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About the Author

Dr. Joseph Marcinko is President & Principal Scientist of Polymer Synergies, LLC and a Principal Scientist for Bio-Polymer Technologies, Ltd. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Akron in 1992, his M.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1990, and his B.S. from King’s College in 1983.

Dr. Joseph Marcinko


Patents

“Protein-Containing Adhesives, and Manufacture and Use Thereof” (U.S. Patent,9,416,303

“Protein Adhesives Containing An Anhydride, Carboxylic Acid, and/or Carboxylate Salt Compound And Their Use” (U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/677,399)

“Protein-Containing Emulsions and Adhesives and Manufacture and Use Thereof” (U.S. Patent, 9,309,444)

“Protein-Containing Adhesives, and Manufacture and Use Thereof” (U.S. Patent, 8,916,668)

“Protein-Containing Emulsions and Adhesives and Manufacture and Use Thereof” (U.S. Patent, 8,519,031)

“Protein-Containing Foams, Manufacture and Use Thereof” (U.S. Patent, 8,623,931) “Graft Copolymer and Repellent Composition” (U.S. Patent Application 20130017744)

“Repellent Composition Containing Graft Copolymer, Graft copolymer and Method of Preparing Graft Copolymer. ” (U.S. Patent, 7,968,662)

“Adhesive Formulations Containing Urea Additives, Methods of Forming Plywood Therewith, and Plywood Products Made Thereby” (US Patent Application 20080292886)

“Cold Curable Isocyanate Adhesives with Reduced Foaming” (U.S. Patent Application 20050010013).

“Lignocellulosic Composites, Adhesive Systems and Processes” (U.S. Patent Application 20050176913).

“Alternative Moisture Cure Catalysts and Cold Curing Polyisocyanate Adhesives Prepared Therefrom” (U.S. Patent 6,878,795)

“Self-Release Binder System” (U.S. Patent, 5,554,438) "Polyurethane Extended Nip Press Blanket" (U.S. Patent, 4,944,844)


Selected Publications

Investigations of the Molecular Interactions of Soy Based Adhesives”, Forest Products Journal, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2010.

“Comparative Studies of Hydrophobic Surface Treatments for TiO2: n-Octylphosphonic Acid and n-Octyltriethoxysilane,” in Silanes and Other Coupling Agents, Vol. 4, K.L. Mittal, Editor, VSP BV, The Neatherlands, 2007

“Deuterium NMR of Water in Wood and Moisture Cure Adhesives”, www.polymersynergies.com, 2005.

13C Solid State NMR Studies of the Effect of Moisture Content on the Molecular Dynamics of Whole Wood”, Forest Products Journal, (2004).

“Solid State Two-Dimensional NMR Studies of Polymeric Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (PMDI) Reactions in Wood”, Forest Products Journal, 53(6), p 63,  2003.

Release Technology for OSB Bonded with MDI-Based Binders, Proceedings of Wood Adhesives 2000, pp. 93-103, The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, The Forest Products Society Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 22-23, 2000.

Why Does Chewing Gum Stick to Hair and What Does This Have to Do with Lignocellulosic Composite Adhesion, Proceedings of Wood Adhesives 2000, pp. 111-125, The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, The Forest Products Society Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 22-23, 2000.

“Solid State NMR Studies of Polymeric Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (PMDI) Derived Species in Wood, Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 71, No. 4,  pp. 377-394 (1999).

 “Exploring The Physicochemical Nature of Lignocellulosic Structural Composite Adhesion” Proceedings of the Fifth Structural Adhesives in Engineering Conference, Bristol, UK; and Forest Products Journal, Vol.49 No.5, (1999).

 “Investigating the Molecular and Bulk Dynamics of PMDI / Wood and UF / Wood Composites” Forest Products Journal, Vol.48 No.6, (1998).

“Polyurethane Elastomer Morphology as Observed by Inversion Recovery Cross Polarization NMR”, Proc. Of Am. Chem. Soc. Poly. Mat. Sci. and Eng. (1997).

“Studies of the Effect of Water Permeation on the Chain Packings and Segmental Motions of Polyurethane Elastomers”, Proc. Of Am. Chem. Soc. Poly. Mat. Sci. and Eng. (1996).

"An Overview of the Correlations Between NMR Cross-Polarization Time Constants and Dynamic Moduli", Makromol. Symp., Vol. 86, 251 (1994).

“Application of NMR Cross Polarization/Modulus Correlations to a Series of Polyurethane Elastomers”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 51, 1777 (1994).

“A Relationship Between NMR Cross Polarization Rates and Dynamic Modulae of Polymers”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 48,677 (1993).

“Correlations Involving Modulae and Cross Polarization Time Constants for a Series of Polyurethane Elastomers”,  J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 45, 391 (1992).

“Effect of Dispersion State on Ceramic Green Body Morphology” Polym. Preprints, 33(1) (1992).

“Settling Behavior of Alumina Dispersions and Resultant Green Body Characteristics: Solvent, Binder, and Dispersant Competition in Model Systems”, Proc. Mat. Res. Soc., 216 (1991).

"Variable Temperature Spin-Lattice Relaxation in the Study of the Local Chain Dynamics of Polyurethane Elastomers",  J. Polym. Sci.; Part C: Polym. Lett. , 28, 301-306 (1990).

"A Preliminary Correlation Between Macroscopic and Microscopic Polymer Properties: Dynamic Storage Modulus vs. CPMAS NMR Cross Polarization Rates", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 40, 1717-1725 (1990).

"Studies of Polymer Morphology with 13C Inversion Recovery Cross Polarization NMR", Polym. Bulletin, 21, 229 (1989).