Ioan Negulescu


232 Human Ecology

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College of Agriculture

Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising


Textiles, Chemical Engineering



Grace Drew Lehmann Professorship in Human Ecology

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

Current Research

  • 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 Textile Science
  • TAM 7043 Graduate Seminar TAM
  • CHEM 4010 Macromolecular Systems I (Co-teaching)


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.


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.


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


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.


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, 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).


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).