Dr. Jilei Zhang

Dr. Jilei  Zhang

Title

  • Warren S. Thompson Professor of Wood Science and Technology

Contact Information

jz27@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-9413
Rm #113, Franklin Center

Overview

Education

  • Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Purdue University, Master of Science (M.S.), Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Nanjing Forestry University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Forestry

Research Interests

Product engineering and strength design of furniture
Natural fiber-based polymer composites and wood-based nano-composites
Non-destructive evaluation of wood and wood-based composites and their structural components

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Publications

Year Publications
2022

Wu, Y., Cai, Y., Yang, F., Gan, J., Zhang, J. 2022. Chemical modification of poplar wood featuring compressible rebound 3D structure as water treatment absorbents. Journal of Cleaner Production 331:129952.

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2022

Samaraweera, H., Nawalage, S., Nayanathara, O. R., Peiris, C., Karunaratne, T. N., Gunatilake, S. R., Thirumalai, R. ., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Mlsna, T. E. 2022. In Situ Synthesis of Zero-Valent Iron-Decorated Lignite Carbon for Aqueous Heavy Metal Remediation. Processes 10(8):1659.

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2021

Zhang, H., Wu, Y., Yang, F., Dong, H., Bian, Y., Jia, H., Xie, X., Zhang, J. 2021. Using cellulose nanocrystal as adjuvant to improve the dispersion ability of multilayer graphene in aqueous suspension. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 9:638744.

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2021

Zhang, X., Navarathna, C. M., Leng, W., Karunaratne, T., Thirumalai, R. V., Kim, Y., Pittman, C. U., Mlsna, T. E., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2021. Lignin-based few-layered graphene-encapsulated iron nanoparticles for water remediation. Chemical Engineering Journal 417:129199.

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2021

Hu, W., Zhang, J. 2021. Study on static lateral load-slip behavior of single-shear stapled connections in plywood for upholstered furniture frame construction. Journal of Wood Science 67:40.

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2021

Konukcu, A. C., Quin, F., Zhang, J. 2021. Effect of growth rings on fracture toughness of wood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 79:1495-1506.

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2021

Wu, Y., Bian, Y., Yang, F., Gan, J., Hu, S., Zhang, J. 2021. Effects of two-organic-acid-dissolved chitosan on antibacterial properties of bamboo pulp-based fabrics. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics 16.

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2021

Cai, Y., Wu, Y., Yang, F., Gan, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, J. 2021. Wood Sponge Reinforced with Polyvinyl Alcohol for Sustainable Oil-Water Separation. ACS Omega 19(6):12866-12876.

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2021

Wu, Y., Zhou, J., Yang, F., Wang, Y., Wang, J., Zhang, J. 2021. A strong multilayered transparent wood with natural wood color and texture. Journal of Materials Science 56:8000-8013.

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2020

Wu, Y., Wu, X., Yang, F., Zhang, H., Feng, X., Zhang, J. 2020. Effect of thermal modification on the nano-mechanical properties of the wood cell wall and waterborne polyacrylic coating. Forests 11(12):1247.

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2020

Gu, Y., Zhang, J. 2020. Tensile properties of natural and synthetic rattan strips used as furniture woven materials. Forests 11(12):1299.

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2020

Hu, L., Tor, O., Shen, L., Zhang, J., Quin, F., Yu, X. 2020. Cushioning capability analysis of seat foundations considering the sitter’s anthropometric dimensions. BioResources 15(4):7992-8007.

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2020

Hu, W., Zhang, J. 2020. Bolt-bearing yield strength of three-layered cross-laminated timber treated with phenol formaldehyde resin. Forests 11(5):551.

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2020

Xu, W., Fang, X., Han, J., Wu, Z., Zhang, J. 2020. Effect of coating thickness on sound absorption property of four wood species commonly used for piano soundboards. Wood and Fiber Science 52(1):28-43.

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2020

Yang, F., Wu, Y., Zhang, S., Zhang, H., Zhao, S., Zhang, J., Fei, B. 2020. Mechanical and thermal properties of waterborne polyurethane coating modified through one-step cellulose nanocrystals/graphene materials sols method. Coatings 10(1):40.

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2020

Zhu, Y., Shen, L., Tor, O., Zhang, J., Liu, L., Yu, X., Hu, L. 2020. Support factor of upholstered seat cushions. AHFE 2020: Advances in Ergonomics in Design 1203:137–142.

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2019

Wu, Y., Tang, Q., Yang, F., Xu, L., Wang, X., Zhang, J. 2019. Mechanical and thermal properties of rice straw cellulose nanofibrils-enhanced polyvinyl alcohol films using freezing-and-thawing cycle method. Cellulose 26:3193-3204.

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2019

Wu, J., Wu, Y., Yang, F., Tang, C., Huang, Q., Zhang, J. 2019. Impact of delignification on morphological, optical and mechanical properties of transparent wood. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 117:324-331.

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2019

Konukcu, A., Zhang, J. 2019. Effects of full-size panel width on cutting yield of wood-based composites as upholstery furniture frame stocks. BioResources 14(2):4181-4193.

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2019

Li, J., Yan, Q., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2019. Efficient conversion of lignin waste to high value bio-graphene oxide nanomaterials. Polymers 11(4):623.

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2019

Yu, X., Chen, C., Demirel, S., Zhang, J. 2019. Static lateral load resistance of parallel bamboo strand panel-to-metal single-bolt connections – Part 2: Fracture model. BioResources 14(3):5747-5763.

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2019

Tor, O., Yu, X., Demirel, S., Hu, L., Zhang, J. 2019. Factors affecting critical screw-driving torques in particleboard. BioResources 14(3):6645-6656.

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2019

Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2019. Mass production of graphene materials from solid carbon sources using a molecular cracking and welding method. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7(23):13978-13985.

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2019

Yang, F., Lan, C., Zhang, H., Guan, J., Zhang, F., Fei, B., Zhang, J. 2019. Study on graphene/CNC-coated bamboo pulp fabric preparation of fabrics with thermal conductivity. Polymers 11(8):1265.

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2019

Chen, C., Xing, Y., Xu, W., Tor, O., Quin, F., Zhang, J. 2019. Cyclic behavior of self-tapping screwed laminated bamboo lumber connections subjected to cycle loadings. BioResources 14(4):7958-7976.

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2019

Chen, C., Kuang, F., Tor, O., Quin, F., Xiong, Z., Zhang, J. 2019. Static lateral load capacity of extruded wood-plastic composite-to-metal single-bolt connections, considering failure at the ends. BioResources 14(4):8987-9000.

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2019

Wu, Y., Wu, X., Shi, T., Chen, H., Wang, H., Sun, M., Zhang, J. 2019. The microstructure and mechanical properties of poplar catkin fibers evaluated by atomic force microscope (AFM) and nanoindentation. Forests 10(11):938.

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2019

Tao, X., Wu, Y., Xu, W., Zhan, X., Zhang, J. 2019. Preparation and characterization of heating floor impregnated by graphene/phenol-formaldehyde resin. Journal of Forestry Engineering 4(5):167-173.

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2019

Chen, C., Xing, Y., Xu, W., Tor, O., Quin, F., Zhang, J. 2019. Ultimate direct withdrawal loads of low shear strength wooden dowels in selected wood species for furniture applications. BioResources 14(4):9214-9227.

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2019

Qi, Y., Shen, L., Zhang, J., Yao, J., Lu, R., Miyakoshi, T. 2019. Species and release characteristics of VOCs in furniture coating process. Environmental Pollution 245:810-819.

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2018

Yan, Q., Zhang, X., Li, J., Hassan, E. M., Wang, C., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2018. Catalytic Conversion of Kraft Lignin to bio-Multilayer Graphene Materials under Different Atmospheres. Journal of Materials Science 53(11):8020-8029.

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2018

Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Hassan, E. M., Wang, C., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2018. Catalytic graphitization of kraft lignin to graphene-based structures with four different transitional metals. Journal of Nanopartical Research 20(223).

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2018

Hu, W., Guan, H., Zhang, J. 2018. Finite element analysis of tensile load resistance of mortise-and-tenon joints considering tenon fit effects. Wood and Fiber Science 50(2):121-131.

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2018

Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2018. Synthetic Bio-Graphene Based Nanomaterials through Different Iron Catalysts. Nanomaterials 8(10):840.

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2018

Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2018. Thermal Decomposition of Kraft Lignin under Gas Atmospheres of Argon, Hydrogen, and Carbon Dioxide. Polymers 10(7):729.

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2018

Zhang, X., Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2018. Effects of physical and chemical states of iron-based catalysts on formation of carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles from kraft lignin. Materials 11(1):139.

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2018

Demirel, S., Tor, O., Yu, X., Zhang, J. 2018. Lateral loads of stapled-glued surface-to-surface joints in oriented strandboard for furniture. Wood and Fiber Science 50(3):280-290.

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2018

Li, M., Zhou, X., Wu, Z., Zhang, J. 2018. Cushion stiffness of upholstered wooden seat foundations when subjected to human sitting forces. BioResources 13(3):6542-6554.

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2018

Wang, Y., Zhang, J. 2018. Contribution of face and core layers to lateral load resistance of single-shear metal-to-particleboard single-screw connections. BioResources 13(4):8911-8929.

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2017

Leng, W., Barnes, H., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. 2017. Effect of processing parameters on the synthesis of lignin-based graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles. Wood and Fiber Science 49(1):22-32.

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2017

Kuang, F., Wu, Z., Quin, F., Zhang, J. 2017. Lateral Load Resistance Behavior Of Wood-Plastic-To-Metal Single-Bolt Connections In Outdoor Furniture. Wood and Fiber Science 49(1):59-72.

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2017

Liu, X., Wu, Z., Zhang, J. 2017. The Effects of Heating Treatment on the Tensile Properties of Palm Petioles Fiber. BioResources 12(1):1335-1343.

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2017

Kuang, F., Xing, Y., Wu, Z., Zhang, J. 2017. Characteristics of screwdriving torques in wood-plastic composites. Wood and Fiber Science 49(2):206-218.

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2017

Liu, X., Wu, Z., Zhang, J., Ge, S. 2017. Tensile and Bending Properties and Correlation of Windmill Palm Fiber. BioResources 12(2):4342-4351.

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2017

Leng, W., Barnes, H., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2017. Temperature and copper concentration effects on formation of graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles from kraft lignin. Materials 10(6):9.

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2017

Zhang, X., Yan, Q., Leng, W., Li, J., Zhang, J., Cai, Z., Hassan, E. M. 2017. Carbon Nanostructure of Kraft Lignin Thermally Treated at 500 to 1000 °C. Materials 10(8):975.

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2017

Li, M., Wu, Z., Tackett, B., Zhang, J. 2017. Human and test bag impact loads on stationary seating. Wood and Fiber Science 49(3):285-300.

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2017

Yu, X., Dai, L., Demirel, S., Liu, H., Zhang, J. 2017. Lateral Load Resistance of Parallel Bamboo Strand Panel-To-Metal Single-Bolt Connections – Part I: Yield Model. Wood and Fiber Science 49(4):424-435.

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2017

Zhang, X., Yan, Q., Hassan, E. M., Li, J., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2017. Temperature effects on formation of carbon-based nanomaterials from kraft lignin. Materials Letters 203:42-45.

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2016

Liu, X., Wu, Z., Zhang, J., Lu, Q., Li, Y. 2016. Influence of heating temperature and time on tensile properties of palm fibers. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University 40(2):149-154.

2016

Leng, W., Barnes, H., Yan, Q., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2016. Low temperature synthesis of multi-layer graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles from kraft lignin. Material Letters 185(2016):131-134.

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2016

Gu, Y., Wu, Z., Zhang, J. 2016. Load-Deflection Behavior of Rattan Chair Seats. Wood and Fiber Science 48(1):13-24.

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2016

Demirel, S., Tor, O., Zhang, J. 2016. In-Plane Bending Moment Resistance Of T-Shaped One-Sided Two-Gusset-Plate Furniture Joints In Oriented Strandboard. Wood and Fiber Science 48(3).

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2016

Tor, O., Demirel, S., Hu, L., Zhang, J. 2016. Effects of Driving Torques on Direct Screw Withdrawal Resistance in OSB. Kastamonu University Journal of Forestry Faculty 16(2):438-446.

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2015

Yan, Q., Li, R., Toghiani, H., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2015. Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanospheres Obtained by Hydrothermal Carbonization of Wood-derived and Other Saccharides. Trends in Renewable Energy 1(2):119-128.

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2015

Zhang, J., Xu, W., Wu, Z., Mao, W., Huang, Q. 2015. Preliminary Study of Effects of Tip Geometry and Material Type of Circular Saws on Cutting Surface Quality of Medium-Density Fiberboard. Forest Products Journal 65(3/4):100-105.

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2015

Zhang, J., Xu, W., Wu, Z. 2015. Compressive Creep and Recovery Behaviors of Seat Cushions in Upholstered Furniture. Wood and Fiber Science 47(4):1-14.

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2015

Zhang, J., Tor, O., Yu, X. 2015. Characteristics of Torques for Driving Screws into Wood-Based Composites. Wood and Fiber Science 47(1):2-16.

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2014

Yan, Q., Toghiani, H., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. 2014. Formation of nano carbon spheres by thermal treatment of woody char from fast pyrolysis process. Wood and Fiber Science 46(4):437-450.

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2014

Seale, R. D., Zhang, J., Yu, X., Tor, O., Quin, F. 2014. Screwdriving torques in particleboards. Wood and Fiber Science 47(1):1-14.

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2013

Yan, Q., Wan, C., Liu, J., Gao, J., Yu, F., Zhange, J., Cai, Z. 2013. Iron Nanoparticles in situ Encapsulated In Biocharbased Carbon As An Effective Catalyst For The Conversion Of Biomass-Derived Syngas To Liquid Hydrocarbons. Green Chemistry 15(6):1631-1640.

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Graduate Students

  • Bradia Henfield
  • Tharindu Karunaratne

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Research Award, 2017 College of Forest Resources and Forest and Wildlife Research Center
    Mississippi State University
  • The CFR/FWRC Research Award
    College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University
  • Warren S. Thompson Professorship
    College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University

Society Memberships

  • Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • American Society for Quality
  • Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
  • Wood-Based Composites Center
  • Forest Products Society
  • Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
  • Wood-Based Composites Center
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology