Mark S. Driscoll | Chemistry | SUNY-ESF
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Mark S. DriscollResearch Associate (Cy)

Mark Driscoll

163 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-6848
mdriscol@esf.edu

Dr. Driscoll’s additional duties include:
Director, Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Director, Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam Technology Center
SUNY ESF, Radiation Safety Officer
 

Education

• Ph.D., Chemistry, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, 1992.
• B.S., Chemistry, St. John's University, Queens, 1982.
 

Research Interests

• Pretreatment of lignocellulosic material for chemical and fuel production
• Ultraviolet and viable light curing of polymers
• Electron beam and X-ray curing of polymers
• Effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on materials
• Electron beam degradation of organic compounds
• Radiation grafting
• Nano cellulose
• Radiation dosimetry
• Natural based coatings, adhesives and composites
 

Courses

• Analytical Chemistry I
• Analytical Chemistry II
• Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry
• Introduction to Resin Chemistry
• Radiation Curing of Polymers
• Radiation Curing Equipment, Instrumentation and Safety
 

Selected Publications

Palm, A.; Driscoll, M.S.; Smith, J.L. and Larsen, L.S.: “Electron Beam Assisted Recycling of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics” American Nuclear Society, 2016, in press.

Driscoll, M.S.; Palm, A.; Smith, J.L.; Smith, L. and Larsen, L.S: “Flexural Strength Properties of an Electron Beam Radiation Crosslinked Wood Plastic Composite” American Nuclear Society, 2016, in press.

Driscoll, M.S.; Berejka, A.; Montoney, D.; Dispenza, D.; Poveromo, L.; Galloway, R. and Cleland, M.: “Energy Conservation in Carbon Fiber Composite Curing” Proceedings, RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Bi, Y.; Meyer, R.W. and Larsen, L.S.: “Design of a Blue LED Array for Curing Fiberglass-Reinforced Composite” Proceedings, RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Bi, Y.; Meyer, R.W. and Larsen, L.S.: “Visible Light Curing of Fiberglass-Reinforced Ballistic Panels” Proceedings, RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Berejka, A.; Montoney, D.; Dispenza, D.; Poveromo, L.; Galloway, R.; Cleland, M. and Driscoll, M.: “Curing Carbon Fiber Composites for Automotive Applications” Proceedings, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA, 2016.

Berejka, A.; Montoney, D.; Dispenza, D.; Poveromo, L.; Galloway, R.; Cleland, M. and Driscoll, M.: “Power Demands for Curing Carbon Fiber Composites for Automotives Components” Proceedings, Society of Automotive Engineers 2016 World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, Michigan, 2016.

Palm, A.; Smith, J.L.; Driscoll, M.S.; Smith, L. and Larsen, L.S: “Chemical Constituent Influence on Ionizing Radiation Treatment of a Wood-Plastic Composite”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 124, 2016, pp 164-168.

Dongre, P.; Driscoll, M.S.; Amidon, T. and Bujanovic, B.: “Lignin-Furfural Based Adhesives”, Energies, Vol. 8, 2015, pp 7897-7914.

Palm, A.; Smith, J.L.; Driscoll, M.S.; Smith, L. and Larsen, L.S.: “Influence of Ionizing Radiation on the Mechanical Properties of a Wood-Plastic Composite”, Physics Procedia, Vol. 66, 2015, pp 595-603.

Smith, J.L.; Steele, S.; Driscoll, M.S.; Daley, D. and Bhatia, S.K. “Development of Innovative PAM-Coated Fibers for Erosion and Sediment Control,” Tenth International Conference on Geosynthetics, September 21-25, 2014, Berlin, Germany.

Smith, S.; Bergey, N.S.; Salamanca-Cardona, L.; Stipanovic, A and Driscoll, M. “Electron Beam Pretreatment of Switchgrass to Enhance Enzymatic Hydrolysis to Produce Sugars for Biofuels”, Carbohydrate Polymer, Vol. 100, 2014, pp 195-201.

Driscoll, M.S.; Stipanovic, A.J.; Cheng, K.; Barber, V.A.; Manning, M.; Smith, J.L. and Smith, S. “Ionizing Radiation and a Wood-based Biorefinery” Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 94, 2014, pp 217-220.

Selected Plenary and Invited Presentations

Driscoll, M.S.: “Electron Beam Assisted Production of Biofuels and Biomaterials” 18th International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP), Vancouver, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; LaVerne, J.A.; Poster, D.L. and Al-Sheikhly, M.: “G-Values of Lignocellulosic Materials for the Production of Nanoparticles” 18th International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP), Vancouver, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.: “A Hardwood Based Biorefinery” University of Reims, Reims, France, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Bi, Y.; Meyer, R.W. and Larsen, L.S.: “Visible Light Curing of Fiberglass-Reinforced Ballistic Panels” RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Berejka, A.; Montoney, D.; Dispenza, D.; Poveromo, L.; Galloway, R. and Cleland, M.: “Energy Conservation in Carbon Fiber Composite Curing” RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Bi, Y.; Meyer, R.W. and Larsen, L.S.: “Design of a Blue LED Array for Curing Fiberglass-Reinforced Composite” RadTech 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Berejka, A.; Montoney, D.; Dispenza, D.; Poveromo, L.; Galloway, R. and Cleland, M.: “X-ray Curing of Carbon Composites” CIRMS Annual Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.: “Low Energy Electron Beams Applications in Academia” Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2016.

Driscoll, M.S.; Palm, A.; Smith, J.L.; Smith, L. and Larsen, L.S.: “Electron Beam Treatment of a Wood-Plastic Composite” 13th Tihany Symposium on Radiation Chemistry, Balatonalmádi, Hungary, 2015.

Driscoll, M.S.; Smith, J.L. and Larsen, L.S.: “Electron Beam and a Wood Based Biorefinery” American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington D.C., 2015.

Driscoll, M.S.: “Pursuing a Radiation Advanced Manufacturing Center” CIRMS Annual Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2015.

Driscoll, M.S.: “What’s in the Future for Self-Contained Irradiators and Their Users?” CIRMS Annual Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2015.

Driscoll, M.S.; Bi, Y. and Smith, J.L.: “Stopping Speeding Bullets With Light Cured Impact Resistant Panels” RadTech UV/EB West, Redondo Beach, CA, 2015.

Driscoll, M.S.: “Reducing the Recalcitrance of Woody Biomass Using Electron Beam Irradiation” Frontiers in Biorefining, St. Simons Island, GA, 2014.

Driscoll, M.S.; Corbett, D.; Dongre, P.; Goundalkar, M.; Therasme, O.; Wood, C. and Bujanovic, B.: “The Effect of Electron Beam Radiation on Wood Lignin” Ionizing Radiation and Polymers (IRaP), Jeju Island, Korea, 2014.

Driscoll, M.S.; Smith, J.L. and Larsen, L.S.: “Electron Beam, Wood and the Production of Value Added Products” Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, San Antonio, Texas, 2014.

Driscoll, M.S. and Larsen, L.S.: “Radiation Initiated Polymerization of Wood Impregnants” RadTech 2014, Chicago, Illinois, 2014.

Driscoll, M.S.: “Advanced Manufacturing at the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry” CIRMS Annual Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2014.


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Jackson Doe-MensahJackson Doe-Mensah
ijdohner@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Meyer and Driscoll
  • Area of Study: Wood Science
  • Undergraduate Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Sc

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Personal Statement
Wood is the world's most promising natural composite material. Undoubtedly, if we studied wood and clearly understood its formation & growth; its use and engineering potentials (like we understand the human body), we could've been living in a more sustainable and advanced world especially in the areas of energy and construction among others. Action research is my passion. If anything has the potential of augmenting our knowledge, promoting creativity & innovation, informing decision making & leadership and/or improving living standards, then its worth researching. I envision equal and borderless educational opportunities for ALL.

Favorite Quotes
|1.| Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave... |2.| Drugs are nothing compared to the ecstasy of ERUDITION - Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne

Research Interests
Anatomy & Mechanical Properties of Wood | Biomaterials, Wood-based composites | Sustainable Wood Processing and Utilization


Richard ListRichard List
rllist@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Meyer and Driscoll
  • Area of Study: Paper Science and Engineering

Andrew PalmAndrew Palm
adpalm@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Driscoll
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering