Ioan Negulescu Biography (Retired)

Ioan Negulescu

Ioan Negulescu

Retired Professor

Areas of Expertise

Textiles, Chemical Engineering


PhD – Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași, 1973

Research Interests

  • Chemistry and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Polymers and Textile Materials
  • Rheology of Polymeric Systems
  • Medical Polymers
  • Polymer Reinforced Asphalts
  • Nonwoven Textile Composite Materials


  • The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy: Reclaimed Materials, Bio-binders and Related Bio-Paving Products. USDA/CREES Multistate Hatch Project S-1041. Project Dates: 12/01/2013 – 30/09/2018.
  • Physical Characterization of Finished Alligator Mississippiensis and Other Exotic Leathers. USDA/NIFA Hatch Project. Project Dates: 4/01/2014 – 30/09/2018.
  • Textile Coloration with Metallic Nanoparticles.

Courses Taught

  • TAM 4034 Textile and Apparel Product Evaluation
  • TAM 4043 Advanced Textiles
  • TAM 7043 Seminar: Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
  • CHEM 4010 Macromolecular Systems I (Co-teaching)


Silaban, A., Bai, R., Gutierrez-Wing, M. T., Negulescu, I. I. and Rusch, K. A. Effect of Organic Carbon, C:N Ratio and Light on the Growth and Lipid Productivity of Microalgae/Cyanobacteria Coculture. Engineering in Life Sciences, Vol. 14(1), pp. 47-56 (2014).

Baumgardner, G. L., Hardee, J. R., Negulescu, I. I., Williams, E. R., Howard, I. L. and  St John, R. C. Quantitative Analysis of Functional Polymer in Recycled Tire Rubber Used in Modified Asphalt Binders.  International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 15, Suppl. 1, pp. 263-278 (2014).

Negulescu, I. and Uglea, C.V. (2013). Polymeric Micelles, Chapter 7 in M. Popa and C.V. Uglea (eds), Polymeric Nanomedicines. Bentham Science Publishers, Sharjah, UAE, p. 251-292.

Rosu, Cornelia; Negulescu, Ioan I.; Cueto, Rafael; Laine, Roger; Daly, William H. Synthesis and Characterization of Complex Mixtures Consisting of Cyclic and Linear Polyamides from Ethyl Bis-​Ketal Galactarates. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry. 50(9), 940-952 (2013).

Cristina Stefanescu, William H. Daly, Ioan I. Negulescu. Biocomposite Films Prepared from Ionic Liquid Solutions of Chitosan and Cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers 387:435–443 (2012)

Negulescu, Ioan I. and Uglea, Constantin V. (2006). Biological Activity of Oxidized Polysaccharides. In: Modified Fibres for Medical and Specialty Applications. Ed. Edwards, Goheen, Buschle-Diller. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chapter 8, 125-143.

John R. Collier, Ioan I. Negulescu and Billie J. Collier, US Patent 6,511,746 "Cellulosic Microfibers" issued to LSU on January 28 2003.

Ioan I. Negulescu (with C.I.  Simionescu), Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds. Vol. IV, Polyaddition, Romanian Academy Press, Bucharest, 1993, 482 pages, ISBN 973-27-0359-8.

Ioan I. Negulescu (with C.V. Uglea), Synthesis and Characterization of Oligomers, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 1991, 385 pages, ISBN 0-8493-4954-0.