Manjusri Misra

Manju Misra
Professor, School of Engineering
Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture

Email:

Phone:

(519) 824-4120 x56766
(519) 824-4120 x58935

Fax:

(519) 763-8933

Education:

B.Sc. Utkal University;
M.Sc. Utkal University;
M.Phill Utkal University;
Ph.D. Utkal University

Location:

Crop Science Building

Room:

423 CRSC
  • 3D printing of bio-based materials
  • Biofibers and biocomposites, wood fiber and wood/plastic composites
  • Synthesis of bio-polyols from plant oils, their polyurethanes and biocomposites
  • Biobased Polyesters and their Composites
  • Biobased Epoxies and their Composites
  • Bio-based polymers (Polylactides-PLA, Polyhydroxyalkanoates-PHAs, Cellulose plastics, Soy protein plastics, Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles-DDGS plastics, lignin plastics, poly (trimethylene terephthalate) - Sorona Polymer), their blends, composites and nanocomposites
  • Surface treatment of micro and nanofibers and fiber-matrix adhesion
  • Biocomposites from flax, hemp, kenaf, jute, sisal, henequen, cellulose, bamboo, talc and fly ash
  • Reactive extrusion processing
  • Extrusion and injection molding of biocomposites
  • Multilayer injection molding
  • Biocomposite sheet molding compounds
  • Biocomposite powder processing (BioSMC)
  • Microwave processing of biocomposites
  • Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) of biocomposites
  • Novel materials derived from starch and chitosan
  • Thermoplastic and thermoset nanocomposites
  • Nanobiocomposites from carbon nanotubes, alumina nanowhisker, silver nanoparticles and cellulose nanocrystals
  • Electrospinning processing
  • Application of nanotechnology in pathogen detection, air pollution detection and remediation, drug delivery systems, pest detection and control, water treatment, agricultural productivity enhancement and safety

Funded Graduate Opportunities available in my research group – M.Sc. in Plant Agriculture*

This graduate opportunity is for graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree in Plant Agriculture for the following research areas in my team.

  • Biomedical Applications for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • 3D Printing of Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • Bioplastics and Biobased Polymers
  • Biocomposites (Natural Fibre Composites) and Polymer Blends
  • Green Composites including Recyclability, Durability and Biodegradability Studies
  • Biobased Nanocomposites and Nanoblends
  • Biomass and Biomaterials Sustainability
  • Value-added Biobased Materials from the Coproducts/Byproducts of Biofuel Industries
  • Biodegradability (Compostability)

For entry in the M.Sc. program, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree Science.

If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please see the chart for acceptable tests and required scores.

For more information on how to apply, please contact me by e mail:

bddcjob@uoguelph.ca with a copy to mmisra@uoguelph.ca

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.

A preliminary selection will be made based on the interviews to qualify the prospective candidate to apply for graduate studies at the University of Guelph. Selection does not guarantee acceptance for graduate studies.

*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Click here for more details on these MSc opportunities with Dr. Misra.


Courses:

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Selected Publications:

Pin, J.M., O. Valerio, M. Misra and A.K. Mohanty. (2017). Impact of Butyl Glycidyl Ether Comonomer on Poly(glycerol–succinate) Architecture and Dynamics for Multifunctional Hyperbranched Polymer Design. Macromolecules. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02424

Valerio, O., M. Misra and A.K. Mohanty. (2017). Improvement of Impact Toughness of Biodegradable Poly (butylene succinate) by Melt Blending with Sustainable Biobased Glycerol Elastomers. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s10924-017-1015-4

Mashouf Roudsari, G., A.K. Mohanty and M. Misra. (2017). Exploring the effect of poly (propylene carbonate) polyol in biobased epoxy interpenetrating network. ACS Omega. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00458

Poursorkhabi, V., A.K. Mohanty and M. Misra. (2016). Statistical analysis of the effects of carbonization parameters on the structure of carbonized electrospun organosolv lignin fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. DOI: 10.1002/app.44005

Coativy, G., M. Misra and A.K. Mohanty. (2016). Synthesis of Shape Memory Poly (glycerol sebacate)‐Stearate Polymer. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600294.

Wagner, A., V. Poursorkhabi, A.K. Mohanty and M. Misra. (2014). Analysis of Porous Electrospun Fibers from Poly (L-lactic acid)/Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Blends. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/sc5000495.

Reddy, M.M, S. Vivekanandhan, M. Misra, S.K. Bhatia and A.K. Mohanty. (2013) Biobased plastics and bionanocomposites: Current Status and Future Opportunities. Progress in Polymer Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2013.05.006.

Mohanty, A.K, M. Misra and G. Hinrichsen. (2000) Biofibres, biodegradable polymers and biocomposites: an overview. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1439-2054(20000301)276:1<1::AID-MAME1>3.0.CO;2-W.

For a complete list of publications, please visit the Bioproducts Discovery & Development website:
https://bioproductscentre.com/research/publications