Jeffrey Catchmark

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Research Summary

Dr. Catchmark’s research focuses on the structure and synthesis of cellulose and polysaccharide composite materials. Specific research areas include the biosynthesis of cellulose by bacteria; the co-culturing of microorganisms to create new biomaterials; the development of sustainable polysaccharide nanocomposite materials which exhibit improved strength and barrier properties for applications such as compostable packaging; and polysaccharide composites for biomedical applications such as wound care and 3D printable tissue scaffolds. New areas include research on microplastics biodegradation and biocoagulation for improved water quality. Dr. Catchmark is also an affiliated faculty of the Rock Ethics Institute and conducts research in ethical organizational management, ethical leadership and decision-making and ethics education.

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Recent Publications

Characterization of the supramolecular structures of cellulose nanocrystals of different origins

Agarwal, U. P., Reiner, R. S., Ralph, S. A., Catchmark, J., Chi, K., Foster, E. J., Hunt, C. G., Baez, C., Ibach, R. E. & Hirth, K. C., Feb 2021, In: Cellulose. 28, 3, p. 1369-1385 17 p.

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Structural and physico-chemical characterization of industrial hemp hurd: Impacts of chemical pretreatments and mechanical refining

Bokhari, S. M. Q., Chi, K. & Catchmark, J. M., Nov 1 2021, In: Industrial Crops and Products. 171, 113818.

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Shear-induced unidirectional deposition of bacterial cellulose microfibrils using rising bubble stream cultivation

Chae, I., Bokhari, S. M. Q., Chen, X., Zu, R., Liu, K., Borhan, A., Gopalan, V., Catchmark, J. M. & Kim, S. H., Mar 1 2021, In: Carbohydrate Polymers. 255, 117328.

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A covalently cross-linked hyaluronic acid/bacterial cellulose composite hydrogel for potential biological applications

Tang, S., Chi, K., Xu, H., Yong, Q., Yang, J. & Catchmark, J. M., Jan 15 2021, In: Carbohydrate Polymers. 252, 117123.

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Synthesis of cationic bacterial cellulose using a templated metal phenolic network for antibacterial applications

Tang, S., Chi, K., Yong, Q. & Catchmark, J. M., Sep 2021, In: Cellulose. 28, 14, p. 9283-9296 14 p.

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Oriented 2D metal organic framework coating on bacterial cellulose for nitrobenzene removal from water by filtration

Yin, X., Tang, S., Yong, Q., Zhang, X. & Catchmark, J. M., Dec 1 2021, In: Separation and Purification Technology. 276, 119366.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

BcsAB synthesized cellulose on nickel surface: polymerization of monolignols during cellulose synthesis alters cellulose morphology

Basu, S., Catchmark, J. M., Brown, N. R., Anderson, C. T. & Gorniak, I. P., Jul 1 2020, In: Cellulose. 27, 10, p. 5629-5639 11 p.

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Sustainable starch-based barrier coatings for packaging applications

Chi, K., Wang, H. & Catchmark, J. M., Jun 2020, In: Food Hydrocolloids. 103, 105696.

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Agri-food firms, universities, and corporate social responsibility: What's in the public interest?

Chiles, R. M., Glenna, L., Sharma, A., Catchmark, J., Azzara, C. D. & Maretzki, A., Apr 1 2020, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 35, 2, p. 158-168 11 p.

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