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2024 Spring Seminar Series – Jeff Youngblood

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The 2024 Spring Seminar Series will feature Dr. Jeffrey Youngblood, Professor of Materials Engineering at Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Youngblood will give a talk titled “Nano/Bio is not an either/or choice for composites” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building located at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.

Dr. Youngblood is hosted by Dr. Soledad Peresin, Associate Professor and leader of the Sustainable Bio-based Materials Lab in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. Dr. Youngblood’s presentation will detail how the wonder materials called “cellulose nanomaterials” can be utilized in a variety of applications including composites, food packaging, and construction to improve properties and sustainability.

Dr. Youngblood received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics at Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering working on synthetic polymer chemistry and surface science. After becoming a Postdoc at Cornell University, he joined Purdue University and is currently a Professor of Materials Engineering. His recent focus is on sustainable materials and production methods (including cellulose nanomaterials), ceramics processing, infrastructure materials, additive manufacturing, and PFAS mitigation.

Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Advanced registration is not required.  Refreshments will be available after the seminar. Parking is available on the third and fourth floors in the South Quad Parking Deck across from the CFWE Building on Duncan Drive. To receive announcements about future seminars, download the 2024 Spring Seminar Calendar or request to join our email list at 

Contact the seminar host or Robert Gitzen at if you would like to attend via Zoom or access a recorded version of the seminar.


January 24
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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