Armando McDonald, Ph.D.
Professor of Renewable Materials Chemistry
Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1133
- M.S. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand May 1986
- Post Graduate Diploma in Science in Chemistry University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand May 1984
- Ph.D. Philosophy York University Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 1993
Carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry
Wood materials chemistry and wood science
Biopolymer and Biomaterials science
Natural products chemistry
Wang, X., Sotoudehniakarani, F., Yu, Z., Morrell, J.J., Cappellazzi, J., McDonald, A.G. (2019) Evaluation of corrugated cardboard biochar as reinforcing fiber on properties, biodegradability and weatherability of wood-plastic composites. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 168: 108955. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.108955.
Alayat, A., Echeverria, E., Sotoudehniakarani, F., Mcllroy, D.N., McDonald, A.G. (2019) Alumina coated silica nanosprings (NS) support based cobalt catalysts for liquid hydrocarbon fuel production from syngas. Materials. 12: 1810. doi:10.3390/ma12111810.
Sotoudehniakarani, F., Alayat, A., McDonald, A.G. (2019) Production and characterization of bio-oil and biochar from fast pyrolysis of Chlorella vulgaris algae. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 139: 258-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2019.02.014.
Luo, S., Cao, J., McDonald, A.G. (2018) Cross-linking of technical lignin via esterification and thermally initiated free radical reaction. Industrial Crops and Products. 121: 169-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.05.007.
Wei, L., Guho, N., Coats, E.R., McDonald, A.G., (2014) Characterization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) biosynthesized by mixed microbial consortia fed fermented dairy manure. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. DOI: 10.1002/app.40333.
Luo, G., Kengne, B-A.F., McIlroy, D.N., McDonald, A.G. (2014) A novel nano Fischer-Tropsch catalyst for the production of hydrocarbons. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. DOI 10.1002/ep.11916.
Pohjanlehto, H., Setälä, H.M., Kiely, D.E., McDonald, A.G. (2014) Lignin-xylaric acid-polyurethane based polymer network systems: preparation and characterization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 131(1): DOI: 10.1002/app.39714.
Wang, Z., Pecha, B., Westerhof, R., Kersten, S., Li, C-Z., McDonald, A.G., Garcia-Perez, M. (2014) Effect of cellulose crystallinity on solid/liquid phase reactions responsible for the formation of carbonaceous residues during slow pyrolysis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53(8): 2940–2955.
Zhou, S., Garcia-Perez, M., Pecha, B., McDonald, A.G., Kersten, S. Westerhof, R. (2014) Effect of particle size on the composition of lignin derived oligomers obtained by fast pyrolysis of beech wood. Fuel. 125:15-19.
You can view a full list of publications in Armando McDonald's CV.
NZ-FRI Achievement in Science Award for Inter-disciplinary Science, April 1997
Carter Holt Harvey-New Ventures Ideas to Business Entrepreneur Awards 2001: Business Case, October 2001
Biobased composite materials research which includes fiber modifications and product prototype development.
Synthesis of lignin based polymers for use as thermoplastics and adhesives.
Biosynthesis and property evaluation of the bioplastic, polyhydroxyalkanoates.
Proteomic studies on wood formation in Douglas-fir.
Biomass syngas upgrading to biofuels by catalytic conversion.
Generation of bio-oils from pyrolysis of biomass.
Conversion of biomass waste into value added bioproducts.