Sam Lukubira

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Chemical Engineering

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Amod A. Ogale

Committee Member

Dr. Douglas Hirt

Committee Member

Dr. Christopher Kitchens

Committee Member

Dr. Paul Dawson


Sustainability concerns arising from over-use of fossil-derived materials have prompted renewed interest in developing and use of products from renewable biomass. Agricultural materials like soy, starches, cellulose esters and co-products like lignin, soybean meal, feather meal, blood meal and others are being investigated for bioplastic applications. Unlike fossil-based plastics, most of these materials are biodegradable and obtained from renewable precursors, hence sustainable.



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