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Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (ChEMS), College of Engineering

Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane Rm 2100


Graphene; graphite; carbon; cellulose; nanoparticles; nanotechnology; nanocomposites, surfaces; interfaces; polymers, adhesion, surface chemistry; surface characterization; polymer composite processing; ultraviolet light; cellulose nanowhiskers; microfibers; batteries; solar cells; supercapacitors; conductive films.


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University 1974

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Detroit 1967


Batista, M. D. R., Drzal, L. T., Kiziltas, A. and Mielewski, D., “Hybrid Cellulose-Inorganic Reinforcement Polypropylene Composites: Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications” Polymer Composites, v41, pp 1074-1089 (2020).

Yu, Z and Drzal, L.T., “Functionalized Graphene Oxide as Coupling Agent for Graphene Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composites”, Polymer Composites, v41, pp 920-929 (2020).

Din, U., Naresh, N., Umer, R., Khan, K. A., Drzal, L. T., Haq, M, and Cantwell, W.J., “Processing and Out-of-plane Properties of Composites with Embedded Graphene Paper Embedded Composites for EMI Shielding Applications”, Composites Pt A. Appl Sci Manf 134, pp 105901 (2020).

Cho, D., Ji, S. G., and Drzal, L.T., Chemical Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets with CTBN Rubber and Highly Enhanced Impact Strength of Vinyl Ester Resin, J. Ind Engin Chem, 102, pp 293-301 (2021).