William T. Winter
215 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Education / Experience
Ph.D., 1974, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Arthritis Foundation Fellow, Purdue University 1973-1977; Assistant Professor, 1977; Associate Professor, 1983-1987, Polytechnic University (now NYU Poly); Visiting Scientist, CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble, France, 1984-1985,1990, 1995; AFRC-Norwich, UK, 1989; Visiting Professor, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 1987-1995, Visiting scientist- Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 1985,1986. Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division (CELL) of the American Chemical Society- Treasurer 1990-1992; Awards Chair 2005-2008. He is also an associate of the ACS Committee on Chemical Nomenclature. Dr. Winter serves on grant review panels for NSF, NIH, and EPA and the governments of Austria and Canada, is a frequent reviewer of grant applications and original research submissions to numerous journals, and a participant in National Academy of Science topical workshops.
Current Graduate Advisees
- Degree Sought: PHD
- Graduate Advisor(s): Winter
- Area of Study: Polymer Chemistry
- Previous Graduate Study: South China University of Tech (cellulose chemistry )
Recent Alumni of the Winter Lab
- DeAnn Barnhart (PhD, 2011) currently an Applications Scientist with NU Instruments LTD, Wrexham, Wales, UK. DeAnn initiated our work with High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning NMR with her thesis on "The in situ characterization of plant cell wall components through NMR spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction”.
- Jessica Hatch Spiese (PhD, 2011) currently enjoying her young son, as her husband starts his new Assistant Professor position in Chemistry at Ohio Northern University. Jess will be looking for suitable professional opportunities in western Ohio once her family settles into their new home. Dr. Winter was Jess's 'co-advisor' with Arthur J. Stipanovic as her major professor. Her thesis was entitled “The effect of the morphology and crystal polymorphic structure of cellulose on the activity of cellulase enzymes”.
- Kun Cheng (PhD, 2010) currently a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor M. Pauly, of the Energy BioSciences Institute at UC-Berkeley. His thesis was entitled “An investigation of lignocellulosic biomass including: Compositional modeling, novel pretreatments and extraction of cellulose nanocrystals .”
Representative Publications and Presentations
- Winter, WT (2013) <B>Scattered thoughts on fiber diffraction at the dawn of its second century.</B> Presented at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11.
- Zhao X-F, Winter WT.(2012) <B>Producing cellulose acetate nanoparticles by the "ouzo" effect.</B> Presented at the 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23.
- Barnhart, D., D.L. Kaplan, W.T. Winter, B.J. Panilaitis, and D.J. Kiemle. (2012) Structural details of the polyelectrolytic exopolysaccharide (APE), the stabilizing component of the Acinetobacter venetianus RAG emulsan complex. Carbohydrate Polymers 88(1):257-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.12.006
- Driscoll, M., A. Stipanovic, W. Winter, K. Cheng, M. Manning, J. Spiese, R. A. Galloway, and M. R. Cleland (2009)Electron beam irradiation of cellulose, Radiation Physics and Chem., 78(7-8): 539-542.
- Goodrich, J. D. and W. T. Winter (2009) Green composites prepared from cellulose nanoparticles In “Polysaccharide Materials, Performance by Design”, ACS Symposium Series v. 1017, pp 153-168 Eds. Kevin J. Edgar, Thomas Heinze, and Charles M. Buchanan DOI: 10.1021/bk-2009-1017.ch008
- Winter, W. T. and D. Barnhart (2009) HR-MAS: The Other NMR Approach to Polysaccharide Solids In “Polysaccharide Materials, Performance by Design”, ACS Symposium Series v. 1017, pp 261-270, Eds. Kevin J. Edgar, Thomas Heinze, and Charles M. Buchanan DOI: 10.1021/bk-2009-1017.ch015.
- Goodrich, J.D., D. Bhattacharya and W. T. Winter Cellulose and Chitin as Nanoscopic Biomaterials In The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials (Eds. Lucian A. Lucia and Orlando Rojas) 2009 Wiley, New York Ch8, 207-229.
- Bhattacharya, D., L.T. Germinario, and W. T. Winter (2008) Isolation, preparation and characterization of cellulose microfibers obtained from bagasse. Carbohydr. Polym. , 73, 371-377.
- Chen, Y., A. J. Stipanovic, W. T. Winter, D. B. Wilson and Y.-J. Kim (2007) Effect of digestion by pure cellulases on crystallinity and average chain length for bacterial and microcrystalline celluloses, Cellulose, 14, 283-293.
- Goodrich, J. D. and W. T. Winter (2007) α-Chitin Nanocrystals Prepared from Shrimp Shells and Their Specific Surface Area Measurement, Biomacromolecules, 8, 252–257.
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