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2012 Publications

A listing of research and refereed publications for 2012 as a result of faculty research in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State.

2012 publications, presentations, and workshops

Refereed:

  • Brownell, D.K. and J. Liu. 2012. Managing biomass feedstocks: selection of satellite storage locations for different harvesting systems. CIGR Journal 14(1): 74-81.
  • Brownell, D.K., J. Liu, J.W. Hilton, T.L. Richard, G.R. Cauffman, and B.R. Macafee. 2012. Evaluation of two harvesting systems for herbaceous biomass. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(5):1651-1658.
  • Chen, Q., M.N. Marshall, S.M. Geib, M. Tien and T.L. Richard. 2012. Effects of laccase on lignin depolymerization and enzymatic hydrolysis of ensiled corn stover.  Bioresource Technology 117:186-193.
  • Choi, W., Jun, S., Nguyen, L.T., Rungraeng, N., Yi, H., Balasubramanian, S., Puri, V.M., and Lee, J. 2012. 3D Milk Fouling Modeling of Plate Heat Exchangers with Different Surface Finishes using Computational Fluid Dynamics Codes. Journal of Food Process Engineering (Available online, doi:10.1111/j.1745-4530.2012.00684.x)
  • Demirci, A., F. Leu, and F. J. Bailey. 2012. Comparison of radial and axial flow chromatography for monoclonal antibody downstream processing at bench and pilot scales. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 8(4):255-262.
  • Elliott, H.A. and D. Jaiswal. 2012. Phosphorus management for sustainable agricultural irrigation of reclaimed water. J. Environ. Engr. 138(3):367-374.
  • Elser, N., J.H. Michael, M. Gagnon and C.D. Ray.  2012. “Knowledge Resources and Firm Performance: A Packaging Industry Perspective”.  Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Dec.  p. 213-224.
  • Fox, J.T.; F.S. Cannon, N.R. Brown, H. Huang, and J.C. Furness.  2012. Comparison of a new, green foundry binder with conventional foundry binders.  International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 34: 38-45.
  • Ghebremichael, L. T., T. L. Veith, and J. M. Hamlett.  2012.  Integrated watershed- and farm-scale modeling framework for targeting critical source areas while maintaining farm economic viability. Journal of Environmental Management 114: 381-394.  
  • Glanville, T.D., H.K. Ahn, T.L.Richard, J.D. Harmon, D.L.Reynolds, and S.Akinc.  2013. Effect of envelope material on biosecurity during emergency bovine mortality composting. Bioresource Technology 130 (2013) 543–551
  • Gu, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Impact of hemicelluloses and pectin on sphere-like bacterial cellulose assembly. Carbohydrate Polymers. 88(2):547-557.
  • Guo, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Surface area and porosity of acid hydrolyzed cellulose nanowhiskers and cellulose produced by Gluconacetobacter xylinus. Carbohydrate Polymers. 87(2):1026-1037.
  • Hristov, A.N., C. Lee, T. Cassidy, K. Heyler, J.A. Tekippe, G.A. Varga, B. Corl, and R.C. Brandt. 2012.  Effect of Origanum vulgare L. leaves on rumen fermentation, production, and milk fatty acid composition in lactating dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 96:1189-1202.
  • Izmirlioglu, G. and A. Demirci. 2012. Ethanol production from waste potato mash by using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Sciences. 2(4):738-753.
  • Jenkins P. L., Sorensen J. A., Yoder A, Myers M, Murphy D, Cook G, Wright F, Bayes B, May JJ. 2012. Prominent Barriers and Motivators to Installing ROPS: An Analysis of Survey Responses from Pennsylvania and Vermont. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 18(2): 103-112.
  • Keklik N. M, A. Demirci, V. M. Puri, P. H. Heinemann. 2012. Modeling the inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella Enteritidis on poultry products exposed to pulsed UV-light. Journal of Food Protection. 75(2): 281-288.
  • Kemmerer, B. and J. Liu. 2012. Large square baling and bale handling efficiency – a case study. Agricultural Sciences 3(2): 178-183.
  • Liu, J. and R. L. Kushwaha. 2012. Effect of travel speed and vertical load on the subsoil force and displacement under a smooth steel roller. Journal of Terramechanics 49 (5): 263–270.
  • Lumadue, M.R., F.S. Cannon, and N.R. Brown.  2012.  Lignin as both fuel and fusing binder in briquetted anthracite fines for foundry coke substitute.  Fuel.  97: 869-875.
  • Mishra, N., V. M. Puri and A. Demirci. 2012. Inactivation and injury of Listeria monocytogenes under combined effect of pressure and temperature. Journal of Food Process Engineering. (Available online doi:10.1111/jfpe.12004).
  • Pandeya, A. and V. M. Puri. 2012. Rate-dependent mechanical properties of granulated pharmaceutical powder formulations. Particulate Science and Technology, 30 (2): 119-135.
  • Shi, W. and P.M. Smith.  2012.  Exploring market opportunities for American hardwoods through Chinese international furniture supply trade shows.  Feature Article in Forest Prod. J. 62(2):80-89.
  • Tanjore, D., T.L. Richard and M.N. Marshall. 2012.Experimental methods for laboratory-scale ensilage of lignocellulosic biomass. Biomass and Bioenergy 47:125-133
  • Taylor, M. and H.A. Elliott. 2012. Influence of water treatment residuals on dewaterability of wastewater biosolids. Water Sci & Tech. 67(1):180-186.
  • Uzunovic, A., B. Gething, A. Coelho, A. Dale,  J.J. Janowiak, R. Mack and K. Hoover. 2012. Lethal temperature for pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in infested wood using radio frequency (RF) energy.  J. of Wood Sci. Published online 27 October, 2012.  The Japan Wood Research Society.  DOI 10.1007/s10086-012-1306-2.
  • Verma, V., J.M Catchmark, N.R. Brown, and W.O. Hancock.  2012.   Microtubule asters as templates for nanomaterials assembly.  Journal of Biological Engineering. 6:23.
  • Williams, M.R., G.W. Feyereisen, D.B. Beegle, and R.D. Shannon. 2012.  Soil Temperature Regulates Nitrogen Loss From Lysimeters Following Fall and Winter Manure Application. Trans. of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 55(3): 861-870.
  • Williams, M.R., G.W. Feyereisen, D.B. Beegle, and R.D. Shannon. 2012.  Soil Temperature Regulates Phosphorus Loss From Lysimeters Following Fall and Winter Manure Application. Trans. of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 55(3): 871-880.
  • Yi, H. and V. M. Puri. 2012. Architecture based multiscale computational modeling of plant cell wall mechanics to verify hypothesis of cell wall network structure. Plant Physiology, 160:1281-1292.
  • Yoder AM, Murphy DJ. 2012. Using Social Marketing to Address Barriers and Motivators to Agricultural Safety and Health Best Practices, Journal of Agromedicine, 17:2, 240-246.
  • You, Y., D. Wang and J. Liu. 2012. A device for mechanical remediation of degraded grasslands. Soil & Tillage Research 118:1-10.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings:

  • Brown, S., N. Frye, D. Montfort, and P. M. Smith. 2012.  Understanding Faculty and Practitioner Involvement in a Capstone Interdisciplinary Design Experience. In Proceedings of the 118th Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), June 26-29, 2011.  Vancouver, BC, Canada.  AC 2011-1635.  11pp. Avail. 1/2012: http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/1/papers/1635/view.
  • Cannon, F.S., R. C. Voigt, N.R. Brown, S. Komarneni, J.Goudzwaard, F. Headington, S. Lewallen, J. Furness, D. Paulson, J. DeVenne, J. Lamonski, J. T. Fox, M. Lumadue, P. Munson, C. Cash, B. Diehl, A. Jiles, and C. Frantz.  GOALI-CMMI-MPM Unsolicited: Novel Low-VOC Collagen-Alkali Silicate Bindered Cores for Foundries.  Final Report to NSF for Project 0927967. 109 pgs.
  • Cannon, F.S, N.R. Brown, R. Parette, T. Peschman, A. Redding, J. Patterson, X. Gu, T. Byrne, P. Hou, Z. Yunbo, C. Mengye.  GOALI: US-Native Biomaterials, Nitrogen-functionalized to Adsorb Perchlorate and other Oxyanions from Water.  Final Report to NSF for Project 0829092. 153 pgs.
  • Hile, M. L., E.F. Wheeler and P. H.   Patterson. 2012. Ammonia emissions from chopped willow vs. pine shavings as bedding for broiler chickens. Paper C1375. Proceedings of the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain. ASABE. St. Joseph, MI. 7 pp.
  • Stowell, R., J. Heemstra, R. Sheffield, E.F. Wheeler, D. Schulte and K. Janni. 2012. Highlights of the air quality education in animal agriculture project. Paper P1906.  Proceedings of the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain. ASABE. St. Joseph, MI. 8 pp.
  • Wheeler, E. F., P. H. Patterson and H. Burley. 2012. Ammonia emission and productivity of laying hens fed diets containing distiller dried grains. Paper C1475. Proceedings of the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain. ASABE. St. Joseph, MI. 8 pp.
  • Wheeler, E.F. 2012. Animal welfare education from an engineering perspective: USA Penn State Extension initiative. Paper P1477. Proceedings of the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain. ASABE. St. Joseph, MI. 9 pp.

Non-reviewed proceedings, non-refereed journal articles, and final (research) reports to sponsors:

  • Asem-Hiablie, S., H. A. Elliott, C.D. Church, J. E. Watson, and C.F. Williams. 2012. Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus.  ASABE Annual International Meeting.  Dallas, TX, July 29 - August 1. Paper No. 121338255.
  • Demirci, A. 2012. Bioprocessing and energy. 13th Gulf Cooperation Council Industrialists' Conference. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 11 pp.
  • Demirci, A. 2012. Decontamination by electrolyzed oxidizing water. Conference of Food Engineering. April 2-4. Leesburg, VA. Pp. 43.
  • Demirci, A. 2012. Decontamination of foods by pulsed ultraviolet light. Conference of Food   Engineering, Leesburg, VA. Pp. 45.
  • Deng, Y. Z. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Characteristics of starch-based cellulosic foam made by microwave expansion. ASABE Paper No. 121338458. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Dallas, TX.  7 pp.
  • Elser, N. & Michael, J.H.  2012.  Knowledge and performance in the pallet industry.  Pallet Central, June.  p. 16-19. 
  • Elser, N. & Michael, J.H.  2012.  Entrepreneurial Strategies and Future Outlooks for the Pallet Industry, Pallet Central, July. p. 15-18. 
  • Elser, N., Michael, J., Kirwan, A., & Gagnon, M. 2012. Knowledge and Performance: The wood pallet and container industry. 18pp.  National Wooden Pallet & Container Assoc. 
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of growth parameters of Kluyveromyces lactis K7 for human lysozyme production in biofilm reactor. ASABE Paper No. NABEC 12-021. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 10 pp.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of human lysozyme production by Kluyveromyces lactis K7 in biofilm reactor. ASABE Paper No. 121337086. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 9 pp.
  • Fang, L. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Analysis of exopolysaccharides from certain strains of Gluconacetobacter xylinus. ASABE Paper No. 121337799, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Dallas, TX.  8 pp.
  • Gu, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Preparation and characterization of homogeneous poly(lactic acid)-cellulose nanowhiskers composite. ASABE Paper No. 121337542, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Dallas, TX.  6 pp.
  • Kushwaha, M.,  L. Chen, H.M. Salis. 2012. GeneGuards Annual Report. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Nov. 31st, 2012. 17p.
  • Liu, J. 2012. Development of Square Bale Handling Systems. Northeast Sun Grant Initiative. 9 pp.
  • Lovrich, N., W. Shi, N. Martinkus, P. Smith,  J. Pierce, A. Kulkarni, M. Gaffney, M. Wolcottc, and S. Brown.  2012.  Integrating Social Capital In Biojet Feedstock Facility Siting Decisions.  In Proceedings of the Sun Grant Initiative 2012 National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, Oct. 2-5, 2012.  New Orleans, LA, USA. Ch. 4, Modeling and Metrics. 8pp.  http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NR/rdonlyres/8CF2F183-8B72-4E48-9E2F-BCAB4E421C7A/3626/42Lovrich_Nicholas.pdf
  • Martinkus, N., A. Kulkarni, N. Lovrich, P. Smith, W. Shi, J. Pierce, M. Wolcott, and S. Brown.  2012.  An Innovative Approach to Identify Regional Bioenergy Infrastructure Sites.  In Proceedings of the 55th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, August 27-31 in Beijing, CHINA.  Ch. 3, Energy and Carbon (EC-3),11pp. http://www.swst.org/meetings/AM12/pdfs/papers/EC-3.pdf
  • Patterson, P.H., R.M. Hulet, T.L. Cravener, M.L. Hile, E.F. Wheeler. 2012. A comparison of pine shavings vs. chopped willow as bedding for rearing broiler chickens. ID 0101-000266. Proceedings of International Poultry Forum 2012. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Shi, W., P.M. Smith, and S. Zhang.  2012.  The Effects of International Trade Show Marketing Strategies on Trade Show Performance: A Preliminary Analysis. In Proceedings of the 55th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, August 27-31, 2012, Beijing, CHINA.  Ch. 1, Global Trade (GT-5), 10pp.  http://www.swst.org/meetings/AM12/pdfs/papers/GT-5.pdf
  • Wang, X., S. R. S. Dev, A. Demirci, R. E. Graves, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Electrolyzed oxidizing water for cleaning-in-place of milking systems on dairy farms - Performance evaluation and assessment, an update. ASABE Paper No. NABEC 12-022. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 12 pp.
  • Wang, X., S. R. S. Dev, A. Demirci, R. E. Graves, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Electrolyzed oxidizing water for cleaning-in-place of milking systems on dairy farms - Performance evaluation and assessment. NABEC Paper Number 12-063. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. p 12.
  • Yi, H., A. Karamchandani, V. M. Puri, and D. Ciolkosz. 2012. Determinations of properties of pelletized biomass and fundamental mechanical properties of granular biofeedstock. Sun Grant Conference, New Orleans, LA, September. 7 p.
  • Yi, H., M. S. Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Structure based computational plant cell wall model. ASABE Technical Paper Number: 121337349.  ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. p 5.
  • Zamil, M. S., M. A. Haque, H, Yi, and V. M. Puri. 2012. A device for plant cell wall testing in tensile loading. ASABE Technical Paper Number: 121337919.  ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. p 6.

Extension Fact Sheets, Circulars, Bulletins, Plans:

  • Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  Is Biomass Heat Right for You?  Penn State Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet Series.  The Pennsylvania State University.  #EE0031.    University Park, PA. 
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  Wood Energy Kids’ Page.  Penn State Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet Series.  The Pennsylvania State University.  #EE0030.    University Park, PA. 
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  Green Buildings and Bioenergy. Penn State Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet Series.  The Pennsylvania State University.  #EE0029.    University Park, PA. 
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  Biomass Heat for the Present and the Future.  Penn State Extension Update.  January, 2012. 
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  Poultry Litter as an Energy Resource.  Penn State Extension Update.  January, 2012.Fabian-Wheeler, E. 2012. Evaluating air quality in livestock housing environments. Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture, eXtension. 14pp.
  • Fabian-Wheeler, E., M. Hile, D. Schmidt. 2012. Odor measurement for animal agriculture. Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture, eXtension. 20pp.
  • Jacobson, M.G., and Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  A Bioenergy Primer for Forest Landowners. Penn State Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet Series.  The Pennsylvania State University.  #EE0027.    University Park, PA. 
  • Jacobson, M.G., and Ciolkosz, D. E., 2012.  A Bioenergy Primer for the Forestry Community. Penn State Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet Series.  The Pennsylvania State University.  #EE0028.    University Park, PA. 
  • Manbeck HB, Murphy DJ. 2012. International Engineering Standard - Ventilating Manure Storages to Reduce Entry Risks. 2012 Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA. November 14-16. (Slide Set)
  • Murphy DJ, 2012. Reducing Risk of Entry into Confined Space Manure Storages. Got Manure? Enhancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability Conference, Syracuse-Liverpool, NY, March 27-28.  (Slide Set)
  • Murphy DJ, Hill DE. 2012.  Penn State Manure Pit Safety & Rescue Demonstration. 2012 Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA. November 14-16.
  • Murphy DJ, Hill, DE, Manbeck HB. 2012. Reducing Risk of Entry into Confined Space Manure Storage Vessels.  Summer Engineering Workshop, State College, PA, May 31.
  • Murphy DJ, Manbeck HB, Steel JS. 2012. Reducing Risk of Entry into Confined Space Manure Storages. Got Manure? Enhancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability Conference, Syracuse-Liverpool, NY, March 27-28.
  • Murphy DJ, Manbeck HB. 2012.  Baseline Survey of Safety Practices for Confined-Space Manure Storage Entry. 2012 Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA. November 14-16. (Slide Set)
  • Murphy DJ. 2012 Manure-pond deaths reinforce need for safety awareness.  Penn State Live. June 8.
  • Murphy, DJ. 2012.  Farm safety expert urges precautions to limit skid-steer accidents, fatalities. Penn State Ag Science News. March 6.
  • Wang-Li, L, O.D. Simmons III, E. F. Wheeler. 2012. Bioaerosol sampling in animal environments. Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture, eXtension. 15pp. http://www.extension.org/sites/default/files/Bioaerosol%20SamplingFINAL.pdf
  • Wheeler E.F. 2012. (Workshop Organizer) Addressing Controversy in Animal Agriculture. Penn State Extension In-Service. April 5, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College PA.

Books, Chapters of Books, Monographs, and Published Book Reviews:

  • Cheng, K. C., S. R. S. Dev, A. Demirci, and K. L. Bialka. 2012. Electrolyzed oxidizing water for food decontamination. In Food Decontamination: Novel Methods and Applications. A. Demirci and M. O. Ngadi, Eds. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
  • Demirci, A. and M. O. Ngadi (Eds). 2012. Food Decontamination: Novel Methods and Applications. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
  • Demirci, A. and N. M. Keklik. 2012. Process design involving pulsed UV-light.  In Handbook of Food Process Design. M. S. Rahman and J. Ahmed, Eds. Blackwell Publishing Limited, Oxford, UK.
  • Dev, S. R. S., N. M. Keklik, A. Demirci, and G. S. V. Raghavan. 2012. Microbiological safety and sanitation of Eggs. In Eggs: Nutrition, consumption, and health. W. Segil and H. Zou, Eds. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, NY.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, and K. Krishnamurthy. 2012. Food decontamination by UV and pulsed UV light. In Food Decontamination: Novel Methods and Applications. A. Demirci and M. O. Ngadi, Eds. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
  • Richard, T. L., D. Brownell, K. Ruamsook, J. Liu, and E. Thomchick. 2012. Biomass Harvest and Logistics. A chapter in Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants. Ed. C. Kole, C.P. Joshi, and D. R. Shonnard. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Workshops, and conference oral and poster presentations:

Extension staff under the direction of, and including Dennis Murphy, have conducted a total of 59 workshops/presentation over the past year covering a total of 81 topics, reaching a total of 2,652 participants.
Staff members and primary areas of responsibility that contribute to extension safety and health include:

  • Dave Hill – Program Director for Managing Farm Emergencies (MFE) program. His team includes 5 State Instructors.
  • Barb Hill – Extension Project Assistant for MFE program
  • Aaron Yoder – Instructor & Sr. Extension Associate for FReSH CoP, ROPS Retrofits for Pennsylvanians,  National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) project, and ASM 326 course.
  • Sam Steel – Sr. Extension Associate, Safety & Health for New & Beginning Farmers
  • Bill Harshman – Sr. Extension Associate for Annual Fatal Injury Summary, development of new demonstrations and simulators, simulator & demonstration maintenance
  • Linda Fetzer – Extension Associate for Farm & Ranch eXtension in Safety & Health (FReSH) Community of Practice (CoP).Elliott, H.A.,  Understanding and Evaluating Waste Treatment Systems.  NRCS Summer Engineering Workshop, State College, PA  May 31, 2012.
  • D.J. Murphy 2012. Penn State Extension: Agricultural Safety and Health. NEWBio All-Hands Conference, State College, PA.  August 20-21.
  • Wheeler E.F. 2012. (Workshop Organizer) Addressing Controversy in Animal Agriculture. Penn State Extension In-Service. April 5, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College PA.

 

  • Ciolkosz, D. organized and hosted the following Bioenergy Short Courses:Bioenergy Symposium: Pathways to the Future.  29 Feb.  State College, PA.Bioenergy Emissions and Health Impacts Short Course.  22 March.  Harrisburg, PA Perennial Grass Energy in the Northeast Short Course.  24-25 October.  Meadville, PA.

 

  • Adeniran, P., A. Chatterjee, C. Grassi, A. Kulkarni, J. Quezada, P. Smith, A. Hawkins, J. Scheib, M. Wolcott, and S. Wertz.  2012.  Strategic Marketing Plan for Biofuels in the Pacific Northwest.  Poster presentation at the NARA Annual Meeting, Sept. 14 in Missoula, MT.
  • Asem-Hiablie, S., H. A. Elliott, C.D. Church, J. E. Watson, and C.F. Williams. 2012. Occurrence and vertical transport of endocrine disrupting compounds in a wastewater spry irrigation system. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting.  Cincinnati, OH. Oct 21-24. 
  • Brandt, R.C. 2012. Odor Assessment Laboratory reports for various clients including: Material Matters, Inc.; Professor Mathew Higgins (Bucknell University), and ElectroCell Technologies, Inc.  
  • Brown, N.R., C. Frantz, F.S. Cannon, and M. Lumadue.  Pyrolysis of Lignin to Create a New Foundry Fuel Source.  Frontiers in Biorefining Conference.  October 30-November 2, 2012.  St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.
  • Brown, N.R., F.S. Cannon, S. Komarneni, C.W. Frantz, M.R. Lumadue, C.N. Delgado, B.G. Diehl, A. Jiles, R.C. Voigt, J.C. Furness, P.D. Paulsen, Z. Zhao, Y.D. Noh, and L. Bhattacharya.  A Novel Foundry Fuel Source Utilizing Biomass Co-Products as Binders and Fuel. USDA Project Director’s Conference.  December 6, 2012.  Washington, D.C.
  • Catchmark, J. M. 2012. Teaching biological engineering design in conjunction with the Penn State Learning Factory. Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1-3.
  • Cheng, K.C. and A. Demirci. 2012. Continuous pullulan fermentation in a PCS biofilm reactor. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coban, H. B., and A. Demirci. 2012. Production of phenyl pyruvic acid and phytase as food additives by microbial fermentation. Allegheny Branch American Society of Microbiology Meeting. University Park, PA.
  • Deng, Y. Z. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Characteristics of starch-based cellulosic foam made by microwave expansion. ASABE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 29-August 1.
  • Diehl, B.G., N.R. Brown, H.D. Watts, and J.D. Kubicki.  Synthesis and characterization of lignin-peptide model compounds.  Brett G. Diehl, Nicole R. Brown, Heath D. Watts and James D. Kubicki.  Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation.  November 2-4, 2012.  University Park, PA.
  • Diehl, B.G., and N.R. Brown.  Crosslinking of single amino acids with lignin model compounds.  Brett G. Diehl and Nicole R. Brown.  Presented at the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation retreat.  May 21-23, 2012.  University Park, PA.
  • Diehl, B.G. and N.R. Brown.  In vitro evidence of lignin-protein cross-linkages.  American Chemical Society.  March, 24, 2012.  San Diego, CA.
  • Elliott, H.A. and J.E. Watson. 2012. Fate of effluent constituents at the Living Filter site. 84th annual technical conference, PA Water Environ. Assoc, St. College, PA. June 3-4, 2012.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of growth parameters of Kluyveromyces lactis K7 for human lysozyme production in biofilm reactor.  Conference of Food Engineering. Leesburg, VA.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of growth parameters of Kluyveromyces lactis k7 for human lysozyme production in biofilm reactor. 27th Annual Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts Options. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of growth parameters of Kluyveromyces lactis k7 for human lysozyme production in biofilm reactor. College of Agricultural Sciences Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Research Expo. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
  • Ercan, D. and A. Demirci. 2012. Optimization of production of human lysozyme by   Kluyveromyces lactis K7 in biofilm reactor. Allegheny Branch American Society of Microbiology Meeting. University Park, PA.
  • Espah Borujeni, A., E. Dong, A.S. Channarasappa, and H.M. Salis. 2012.  Automated design of synthetic small RNAs. Annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). Washington, D.C. August 12-16.
  • Espah Borujeni, A., E. Dong, A.S. Channarasappa, and H.M. Salis. 2012. The ribosomal platform controls translation rate of structured mRNAs according to their geometry and energetics. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA. October 18-31.
  • Fang, L. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Analysis of exopolysaccharides from Certain Strains of Gluconacetobacter xylinus. ASABE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 29-August 1.
  • Farasat, I. and H.M. Salis. 2012. Next-generation metabolic pathway optimization. Annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). Washington, D.C. August 12-16.
  • Farasat, I. and H.M. Salis. 2012. Next-generation metabolic pathway optimization. Bi-Annual Meeting of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC). Berkeley, CA. March 27-29.
  • Farasat, I. and H.M. Salis. 2012. Quantitative sequence-expression-flux mapping to rationally engineering synthetic metabolic pathways. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA. October 18-31.
  • Farasat, I. Emerson D., Collens, J. and H.M. Salis. 2012. Quantitative mapping and systematic optimization of a synthetic metabolic pathway. Annual meeting of the Institute of Biological Engineering. Indianapolis, IN. March 2-3.
  • Fetzer LM, Yoder AM, Murphy DJ. 2012.  Farm and Ranch eXtension Safety and Health Community of Practice.  International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference, Burlington, VT, June 24-28.
  • Frantz, C.W., N.R. Brown, F.S. Cannon, B.G. Diehl, and M.R. Lumadue.  Pyrolyzing lignin to create a new foundry fuel source.   American Chemical Society.  March 25, 2012.  San Diego, CA.
  • Gagnon, K., P. Smith, T. Laninga, J. Marotz-Maroney, M. Vashon, M. Gaffney, I. Ganguly, I. Eastin, and V. Yadama.  2012.  Stakeholder Perceptions.  Poster presentation at the NARA Annual Meeting, Sept. 14 in Missoula, MT.
  • Gagnon, M.A. and J.H. Michael, 2012. A confirmatory factor analysis of sustainable orientation, commitment and identification. Poster session and paper presented at the 2012 Annual Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Gagnon, M.A., Michael, J.H. and Zoumas, B.L, 2012. Growing entrepreneurship in Penn State's Ag Space. Proceedings for the Open 2012. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gething, B. and J.J. Janowiak. 2012. Using Computational Modeling to Enhance the Understanding of the Flow of Supercritical Caron Dioxide in Wood Materials. Poster Presentation, 66th International Convention of the Forest Products
  • Gu, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Preparation and characterization of homogeneous poly(lactic acid)-cellulose nanowhiskers composite. ASABE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 29-August 1.
  • Gu, J., and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Characterization of the adsorption of hemicelluloses and pectin to model cellulose substrates. 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29.
  • Guo, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2012. Low molecular weight cellulose binding polypeptides. Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1-3.
  • Heinemann, P.H., J. Schupp, T.A. Baugher, J. Liu, and W.M. Messner. 2012. Collaborative efforts with a commercialization partner to develop a vacuum assisted harvest system.  ISHS International Symposium of Mechanical Harvesting & Handling Systems of Fruits and Nuts. Lake Alfred, FL. April 1-4.
  • Heinemann, P.H. 2012. Harvest-assist technologies for improving efficiency in apple production. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference. Orillia, ON, Canada. July 15-18.
  • Hile, M. L., E.F. Wheeler and P. H.   Patterson. 2012. Ammonia emissions from chopped willow vs. pine shavings as bedding for broiler chickens. Presentation at the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain.
  • Hoover, K. J.J. Janowiak, B. Gething and R. Mack. Dielectric Heating of Frozen Wood. 10th Annual Meeting of the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group, September 17-21, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Iyer, P. R., T. Nixon, J. M. Catchmark, N. R. Brown, M. Tien. 2012. Biochemistry of bacterial cellulose synthesis: How do bacteria spin the yarn? 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29.
  • Jacobson, M., and D. Ciolkosz.  2012.  Transformative Regional Approaches for Northeast Bioenergy.  Presented at the 2012 Sun Grant National Conference, October 2-4, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Karamchandani, A., H., Yi, V. M. Puri, and D. Ciolkosz. 2012. Pellet quality prediction using physical and mechanical properties of granular feedstock. BioEnergy Symposium, Penn State University, University Park, PA. February 29.
  • Keekyoung Kim, M. Shafayet Zamil, H. Yi, M. Aman Haque, and V. M. Puri. Aqueous state cell wall fragment test under optical microscope. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. November 3-5.
  • Komarneni, S., N.R. Brown, F.S. Cannon, M. Lumadue, C.W. Frantz, B.G. Diehl, Y.D. Noh, R. Voigt, and J. Furness. A novel foundry fuel source.  Penn State Materials Day.  April 23-24.  University Park, PA, USA.
  • Lee, C. M., Y. Park, J. Gu, J. M. Catchmark, D. J. Cosgrove, and S. H. Kim. 2012. Structure of crystalline cellulose during growth in Arabidopsis thaliana and Acetobacter xylinum: A sum-frequencygeneration (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy study. 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29.
  • Liu J. 2012. Mechanical properties of energy crops in fall harvesting season. ASABE 105th Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas. July 29-August 2.
  • Liu, J. 2012. Comparison of biomass handling options: round bales and rectangular bales. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC). Orillia, Ontario, Canada. July 15-19.
  • Lumadue, M.R., F.S. Cannon, and N.R. Brown.  Lignin as Both Fuel and Fusing Binder in Briquetted Anthracite Fines for Foundry Coke Substitute.  Carbon 2012.  June 20.  Warsaw, Poland.
  • Lovrich, N., W. Shi, N. Martinkus, P. Smith,  J. Pierce, A. Kulkarni, M. Gaffney, M. Wolcott, and S. Brown.  2012.  Integrating Social Capital Into Biojet Feedstock Facility Siting Decisions.  Presentation at the Sun Grant Initiative Nat'l Conf.: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, Oct. 2-5 New Orleans, LA.
  • Lovrich, N., W. Shi, N. Martinkus, P. Smith,  J. Pierce, A. Kulkarni, M. Gaffney, M. Wolcott, and S. Brown.  Physical and Social Assets Mapping in the NARA Region.  Poster presentation at the NARA Annual Meeting, Sept. 14 in Missoula, MT.
  • Mack, R., P. Elder, B. Gething, J.J. Janowiak, and K. Hoover. Efficacy of radiofrequency (RF) against  ALB and EAB in roundwood. 10th Annual Meeting of the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group, September 17-21, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Michael, J.H.  2012.  Challenges and opportunities from sustainability metrics and compliance reporting.  Invited presentation at the Sustainable Packaging Forum.  Pittsburg, PA. Sept. 
  • Michael, J.H.  2012.  Commodity product vs. Company Brand.  Invited presentation and training session for the National Wooden Pallet & Container Assoc., Annual Leadership Conference.  Miami, FL.  March.
  • Mowry, J.S., and N.R. Brown.  Differences In Raw Material and Their Effect On Mechanical Properties Of MDF.   Forest Products Society’s 66th International Convention.  June 3-5, 2012.  Washington, DC, USA.
  • Murphy D.J., H.B. Manbeck, J. Tillapaugh,  and J.S. Steel. 2012. Reducing Risk of Entry into Confined Space Manure Storages. Safety 2012 World Injury Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. October 1-4.
  • Nilli, M., H. Yi, V. Crespi, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Examination of the biological hotspot hypothesis as a regulatory mechanism for cell wall's expansive growth by the percolation theory. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. November 3-5, 2012 (Presenters all).
  • Rooney, D., Ciolkosz, D., Yi, H., and V. Puri.  2012.  Performance Characteristics of Small Scale Biomass Pelleting Equipment.  Presented at 2012 NABEC Annual Meeting, Orillia, On, July 17.
  • Rooney, D., Ciolkosz, D., Puri, V., and H. Yi.  2012.  Biomass Densification/Pelletization.  Presented at 2012 Penn State Bioenergy Symposium.  State College, PA. 29 February.
  • Salis, H.M. 2012.  Rational design and optimization of large synthetic genetic systems. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Symposium. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Champaign, IL.  January 30th. (invited)
  • Shi, W. and P. M. Smith. 2012. Examining Trade Show Performance Dimensions and Trade Show Strategies in an International, Emerging Market Venue. Presentation at the 66th International Convention of Forest Products Society. June 5, 2012. Washington D.C.
  • Shi, P.M. Smith and S. Zhang. 2012.  The Effects of International Trade Show Marketing Strategies on Trade Show Performance: A Preliminary Analysis. Presentation at the 55th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology. August 27-31 in Beijing, CHINA.
  • Shi, W., P. M. Smith and S. Zhang. 2012. The Effects of International Trade Show Marketing Strategies on Trade Show Performance. Poster presentation at the 55th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology. August 27-31, 2012. Beijing, China.
  • Smith, P., Lovrich, N., W. Shi, N. Martinkus, J. Pierce, A. Kulkarni, M. Gaffney, and M. Wolcott.  2012.  Physical and Social/Community Asset Mapping in the NARA Region.  Presentation at the NARA Annual Meeting, Sept. 14 in Missoula, MT.
  • Smith, P., P. Adeniran, A. Chatterjee, C. Grassi, A. Kulkarni, J. Quezada, A. Hawkins, J. Scheib, S. Wertz and M. Wolcott.  2012.  Strategic Marketing Plan for Biofuels in the NARA Region.  Presentation at the Penn State Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Fall Seminar Series.  Sept. 25.
  • Smith, P.M.  2012.  Forest (Bio) Products Marketing at Penn State University.  Invited seminar, Beijing Forestry University (BFU), Aug. 30, 2012, Beijing, CHINA.
  • Smith, P.M., K. Gagnon, I. Eastin, I. Ganguly.  2012.  Stakeholder Perceptions.  Presented at the Western Montana Corridor NARA Community Roadmap Development Meeting.  June 13, 2012.  University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
  • Smith, P.M., N.A. Martinkus, A. Kulkarni, N. Lovrich, P.M. Smith, W. Shi, J. Pierce, M. Wolcott, and S. Brown.  2012.  An Innovative Approach to Identify Regional Bioenergy Infrastructure Sites.  Presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.  August 27-31 in Beijing, CHINA.
  • Smith, P.M., N.A. Martinkus, A. Kulkarni, N. Lovrich, W. Shi, J. Pierce, M. Wolcott, and S. Brown.  2012.  An Innovative Approach to Identify Regional Bioenergy Infrastructure Sites.  Presented at the Western Montana Corridor NARA Community Roadmap Development Meeting.  June 13, 2012.  University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
  • Smith, P.M., P. Adeniran, A. Chatterjee, C. Grassi, A. Kulkarni, J. Quezada, A. Hawkins, and J. Scheib.  2012.  Strategic Marketing Plan for Biofuels in the NARA Region.  Presented at the Western Montana Corridor NARA Community Roadmap Development Meeting.  June 13, 2012. University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
  • Steel JS, Murphy DJ, Kiernan, NE, Byler LI, Moist LS, Neiner PR. 2012. Safety and Health Best Practices Resource Manual and Instructor's Guide for new and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.  Poster No. 3. International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference, Burlington, VT, June 24-28. 
  • Tian, T., M. Kushwaha, and H.M. Salis. 2012.  A biophysical model of translational coupling. Bi-Annual Meeting of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC). Cambridge, MA. September 22-24.
  • Uslu, G. and A. Demirci. 2012. Decontamination of synthetic municipal wastewater effluent by pulsed UV. Allegheny Branch American Society of Microbiology Meeting. University Park, PA.
  • Wang, X, S. R. S. Dev, A. Demirci, R. E. Graves, and V. E. Puri. 2012. Cleaning-in-Place of on-farm milking systems using electrolyzed oxidizing water. Allegheny Branch American Society of Microbiology Meeting. University Park, PA.
  • Wang, X., A. Demirci, and V. M. Puri. 2012.  Electrolyzed oxidizing water for cleaning-in-place of milking systems on dairy farms - Performance evaluation and assessment, an update. 27th Annual Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts Options. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
  • Wang, X., A. Demirci, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Electrolyzed oxidizing water for cleaning-in-place of milking systems on dairy farms - Performance evaluation and assessment, an update. College of Agricultural Sciences Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Research Expo. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
  • Wang, X., S. Dev, A. Demirci, R. E. Graves, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water for Cleaning-In-Place of Milking Systems on Dairy Farms - Performance Evaluation and Assessment, An Update. Conference in Food Engineering, Leesburg, VA from April 2-4, 2012. (Presenter: Wang)
  • Wang, X., S.R.S. Dev, A. Demirci, R.E. Graves, and V.M. Puri. 2012.  Electrolyzed oxidizing water for cleaning-in-place of milking systems on dairy farms - performance evaluation and assessment, an update.  Conference of Food Engineering, Leesburg, VA.
  • Wheeler, E. F., P. H. Patterson and H. Burley. 2012. Ammonia emission and productivity of laying hens fed diets containing distiller dried grains. Paper C1475. Presentation at the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain.
  • Wheeler, E.F. 2012. Animal welfare education from an engineering perspective: USA Penn State Extension initiative. Paper P1477. Presentation at the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. Valencia, Spain.
  • Williams, M.R., A.R. Buda, and H.A. Elliott. 2012. Using spatial analysis to assess nitrate sources in two headwater agricultural streams in central Pennsylvania [poster]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual International Meeting. Cincinnati, OH.  Oct 21-24.
  • Yi, H., J. D. Kubicki, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Estimation of Young's modulus of I-beta cellulose using the density functional theory with the dispersion correction. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. November 3-5, 2012.
  • Yi, H., M. S. Zamil, and V. M. Puri. Architecture based multiscale computational modeling of plant cell wall mechanics. Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, Second Annual Retreat, September 16-18, 2011. Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. (Presenters: All)
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. A computational approach to examine the contribution of the major structural polysaccharides and their interactions to the cell wall mechanics. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. November 3-5, 2012.
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Architecture based computational model to investigate interaction between cellulose and other polysaccharides in plant cell wall network. 243rd ACS National Meeting Paper Number 14137. ACS, San Diego, CA. March 27-29, 2012).
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Contribution of major structural polysaccharides and their Interactions to the stiffness of primary cell wall network. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. May 21-23, 2012 (Presenters: All).
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Contribution of matrix polymers to the stiffness of primary cell wall. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. May 21-23, 2012.
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Multiscale computational modeling of architecture based plant cell wall mechanics. Department of Energy Science Review Meeting of the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, Baltimore, MD. March 9-10, 2012.
  • Yi, H., M. Shafayet Zamil, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Multiscale computational modeling of architecture based plant cell wall mechanics. Poster #27. Converging on Materials - Material Day 2012, Sponsored by Materials Research Institute, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802. April 23-24, 2012.
  • Zamil, M. S., H. Yi, M. A. Haque, and V. M. Puri. Stress-strain behavior of onion epidermis cell wall fragment under direct tensile loading. Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, Second Annual Retreat, September 16-18, 2011. Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA.
  • Zamil, M. Shafayet, A. Haque, H. Yi, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Stress-Strain Behavior of Onion Epidermis Plant Cell Wall Fragment in Major and Minor Growth Directions in Vacuo. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. May 21-23, 2012 (Presenters: All).
  • Zamil, M. Shafayet, H. Yi, A. Haque, and V. M. Puri. 2012. Contribution of intercellular interaction to scale-up mechanical properties from fragment to tissue level. CLSF 2012 Semi-Annual Retreat. State College, PA. November 3-5, 2012.