu Kuo, Nicolas R Tanguy, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Ning Yan “Biobased Epoxidized Starch Wood Adhesives: Effect of Amylopectin and Amylose Content on Adhesion Properties” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8(49): 17997 – 18005, 2020.

177. Nicolas R Tanguy, Haoran Wu, Sandeep S Nair, Keryn Lian, Ning Yan “Lignin cellulose nanofibrils as an electrochemically functional component for high‐performance and flexible supercapacitor electrodes” ChemSusChem 13, 1-12, 2020.

176. Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Martin Feng, Ning Yan “Facile Synthesis of a Phosphorus-Containing Sustainable Biomolecular Platform from Vanillin for the Production of Mechanically Strong and Highly Flame-Retardant Resins” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (47): 17417 – 17426, 2020.

175. Xiaozhen Ma, Jing Chen, Jin Zhu, Ning Yan “Lignin‐Based Polyurethane: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives” Macromolecular Rapid Communciations, 2000492, 2020.

174. Heyu Chen, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Sandeep S Nair, Wenbiao Xu, Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan “Lignin as a Key Component in Lignin-Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils for Enhancing the Performance of Polymeric Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate Wood Adhesives” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8(46): 17165 – 17176, 2020.

173. Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Jing Chen, Shrestha Roy Goswami, Heyu Chen, Ning Yan “Sustainable Shape‐Memory Polyurethane from Abietic Acid: Superior Mechanical Properties and Shape Recovery with Tunable Transition Temperatures” ChemSusChem, 13(21): 5749 – 5761, 2020.

172. Qing Luo, Jing Chen, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Xiaozhen Ma, Dongdong Qin, Haining Na, Jin Zhu, Ning Yan “Highly Cross-Linked and Stable Shape-Memory Polyurethanes Containing a Planar Ring Chain Extender” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2(11): 5259-5268, 2020.

171. Xiao Zhang, Danting Sun, Junqi Cai, Weifeng Liu, Ning Yan, Xueqing Qiu “Robust conductive hydrogel with antibacterial activity and UV-shielding performance” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(40): 17867-17875, 2020.

170. Yao Peng, Ning Yan, Jinzhen Cao “Utilization of Three Bark Extractives as Natural Photostabilizers for the Photostabilization of Wood Flour/Polypropylene Composites” Fibers and Polymers, 21(7): 1488-1497, 2020.

169. Zhong Sun, XiXin Duan, Pitchaimari Gnanasekarc, Ning Yan, Junyou Shi “cascade reactions for conversion of carbohydrates using heteropolyacids as the solid catalysts” Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-19, 2020.

168. Xiaozhen Ma, Qing Luo, Dongdong Qin, Jing Chen, Jin Zhu, Ning Yan “Lignin-Based Polyurethane” Progress in Chemistry, 32(5): 617-626, 2020.

167. Sen Wang, Luyang Lyu, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan “Conversion of cotton cellulose to ZnO/C anodes for lithium ion batteries via a sustainable self-assembly process in a green solvent” Materials Today Sustainability, 9: 100038, 2020.

166. Hossein Salehizadeh, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood “Recent advances in microbial CO2 fixation and conversion to value-added products” Chemical Engineering Journal, 390 : 124584, 2020.

165. Yao Peng, Sandeep S Nair, Heyu Chen, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, Jinzhen Cao “Application of different bark fractions in polypropylene composites: UV and thermal stability” Polymer Composites, 41: 2198 – 2209, 2020.

164. Jing Chen, Xiaozhen Ma, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Dongdong Qin, Qing Luo, Zhong Sun, Jin Zhu, Ning Yan “Synthesis of recoverable thermosensitive Fe 3 O 4 hybrid microgels with controllable catalytic activity” New Journal of Chemistry, 44: 19440 – 19444, 2020.

163. Heyu Chen, Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan ““Barking” up the right tree: biorefinery from waste stream to cyclic carbonate with immobilization of CO2 for non-isocyanate polyurethanes”, Green Chemistry, 22 (20): 6874-6888 2020.

162. Zhenyu Wang, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Sandeep Sudhakaran Nair, Ramin Farnood, Songlin Yi, and Ning Yan “Biobased Epoxy Synthesized from a Vanillin Derivative and Its Reinforcement Using Lignin-Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (30): 11215 – 11223, 2020.

161. Jing Luo, Ying Zhou, Qiang Gao, Jianzhang Li, and Ning Yan “From Wastes to Functions: A New Soybean Meal and Bark-Based Adhesive” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 8 (29), 10767-10773, 2020

160. Chuan-wei Zhang, Sandeep S Nair, Heyu Chen, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood, Fang-yi Li, “Thermally stable, enhanced water barrier, high strength starch bio-composite reinforced with lignin containing cellulose nanofibrils”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 230: 115626, 2020.

159. Nicolas Tanguy, Benjamin Wiltshire, Mohammad Arjmand, Mohammad Hossein Zarifi, Ning Yan, “Highly Sensitive and Contactless Ammonia Detection Based on Nanocomposites of Phosphate Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyaniline Immobilized on Microstrip Resonators”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (8): 9746 – 9754, 2020.

158. Shrestha Roy Goswami, Sen Wang, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan, “Catalyst-free esterification of high amylose starch with maleic anhydride in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride: the effect of amylose content on the degree of MA substitution”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 234: 115892, 2020.

157. Xu Tao, Sha Luo, Cuihua Tian, Yan Qing, Xihong Lu, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu, “Ni Ni2P encapsulation in interconnected N-doped carbonized cellulose nanofibril network for efficient oxygen evolution reaction”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (4): 1859-1867 2020.

156. Qing Luo, Jing Chen, Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Xiaozhen Ma, Dongdong Qin, Haining Na, Jin Zhu, Ning Yan, “A facile preparation strategy of polycaprolactone (PCL)-based biodegradable polyurethane elastomer with a highly efficient shape memory effect”, New Journal of Chemistry, 44 (3): 658-662, 2020.

155. Nicolas Roland Tanguy, Jeanne N’Diaye, Mohammad Arjmand, Keryn Lian, Ning Yan, “Facile One-Pot Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Phosphate Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide Toward High-Performance Energy Storage Devices”, Chemical Communications, 56 (9): 1373-1376, 2020.

154. Yanhui Huang, Qiming Feng, Cuiyin Ye, Sandeep S Nair, Ning Yan, “Incorporation of ligno-cellulose nanofibrils and bark extractives in water-based coatings for improved wood protection”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 138: 105210, 2020.


153. Songlin Yi Zhengbin He, Jing Qian, Lijie Qu, Ning Yan, “Effects of Tung Oil Treatment on Wood Hygroscopicity, Dimensional Stability and Thermostability”, Industrial Crops and Products, 140: 111647, 2019.

152. Sen Wang, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “Corn-derived dendrimer-like carbohydrate phytoglycogen nanoparticles as selective fluorescent sensor for silver ions” Carbohydrate polymers, 223: 115095, 2019.

151. Prashant Chauhan, Heyu Chen, Shrestha Roy Goswami, Ning Yan, “Improved mechanical properties of flexible bio-based polymeric materials derived from epoxy mono/di-abietic acid and soyabean oil”, Industrial Crops and Products, 138: 111437, 2019.

150. Zhen Zhang, Lei Li, Yan Qing, Xihong Lu, Yiqiang Wu, Ning Yan, Wen Yang, “Manipulation of Nanoplate Structures in Carbonized Cellulose Nanofibril Aerogel for High-Performance Supercapacitor”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(38): 23374-23381, 2019.

149. Yanhui Huang, Sandeep S Nair, Heyu Chen, Benhua Fei, Ning Yan, Qiming Feng, “Lignin-Rich Nanocellulose Fibrils Isolated from Parenchyma Cells and Fiber Cells of Western Red Cedar Bark”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(18): 15607-15616, 2019.

148. Nicolas R Tanguy, Mohammad Arjmand, Ning Yan, “Nanocomposite of Nitrogen‐Doped Graphene/Polyaniline for Enhanced Ammonia Gas Detection”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6(16): 1900552,2019.

147. Farhad Ahmadijokani, Akbar Shojaei, Mohammad Arjmand, Yasaman Alaei, Ning Yan, “Effect of short carbon fiber on thermal, mechanical and tribological behavior of phenolic-based brake friction materials”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 168: 98-105, 2019.

146. Nancy Khuu, Moien Alizadehgiashi, Albert Gevorkian, Elizabeth Galati, Ning Yan, Eugenia Kumacheva, “Temperature‐Mediated Microfluidic Extrusion of Structurally Anisotropic Hydrogels”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 4(6): 1800627, 2019.

145. Pitchaimari Gnanasekar, Ning Yan, “Synthesis and thermo-mechanical properties of novel spirobiindane based epoxy nanocomposites with tryptophan as a green hardener: Curing kinetics using model free approach”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 163: 110-121, 2019.

144. Liu Liu, Lijun Wang, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu, “Chiral nematic assemblies of silver nanoparticles in cellulose nanocrystal membrane with tunable optical properties” Journal of materials science, 54(8): 6699-6708, 2019.

143. Liu Liu, Xiaojun Sun, Lin Zhang, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Jienan Chen, Yiqiang Wu, “Obtaining nanofibers from lignocellulosic residues after bioethanol production”, Cellulose, 26(6): 3725-3734, 2019.

142. Sandeep S Nair, Christopher Dartiailh, David B Levin, Ning Yan, “Highly toughened and transparent biobased epoxy composites reinforced with cellulose nanofibrils”, Polymers, 11(4): 612, 2019.

141. Farhad Ahmadijokani, Yasaman Alaei, Akbar Shojaei, Mohammad Arjmand, Ning Yan, “Frictional behavior of resin-based brake composites: Effect of carbon fibre reinforcement”, Wear, 420: 108-115, 2019.

140. Xuexia Zhang, Hankun Wang, Zhiyong Cai, Ning Yan, Minghui Liu, Yan Yu, “Highly Compressible and Hydrophobic Anisotropic Aerogels for Selective Oil/Organic Solvent Absorption”, ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 7(1): 332-340, 2019.

139. Xuexia Zhang, Minghui Liu, Hankun Wang, Ning Yan, Zhiyong Cai, Yan Yu, “Ultralight, hydrophobic, anisotropic bamboo-derived cellulose nanofibrils aerogels with excellent shape recovery via freeze-casting”, CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, 208: 232-240, 2019.

138. Liu Liu, Lijun Wang, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu, “Chiral nematic assemblies of silver nanoparticles in cellulose nanocrystal membrane with tunable optical properties”, Journal of Materials Science, pp 1–10, 2019.

137. Heyu Chen, Sandeep S.Nair, Prashant Chauhan, NingYan, “Lignin containing cellulose nanofibril application in pMDI wood adhesives for drastically improved gap-filling properties with robust bondline interfaces”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 360: 393–401, 2019.

136. Shanshan Jia, Songlin Deng, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, YiqiangWu, “Texturing commercial epoxy with hierarchical and porous structure for robust superhydrophobic coatings”, Applied Surface Science, 466:84–91, 2019.


135. Zhen Zhang, Lei Li, Yan Qing, Xihong Lu, Yiqiang Wu, Ning Yan, and Wen Yang “Hierarchically Interconnected N-Doped Carbon Aerogels Derived from Cellulose Nanofibrils as High Performance and Stable Electrodes for Supercapacitors”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122 (42), pp 23852–23860, 2018.

134. Cuihua Tian, Sha Luo, Jiarong She,Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu, Zhichen Liu “Cellulose nanofibrils enable flower-like BiOCl for high-performance photocatalysis under visible-light irradiation”, Applied Surface Science, 464: 606–615, 2019.

133. Yan Song, Xu Zong, Nan Wang, Ning Yan, Xueying Shan, Jinchun Li “Preparation of γ-Divinyl-3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Modified Lignin and Its Application in Flame Retardant Poly(lactic acid)” Materials, 11(9):1505, 2018.

132. Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Nicole Tratnik, Jing Luo “Applications of bark for bio-based adhesives and foams” Physical Sciences Reviews, 20170194, 2018.

131. Shanshan Jia, Haibo Chen, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Songlin Deng, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu “One-step approach to prepare superhydrophobic wood with enhanced mechanical and chemical durability: Driving of alkali”, Applied Surface Science, 455: 115–122, 2018

130. Shanshan Jia, Xihong Lub, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu “Efficiently texturing hierarchical epoxy layer for smart superhydrophobic surfaces with excellent durability and exceptional stability exposed to fire”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 348: 212–223, 2018

129. Lei Li, Liu Liu, Yan Qing, Zhen Zhang, N ingYan, Yiqian Wu, Cuihua Tian “Stretchable alkaline poly (acrylic acid) electrolyte with high ionic conductivity enhanced by cellulose nanofibrils”, Electrochimica Acta, 270, 302-309, 2018.

128. Sandeep S Nair, Heyu Chen, Yao Peng, Yanhui Huang, Ning Yan, “Polylactic acid biocomposites reinforced with nanocellulose fibrils with high lignin content for improved mechanical, thermal and barrier properties”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6(8), 10058–10068, 2018.

127. Yao Peng, Sandeep S Nair, Heyu Chen, Ning Yan, Jinzhen Cao, “Effects of lignin content on mechanical and thermal properties of polypropylene composites reinforced with micro particles of spray dried cellulose nanofibrils”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6(8): 11078–11086, 2018.

126. Zheng Chen, Zhen Jia, Ning Yan, “Effect of Insulation Core Type on Thermal Conductivity of Sandwich Structure”, Journal of Composite Materials, DOI: 10.1177/0021998317742477, 2018.

125. Yongqiang Lan, Ning Yan, Weihong Wang, “Optimization of the PDMS/biochar Nanocomposite Membranes using the Response Surface Methodology”, Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, DOI10.1515/secm-2016-0382, 2017.

124. Xixin Duan, Zhixian Bai, Xueting Shao, Jian Xu, Ning Yan, Junyou Shi, Xiaohong Wang, “Fabrication of Metal-Substituted Polyoxometalates for Colorimetric Detection of Dopamine and Ractopamine”, Materials, 11, 674, 2018.

123. Liu Liu, Sha Luo, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Yiqiang Wu, Xinfeng Xie, Feiyu Hu, “A Temperature-Controlled, Conductive PANI@CNFs/MEO2MA/PEGMA Hydrogel for Flexible Temperature Sensors, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, DOI:10.1002/marc.201700836, 2018. (Front Cover)

122. Aref Abbasi Moud, Mohammad Arjmand, Ning Yan, Amir Sanati Nezhad, Seyed Hossein Hejazi, “Colloidal Behavior of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Presence of Sodium Chloride”, ChemistrySelect, 3, 4969-4978, 2018.

121. Heyu Chen, Ning Yan, “Application of Western Red Cedar (Thijta Pilcata) Tree Bark as a Functional Filler in pMDI Wood Adhesives”, Industrial Crops and Products, 113, 1-9, 2018.

120. Nicolas R Tanguy, Michael Thompson, Ning Yan, “ A Review on Advances in Application of Polyanilline for Ammonia Detection”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 257, 1044-1064, 2018.


119. Hossein Salehizadeh, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood, “Recent Advances in Polysacchride Bio-based Flocculants”, Biotechnology Advances,

118. Xue Lin, Yang Xi, Rui Zhao, Junyou Shi, Ning Yan, “ Construction of C60-decorated SWCNTs (C60-CNTs)/bismuth-based Oxide Ternary Heterostructures with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity”, RSC Adv., 7, 53847-53854, 2017.

117. Yongqiang Lan, Ning Yan, Weihong Wang, “ Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Membrane Filled with Biochar Core-Shell Particles for Removing Ethanol from Water”, BioResources, 12 (3) 6591-6606, 2017.

116. Yiqiang Wu, Lijun Wang, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Cuihua Tian, Yuanxin Huang, “ A green Route to Prepare Fluorescent and Absorbent Nano-hybrid Hydrogel for Water Detection’, Scientific Reports, 7(1), 4380, 2017.

115. Yiqiang Wu, Shanshan Jia, Shuang Wang, Yan Qing, Ning Yan, Qihang Wang, Taotao Meng, “A Facile and Novel Emulsion for Efficent and Convenient Fabrication of Durable Superbydrophobic Materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 328, 186-196, 2017.

114. Brandon Vollick, Pei-Yu Kuo, Moien Alizadehgiashi, Ning Yan, Eugenia Kumacheva, “From Structure to Properties of Composite Films Derived from Celllulose Nanocrystals”, ACS Omega, 2(9) (2), 5928-5934, 2017.

113. Peiyu Kuo, Luizmar de Assis Barros, Ning Yan, Mohini Sain, Yan Qing, Yiqiang Wu, “Nanocellulose Composites with Enhanced Interfacial Compatibility and Mechanical Properties Using a Hybrid-toughened Epoxy Matrix”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 177, 249-257, 2017.

112. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, James Deng, Kate E Semple, Solace Sam-Brew, Gregory D Smith, “Influence of Environmental Humidity and temperature on the Creep Behavior of Sandwich Panel”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 134, 216-223, 2017.

111. Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Mohammad Arjmand, Ning Yan, Uttandaraman Sundararaj, “Electrified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Nanocomposite via Vacuum Shock Technique: Effect of Alignment on Electrical Conductivity and electromagnetic Interference Shielding”, Polymer Composites, DOI 10.1002/pc.24632, 2017.

110. Prashant Chauhan , Ning Yan, “Novel Nitroaniline-cellulose Nanohybrids: Nitro Radical Photo-release and its Antibacterial Action”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 174, 1106-1113, 2017.

109. Shengming Zhang, Liang Liu, Guizhen Fang , Ning Yan, Shixue Ren, Yanli Ma, “Hydrogenation and Activation of Soda Lignin Using [BMIM]Cl as a Catalyst and Solvent”, Polymers, 9 (7), 279, 2017.

108. Panyala L. Reddy, Racha Arundhathi, Mohit Tripathi, Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan, Diwan S. Rawat, “Solvent-Free Oxidative Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzimidazoles by Immobilized Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles on Alumina/Silica Support”, ChemistrySelect, 2, 3889-3895, 2017.

107. Ning Yan, Boya, Zhang; Yong, Zhao, Ramin Farnood, Junyou Shi, “Application of bio-based phenol formaldehyde (PF) novolac resin derived from beetle infested lodgepole pine barks for thermal molding of wood composites”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 6369-6377, 2017.

106. Xin Guo, Yiqiang Wu, Ning Yan, “Characterizing spatial distribution of the adsorbed water in wood cell wall of Ginkgo biloba L. by μ-FTIR and confocal Raman spectroscopy”, DOI 10.1515/hf-2016- 0145

105. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Paul Cooper, “Influence of furnish parameters on failure mode of oriented strand board under concentrated static load”, International Wood Products Journal, DOI:10.1080/20426445.2017.1311525

104. Sandeep Sudhakaran, Pei-Yu Kuo, Heyu Chen, Ning Yan, “Investigating the effect of lignin on the mechanical, thermal, and barrier properties of cellulose nanofibril reinforced epoxy composite”, Industrial Crops and Products, 100: 208-217.

103. Jason D’Souza, Rafael Camargo, Ning Yan, “Biomass liquefaction and alkoxylation: A review of structural characterization methods for bio-based polyols”, Polymer Reviews, Just accepted, DOI:

102. Brandon Vollick, Pei-Yu Kuo, Héloïse Thérien-Aubin, Ning Yan, Eugenia Kumacheva, “Composite Cholesteric Nanocellulose Films with Enhanced Mechanical Properties”, Chemistry of Materials, 29 (2), 789–795, 2017


101. Zhuoming Ma, Shujun Li, Guizhen Fang, Nikhil, Patil, Ning Yan, “ Modification of Chemical Reactivity of Enzymatic Hydrolysis Lignin by Ultrasound Treatment in Dilute Alkaline Solutions”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 93, Part A, 1279–1284, 2016.

100. Prashant Chauhan, Kenneth Chu, Ning Yan, Zhifeng Ding, “ Comparison Study of Electrochemiluminescence of Boron-Dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dyes in Aprotic and Aqueous Solutions”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 781, 181-189, 2016.

99. Yan Song, Zhixin Wang, Ning Yan, Rong Zhang, Jinchun Li, “Demethylation of Wheat Straw Alkali Lignin for Application in Phenol Formaldehyde Adhesives”, Polymers, 8(6), 209, 2016.

98. Therry Koumbi-Mounanga, Paul Cooper, Ning Yan, Kevin Groves, Tony Ung, Brigitte Leblon, “ Prediction of Boron Content in Wood Pellet Products by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy”, Forestry Products Journal, 66(1/2), 37, 2016.

97. Nikhil D. Patil, Ning Yan, “Investigate Cleavage of β-O-4 Linkage in Lignin Model Compounds by Aerobic Oxidation of Cα and Cγ Hydroxyl Groups”, Tetrahydron Letters, 57(27-28), 3024-3028, 2016. NING YAN CURRICULUM VITAE 4 of 39

96. Yubo Chai, Junliang Liu, Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, “Characterization of Modified Phenol Formaldehyde Resole Resins Synthesized in Situ with Various Boron Compounds”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(37), 9840-9850, 2016.

95. Nikhil D. Patil, Ning Yan, “Study of the Nitroxyl Radical Catalyst in Aerobic Oxidative Cleavage and Functionalization of Lignin Model Compounds”, Catalysis Communications, 84(5), 155-158, 2016.

94. Yongqiang Lan, Ning Yan, Weihong Wang, “Application of PDMS Pervaporation Membranes Filled with Tree Bark Biochar for Ethanol/Water Separation”, RSC Adv., 6 (53), 47637-47645. 2016.

93. Li-Min Guo, Wei-Hong Wang, Qing-Wen Wang, Ning Yan, “Decorating Wood Flour/HDPE Composites with Wood Veneers”, Polymer Composites, DOI 10.1002/pc. 24043, 2016.

92. Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan, “Novel Bodipy—Cellulose Nanohybrids for Production of Singlet Oxygen”, RSC Adv., 6(38), 32070-32073, 2016.

91. Leila Asadollahi, Hossein Salehizadeh , Ning Yan, “Investigation of Biosurfactant Activity and Asphaltene Biodegradation by Bacillus Cereus”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 24(2), 119-128, 2016.

90. Pei-Yu Kuo, Luizmar de Assis Barros, Mohini Sain, Jimi S.Y. Tjong, Ning Yan, “Effects of Reaction Parameters on the Glycidy Etherification of Bark Extractives during Bio-epoxy Resin Synthesis”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 4(3), 1016-1024, 2016.

89. Jason D’Souza, Song Zhi Wong, Rafael Camargo, and Ning Yan, “Solvolytic Liquefaction of Bark: Understanding the Role of Polyhydric Alcohols and Organic Solvents on Polyol Characteristics”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 4(3), 851-861, 2016.

88. Pei-Yu Kuo, Luizmar de Assis Barros, Yuung-Ching Sheen, Mohini Sain, Jimi S.Y. Tjong, Ning Yan, “Thermal Degradation of Extractive-based Bio-epoxy Monomer and Network: Kinetics and Mechanism”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 117, 199-213, 2016.

87. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, and Martin Feng, “Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-based PhenolFormaldehyde Resol Resins from Bark Autoclave Extractives”, Forest Products Journal, 66(1-2), 18- 28, 2016.


86. Muhammad Ferhan, Ning Yan, Mohini Sain, “Bark Depolymerization during Submerged Fermentation using Monofloral Honey, a Natural Mediator Substitute, and Integration between Laccases vs. Bark Biopolymers, Characterized by Py-GC-MS. RSC Adv. 5,14937–14952, 2015.

85. Tongfei Wu, Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood, “Cellulose Fiber Networks Reinforced with Glutaraldehyde–Chitosan Complexes”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132(33) 42375, 2015.

84. Xiang-Ming Wang, Haixia Fang, Martin Feng, Yaolin Zhang, Ning Yan, “Manufacturing MediumDensity Particleboards from Wood–Bark Mixture and Different Adhesive Systems”, Forest Products Journal, 65(1-2) 20-25, 2015.

83. S.M. Mirabedini, I. Dutil, L. Gauquelin, N. Yan, R.R. Farnood, “Preparation of Self-Healing Acrylic Latex Coatings using Novel Oil-filled Ethyl Cellulose Microcapsules”. Progress in Organic Coatings, 85, 168-177, 2015.

82. Nicolas R. Tanguy, Lindsey K. Fiddes, Ning Yan, “Enhanced Radio Frequency Biosensor for Food Quality Detection Using Functionalized Carbon Nanofillers”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7(22) 11939-11947, 2015.

81. Jason D’Souza, Ben George, Rafael Camargo, Ning Yan, “Synthesis and Characterization of Biopolyols through the Oxypropylation of Bark and Alkaline Extracts of Bark”, Ind. Crops Prod. 76, 1– 11, 2015.

80. Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan, “Nanocrystalline Cellulose Grafted Phthalocyanine: a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols and Alkyl Arenes at Room Temperature in a Green Solvent”, RSC Adv., 5, 37517-37520, 2015.

79. Sandeep Sudhakaran Nair, Ning Yan, “Bark Derived Submicron-sized and Nano-sized Cellulose Fibers: From Industrial Waste to High Performance Materials”. Carbohydrate Polymers, 134, 258- 266, 2015.

78. Sandeep Sudhakaran Nair, Ning Yan, “Effect of High Residual Lignin on the Thermal Stability of Nanofibrils and its Enhanced Mechanical Performance in Aqueous Environments”. Cellulose, 22(5) 3137-3150, 2015.

77. Sankar Govindarajan, Ning Yan “Synthesis and Deblocking Studies of Low Temperature HeatCurable Blocked Polymeric Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates”, Journal of Macromolecular Science Part A Pure Applied Chemistry, 52(1) 47-55, 2015.

76. Kate E. Semple, Solace Sam-Brew, James Deng, Francine Cote, Ning Yan, Zheng Chen, and Greg Smith, “Properties of Commercial Kraft Paper Honeycomb Furniture Stock Panels Conditioned under 65% and 95% Relative Humidity”, Forests Products Journal, 65(3-4) 106-122, 2015


75. Hossein Salehizadeh, Ning Yan, “Recent Advances in Extracellular Biopolymer Flocculants”, Biotechnology Advances, 32(8), 1506-1522, 2014.

74. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan “Recent Development in Forest Biomass Derived Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) Resol Resin for Wood Adhesives Application”, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 8(5) 465-480, 2014.

73. Sankar Govindarajan, Ning Yan, “Bio-based Two Component (2K) Polyurethane Adhesive Derived from Infested Lodgepole Pine Barks”, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 8, 457-464. 2014

72. Yubo Chai, Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, “Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-based Melamine Formaldehyde Resin from Bark Extractives”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(28) 11228-11238, 2014.

71. Lindsey K. Fiddes, Ning Yan, “Electrochemical Detection of Biogenic Amines During Food Spoilage Using an Integrated Sensing RFID Tag”, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 202, 1298- 1304, 2014.

70. Carlos Quijano-Solis, Ning Yan, “Characterization of Biofiber Breakage in Composite Processing using a Capillary Rheometer”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 33(16) 1463-1473, 2014.

69. Pei-Yu Kuo, Mohini Sain, Ning Yan, “Synthesis and Characterization of an Extractive-based Bioepoxy Resin from Beetle Infested Pinus Contorta Bark” Green Chemistry, 16(7) 3484-3493, 2014.

68. Jason D’Souza, Rafael Camargo, Ning Yan, “Polyurethane Foams Made from Liquefied Bark-based Polyols”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI: 10.1002/app.40599, 2014.

67. Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “A Simplified Fabrication Process for Biofiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Automotive Interior Trim Applications”, Journal of Materials Science, 49(6), 2630-2639, 2014.

66. Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “Novel Lightweight Sandwich-Structured Bio-FiberReinforced Poly(lactic acid) Composites”, Journal of Materials Science, 49(5), 2018-2026, 2014.

65. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Solace Sam-Brew, Greg Smith, James Deng, “Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Sandwich Panels made of Paper Honeycomb Core and Wood Composite Skins by Experimental Testing and Finite Element (FE) Modelling Methods”, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, DOI: 10.1007/s00107-014-0782-z, 2014.

64. Mohammad Ferhan, Nicolas Tanguy, Ning Yan and Mohini Sain, “Comparison of Enzymatic, Alkaline and UV/H2O2 Treatments for Extraction of Beetle Infested Lodgepole Pine (BILP) and Aspen Bark Polyphenolic Extractives”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2(2), 165-172, 2014.

63. Zeen Huang, Ning Yan, “Characterization of Major Components in Bark from Five Common Canadian Species”, Wood and Fiber Science, 46(2), 167-174, 2014.

62. Yicheng Du, Tongfei Wu, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, Ramin Farnood, “Fabrication and Characterization of Fully Biodegradable Natural Fiber-reinforced Poly(lactic acid) Composites”, Composite Part B: Engineering, 56(2014), 717-723, 2014.


61. Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Mohini Sain, “Influence of Cellulose Nanofibers on the Curing Behavior of Epoxy/amine Systems”, European Polymer Journal, 49(12), 3778-3787, 2013.

60. Yong Zhao, Boya Zhang, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood, “Synthesis and Characterization of Phenol Formaldehyde Novolac Resin Derived from Liquefied Mountain Pine Beetle Infested Lodgepole Pine Barks”, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 7(11), 646-660, 2013. Highlighted in journal cover page.

59. Lindsey K. Fiddes, Ning Yan, “RFID Tags for Wireless Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Chemicals”, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 186(2013), 817-823, 2013.

58. Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “An Experimental Study of Creep Behavior of Lightweight Natural Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composite Skin Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels”, Composite Structures,106, 160-166, 2013.

57. Muhammad Ferhan, Ning Yan, Mohini Sain, “A New Method for Demethylation of Lignin from Woody Biomass by using Biophysical Methods”, Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 4 (5), 160-166, 2013.

56. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Phenol Liquefaction of the Beetle Infested Pine Bark and the Liquefied Products Characterization”, Current Organic Chemistry, 17(15), 1604-1616, 2013.

55. Jason D’Souza, Ning Yan, “Producing Bark-based Polyols through Liquefaction: Effect of Liquefaction Temperature”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 1(5), 534-540, DOI: 10.1021/sc400013e, 2013. Highlighted in journal cover page.

54. Jieming Chen, Ning Yan, “Crystallization Behavior of Organo-nanoclay Treated and Untreated Kraft Fiber-HDPE Composites”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 54, 180-187, 2013.

53. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Bio-based Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) Resins Derived from Beetle Infested Pine Barks – Structure and Composition”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 1(1), 91-101, 2013. Highlighted in journal cover page.

52. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Thermal Degradation Characteristics of Phenol-formaldehyde Resins Derived from Beetle Infested Pine Barks”, Thermochimica Acta, 555, 46-52, 2013.

51. Jieming Chen, Ning Yan, “Mechanical Properties and Dimensional Stability of Organo-nanoclay Modified Biofiber Polymer Composites”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 47, 248-254, 2013.

50. Yicheng Du, Tongfei Wu, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, Ramin Farnood, “Pulp Fiber-reinforced Thermoset Polymer Composites: Effects of the Pulp Fibers and Polymer”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 48, 10-17, 2013.

49. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Bark Extractives-based Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins from Beetle-infested Lodgepole Pine”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 27(18-19), 2112- 2126, 2013.


48. Muhammad Ferhan, Alcides Leao, Itamar S de Melo, Ning Yan, Mohini Sain, “Ligninases Production and Partial Purification of MnP from Brazilian Fungal Isolate in Submerged Fermentation”, Fermentation Biotechnology, 1:106, DOI:10.4172/2167-7972.1000106, 2012.

47. Siying Chen, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, Sabina Di Risio, Jay Song, “Paper and Printer Effects on Xerographic Print Quality”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 27(4), 729-738, 2012.

46. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Greg Smith, James Deng, “Investigation of Flexural Creep of Kraft Paper Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels Using the Finite Element Method (FEM)”, Wood and Fiber Science, 44(4), 1-10, 2012.

45. Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “Light-weight Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels Containing Biofiber-reinforced Thermoset Polymer Composite Skins: Fabrication and Evaluation”, Composites Part B. Engineering, 43(7), 2875-2882, 2012.

44. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, “Investigation of Elastic Moduli of Kraft Paper Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 43(5), 2107-2114, 2012.

43. Jieming Chen, Ning Yan, “Hydrophobization of Bleached Softwood Kraft Fibers via Adsorption of Organo-nanoclay,” BioResources, 7(3), 4132-4149, 2012.

42. Chong Liang, Ning Yan, Xuejun Zou, David Vidal, “Effects of Coating Formulations on Thermal Properties of Coating Layers”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Journal, 27(2), 451-458, 2012.

41. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Polyurethane Foams Derived from Liquefied Mountain Pine Beetle-Infested Barks”, Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences, 123(5), 2849-2858, 2012.

40. Yicheng Du, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “Investigation of Unsaturated Polyester Composites Reinforced by Aspen High Yield Pulp Fibers”, Polymer Composites, 33(2), 169-177, 2012.


39. Gireesh Gupta, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Effects of Pressing Temperature and Particle Size on Bark Board Properties made from Beetle-Infested Lodgepole Pine Barks”, Forest Products Journal, 61(6), 478-488, 2011.


38. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, James Deng, Greg Smith, “Creep of Sandwich Panels Containing Kraft Paper Honeycomb Core and Wood Composite Skins”, Materials Sciences and Engineering A, 528(16-17), 5621-5626, 2011.

37. Pooya Azadi, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “FEM-DEM Modeling of Thermal Conductivity of Porous Pigmented Coatings”, Computational Materials Science, 49(2), 392-399, 2010.

36. Yong Zhao, Ning Yan, Martin Feng, “Characterization of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins Derived from Liquefied Lodgepole Pine Barks”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 30(8), 689-695, 2010.

35. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Adsorption and Inactivation Behavior of Horseradish Peroxidase on Various Substrates”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 79(2), 397-402, 2010.

34. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Bioactive Paper Through Ink-jet Printing”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 24(3), 661-684, 2010.


33. Pooya Azadi, Steven Nunnari, Ramin Farnood, Mark Kortschot, Ning Yan “High Speed Compression of Highly Filled Thin Composites: Effect of Binder Content and Stiffness”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 64(4), 356-360, 2009.

32. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Adsorption and Inactivation Behaviour of Horseradish Peroxidase on Cellulosic Fiber Surfaces”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 338(2), 410-419, 2009.

31. Kangqing Deng, M. Winnik, Ning Yan, Z. Jiang, P.V. Yaneff, R.A. Ryntz, “Characterizing Interfacial Structure of TPO/CPO/TPO Adhesive Joints by PFM-AFM and SEM”, Polymer, 50(14), 3225-3233, 2009.

30. Carlos Quijano-Solis, Ning Yan, S.Y. (Tony) Zhang, “Effect of Mixing Conditions and Fiber Morphology on Fiber Dimensions after Processing”, Composites Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40(4), 351-358, 2009.


29. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Piezoelectric Inkjet Printing of Horseradish Peroxidase on Fibrous Supports”, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 34(4), 203-211, 2008.

28. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Paul Cooper, “Predicting Concentrated Static Load Performance of Oriented Strand Board using Finite Element Modeling”, Wood and Fiber Science, 40(4), 505-518, 2008.

27. Pooya Azadi, Ning Yan, Ramin Farnood, “Discrete Element Modeling of the Transient Heat Transfer and Toner Fusing Process in the Xerographic Printing of Coated Papers”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32(12), 3238-3245, 2008.

26. Pooya Azadi, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “Modeling the Effect of Pigment Morphology on the Dynamic Compression of Coating Layers using DEM”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32(12), 3084-3089, 2008.

25. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Paul Cooper, “Effect of Furnish Parameters on Concentrate Static Load (CSL) and Related Properties of OSB”, Forest Products Journal, 58(1-2), 59-64, 2008.

24. Zheng Chen, Ning Yan, Paul Cooper, “Effect of Panel Properties on Concentrate Static Load (CSL) Performance of Oriented Strand Board (OSB)”, Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff, 66(3), 207-212, 2008.

23. Pooya Azadi, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “Discrete Element Modelling of the Mechanical Response of Pigment Containing Coating Layers Under Compression”, Computational Materials Science, 42(1), 50-56, 2008.

22. Ernesto Caner, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “The Relationship between Coating Formulation and Microgloss of Coated Papers”, TAPPI, 7(4), 19-26, 2008.


21. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Piezoelectric Ink-jet Printing of Horseradish Peroxidase: Effect of Ink Viscosity Modifiers on Activity”, Macromolecule Rapid Communications, 28(18-19), 1934-1940, 2007.

20. Patricia Lai, Ning Yan, Gordon Sisler, Jay Song, “Effect of Paper Properties on Fuser Oil Uptake in High Speed Xerography Fuser”, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 51(5), 424-430, 2007.

19. Angelo Facca, Mark Kortschot, Ning Yan, “Predicting the Tensile Strength of Natural Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics”, Composites Science and Technology, 67(11-12), 2454-2466, 2007.

18. Tieqi Li, Ning Yan, “Mechanical Properties of Wood Flour/ HDPE/Ionomer Composites”, Composites Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing, 38(1), 1-12, 2007.

17. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “Curing Kinetics of Polymeric Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate with Different Wood Species”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 27(3), 244-249, 2007.


16. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Characterizing Coating Layer Z-directional Binder Distribution in Paper Using Atomic Force Microscopy”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 289(1-3), 65-74, 2006.

15. Angelo Facca, Mark Kortschot, Ning Yan, “Predicting the Elastic Modulus of Natural Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics”, Composites Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing, 37(10), 1660- 1671, 2006.

14. Ning Yan, Ernesto Caner, Ramin Farnood, “Effect of Pigment Properties on Macro- and MicroGloss and Gloss Uniformity of Coated Papers”, (in Chinese), China Pulp & Paper, supplement, June 14-20, 2006.

13. Angelo Facca, Mark Kortschot, Ning Yan, “Predicting the Elastic Modulus of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics”, Polymers & Polymer Composites, 14(3), 239-249, 2006.

12. Sabina Di Risio, Ning Yan, “Characterizing Coating Pore Structures of Paper Using Scanning Probe Microscopy”, TAPPI Journal, 5(3), 9-14, 2006.


11. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “Effect of Wood Species and Molecular Weight of Phenolic Resins on Curing Behavior and Bonding Development”, Holzforschung, 59(6), 635-640, 2005.

10. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “Effect of Moisture Content on Curing Kinetics of pMDI Resin and Wood Mixtures”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 25(5), 450-455, 2005.

9. Yan Zhang, Ning Yan, Paul Cooper, “Predicting Concentrated Static Load Performance of Oriented Strandboard”, Forest Products Journal, 55(12), 148-152, 2005.

8. Weiqiu Wang, Ning Yan, “Characterizing Liquid Resin Penetration in Wood Using a Mercury Intrusion Porosimeter”, Wood and Fiber Science, 37(3), 505-513, 2005.

7. Guillaume Bernard, Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, “Customized Setup to Assess Microgloss Uniformity of Paper”, Pulp and Paper Canada, 106(9), 190-193, 2005.

6. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “Influences of Synthesis Conditions on Curing Behaviour of Phenol-UreaFormaldehyde Resol Resins”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 95(6), 1368-1375, 2005.

5. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “Effect of Wood on Curing Behaviour of Commercial Phenolic Resin Systems”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 95(1), 185-192, 2005.

1996 – 2004

4. Guangbo He, Ning Yan, “13C NMR Study on Structure, Composition and Curing Behavior of Phenol-Urea-Formaldehyde Resole Resins”, Polymer, 45(20), 6813-6822, 2004.

3. Ning Yan, Joe Aspler, “Surface Texture Controlling Speckle-Type Print Defects in a Hard Printing Nip”, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 29(11), 357-362, 2003.

2. Ramin Farnood, Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, Christopher Dodson, “Modelling Flocculation: A Gallery of Simulated Flocculated Papers”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Science Journal, 12(2), 86-89, 1997.

1. Ning Yan, Mark Kortschot, “Modelling of Out-of-Plane Tear Energy Absorption of Paper”, Appita Journal, 49(3), 176-180, 1996.