Welcome


دکتر حسین یوسفی
Dr. Hossein Yousefi     

* Assistant Professor at Wood Eng. & Tech., Gorgan University of Agriculture Sci & Natural Resources, IRAN

* CEO at Nano Novin Polymer Co. (www.nanonovin.com), Since 2010-Ongoing                                                                                                                                                 


Research interests:

Bio-based Nanopolymers, Nanocomposites and Foams

Nanocellulose, Nanochitin: Preparation, Properties and Application

All-Cellulose Nanocomposites

Nanowelding



Honors & Awards:

  1. Outstanding CEO of the year award (Among CEOs of science-based companies), Mazandaran Province, Iran, 2013.
  2. Outstanding CEO out of CEOs of science-based companies located in Mazandaran Sci. and Tech. Park, Iran, 2013.
  3. President's Award for Distinguished Graduate PhD Student. Iran, 2012. (http://utcan.ut.ac.ir/news/news325.htm).
  4. Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of the Year Award. Iran, 2012. (http://utcan.ut.ac.ir/news/news395.htm).
  5. Distinguished Researcher Award. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, 2011.
  6. Distinguished Graduate PhD Student. University of Tehran, 2011.
  7. First-ranked lecture (out of 22) in The Sixth International Workshop on Green Composites. September 8-10, 2010, Gumi, Korea.
  8. First-ranked lecture (out of 48) in the 12th National Conference on Nanotechnology Graduated Students. May, 23-24, 2012. Tehran, Iran. (http://www.nano.ir/newstext.php?Code=10960)
  9. Ranked 3rd in MSc entrance exam (out of 263). Iran, 2003.
  10. Ranked 1st in the PhD entrance exam (out of 32). University of Tehran, 2005.
  11. University of Tehran PhD Fellowship, 2006-2011 (GPA: 19.03 out of 20).

 

 

Peer Reviewed Papers:

          
(2013)

  1. Elyas Afra, Hossein Yousefi, Mohamad Hadilam, Takashi Nishino. Comparative Effect of mechanical beating and nanofibrillation of cellulose on paper properties made from bagasse and softwoods. Carbohydrate Polymers. 97 (2013): 725–730.
    730
  2. Hossein Yousefi, Sahab Hejazi, Mohamad Mousavi, Yoshio Azusa, Amir Hossein Heidari. Comparative study on paper and nanopaper properties prepared from bacterial cellulose and fibers/ground nanofibers of canola straw. Industrial Crops and Products, 43 (2013): 732-737.
  3. Mohamad Mahdi Hadilam, Elyas Afra, Hossein Yousefi. The utilization effect of cellulose nanofibers on the properties of paper prepare with bagasse. Journal of Forest and Wood Products (2013). Accepted
  4. Iman Shahabi, Hossein Yousefi, Faramarz Khodaiyan, Saied Mohamad Mousavi. Preparation and characterization of nanocellulose from beer industrial residues using acid hydrolysis/ultrasound. Carbohydrate Polymers. Under review.


(2012)

  1. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Alireza Shakeri, Mehdi Faezipour, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Masura Kotera. Water-repellent all-cellulose nanocomposite using silane coupling treatment. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. DOI:10.1080/01694243.2012.695954.
  2. Elyas Afra, Sahba Alinia, Hossein Yousefi, Hossein Resalati. Effect of the mixing time of fiber/nanofiber suspension on the physical and mechnaical properties of papers. Journal of Wood and Forest Sciences and Researches. Accepted.
  3. Mohamad Hadilam, Elyas Afra, Ali Ghasemian, Hossein Yousefi. Preparation and properties evaluation of ground cellulose nanofibers. Journal of Wood and Forest Sciences and Researches. Accepted.
  4. Mohamad Javad Mousavi, Mehdi Faezipour, Hossein Yousefi. Effect of using nanoclay on the properties of medium density fiberboard (MDF). Iranian Wood and Paper Science Researches. Accepted.


(2011 and Before)

  1. Hossein Yousefi. Canola straw as a bio-waste resource for Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) manufacture. Waste Management 29: 2644–2648 (2009).
  2. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Mehdi Faezipour, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Alireza Shakeri, Seira Morimone. All-cellulose nanocomposite made from nanofibrillated cellulose fibers. Advanced Composites letters 19, 190-195 (2010).
  3. Hossein Yousefi, Mehdi Faezipour, Takashi Nishino, Alireza Shakeri, Ghanbar Ebrahimi. All-cellulose composite and nanocomposite made from partially dissolved micro and nano fibers of canola straw. Polymer Journal 43, 6: 559–564 (2011).
  4. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Mehdi Faezipour, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Alireza Shakeri. Direct fabrication of all-cellulose nanocomposite from cellulose microfibers using ionic liquid-based nanowelding. Biomacromolecules 12, 4080-4085 (2011).
  5. Reza Zahed, Hadi Gholamian, Asghar Tarmian, Hossein Yousefi. Mass transfer in medium density fiberboard (MDF) modified by Na+montmorillonite (Na+MMT) nanoclay. Maderas. Ciencia y Tecnología 13, 2: 163-172 (2011).
  6. Reza Zahedsheijani, Mehdi Faezipour, Asghar Tarmian, Mohamad Layeghi, Hossein Yousefi. The effect of Na+ montmorillonite (NaMMT) nanoclay on thermal properties of medium density fiberboard (MDF). European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. Accepted (2011).


Conferences
  1. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Mehdi Faezipour, Ghanbar Ebrahimi. Cellulose Nanowelding. The Seventh International Workshop on Green Composites (IWGC-7). August 28-30, 2012, Hamamatsu, Japan.
  2. Hossein Yousefi, Mehdi Faezipour, Takashi Nishino, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Alireza Shakeri. Nanocomposite fabrication using direct nanowelding of cellulose fibers. 12th National Conference on Nanotechnology Graduated Students. May 23-24, Tehran, Iran.
  3. Hossein Yousefi, Mahdi Mashkour. The application and commercialization of cellulose nanofiber. The First National Conference on Application of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (NAN2012), May 17-18, 2012. University of Tehran, Iran.
  4. Hadi Hasanjanzadeh, Hossein Yousefi, Sahab Hedjazi. Super Grinding: A fast, simple and high-yield method to produce cellulose nanofiber. The First National Conference on Application of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (NAN2012), May 17-18, 2012. University of Tehran, Iran.
  5. Mohamad Mousavi, Hossein Yousefi, Hadi Hasanjanzadeh, Rohollah Yousefi. Preparation, Properties and Application of bacterial cellulose nanofibers. The First National Conference on Application of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (NAN2012), May 17-18, 2012. University of Tehran, Iran.
  6. Hossein Yousefi, Ghanabr Ebrahimi, Mahdi  Mashkour, Takashi Nishino. Cellulose nanofiber (CNF) for nanocomposites production: Opportunities and challenges. The Sixth International Workshop on Green Composites. September 8-10, 2010, Gumi, Korea.
  7. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Mehdi Faezipour, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Seira Morimune, Yasumasa Okuno, Y., All-cellulose nanocomposites from agricultural residues: A high toughness and fully green material. The Sixth International Workshop on Green Composites. September 8-10, 2010, Gumi, Korea.
  8. Hossein Yousefi, Takashi Nishino, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Mehdi  Faezipour, Alireza Shakeri. All-cellulose composites and nanocomposites: An overview. The Sixth International Workshop on Green Composites. September 8-10, 2010, Gumi, Korea.
  9. Hossein Yousefi, Ghanbar Ebrahimi, Alireza Shakeri. All cellulose nanocomposite made by solvent-based nanowelding process. The 2011 International Conference on Textile Engineering and Materials. September 23-25, 2011, Tianjin, China.
  10. Hossein Yousefi, Mahdi Mashkour. Making huge opportunities in lignocellulosic industries using tiny technology of nano. National Conference on the Roadmap of Supplying Raw Materials and Developing Iranian Wood and Paper Industries. Gorgan, Iran. 2006.
  11. Hossein Yousefi, Assad Hashemi, Khadijeh Azizi. Nanocellulsoe: A promising bio-based nanomaterial. First Conference on the Applications of New Technologies in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Rasht, Iran. 2005. 



Professional/experimental Skills:

Production of nanometer-sized materials using:

Acid hydrolysis, Bacterial synthesis, Electrospinning, Super grinding, Homogenizing, Partial dissolution, TEMPO-mediated oxidation


Characterizing nanostructured materials using:

X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Tensile test, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Dynamic thermomechanical analysis (DTMA), Optical transparency, Air permeability, Tear test, Burst test, Water droplet contact angle,


Other techniques:

Direct nanowelding of micrometer-sized materials: For making nanocomposites

Sol-gel: For making ultra thin hydrophobic layer on hydophilic surface

Spin coating: For making ultra thin hydrophobic layer on hydophilic surface

Super critical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2): For making foams, drying nanomaterials and making water-repellent nano-structured materials

Freeze drying: For making foams and drying nanomaterials

In-situ polymerization: For grafting polymers to bio-based materials to make nanocomposites



Thesis Advised/Supervised (Defended/Ongoing)

  1. Comparative Study on the Properties of Paper Produced from Chemi-mechanical Pulp (CMP)  Reinforced with Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) and   Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC).
  2. Production and Properties Evaluation of Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Prepared from  α-cellulose and comparative assessment of its using on  chemical paper and bleached  bagasse  paper.
  3. Preparation and properties evaluation of nanopaper and micropaper reinforced with the cellulose nanofibers of rice straw in an integrated bio-refinery. 
  4. Production and functional properties study of all-cellulose nanocomposite made from cellulose nanofibers of bagasse for packaging applications.
  5. Fabricating cellulose-starch aerogel nanocomposite and evaluating associated properties.  
  6. Properties evaluation of nanocellulose and nanochitin produced by Nano Novin Polymer Co.
  7. A study of physical, mechanical and morphological properties of modified nanocellulose/polyuretan.
  8. The effect of nanofibrilated cellulose produced from tea stem combined with polyacrylamide on CMP pulp and paper


Dissertation Advised/Supervised (Defended/Ongoing)

  1. Modification of the functional properties in kefiran biopolymer by Irradiation, nano cellulose and nano-ZnO and investigating nano-ZnO   releasing in food simulant.
  2. Type effect of drying method on the properties of cellulose nanofibers/nanowhiskers and nanocomposites thereof.
  3. Effect of pulping variables and mechanical pre-treatments on the energy consumption and properties of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) isolated from wheat straw.


Research periods:

February 2010 to December 2011: Kobe University, Kyoto University and Fukushima University, Japan.


Reviewer of ISI Journals:

- Cellulose

- Carbohydrate Polymers

- Composite Part B

- Bioresources

  

 

 

Inventions/patents:

  1. Direct fabrication of nanocomposite using nanowelding of cellulose fibers. Iranian Intellectual Organization, 2011.
  2. Nanocellulose production using top-down solvent–based isolation. Iranian Intellectual Organization, 2011.
  3. High-yield production of nanocellulose using chemi-mechanical method. Iranian Intellectual Organization, 2013.



Professional Membership:

 American Chemical Society (ID:30222945).

 TAPPI’s INSCC (International Nanocellulose Standards Coordination Committee)

 Iranian Association of Wood and Paper Sciences and Industries.


Activities/Interests:

Art: Calligraphy (Teaching)

Sport: Wrestling, Mountain Climbing and Swimming


Other Skills:

IT: Familiar with Word, Excel, Power Point, Auto CAD, SPSS, Minitab, Fityk, Image tool, Photoshop,
Languages: Persian, English and basic Japanese

 

 

 

 





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