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CHEN, JONATHAN Y

Jonathan Y Chen

Professor, Renewable Fiber and Composite Laboratory Coordinator, Professor
Division of Textiles and Apparel, School of Human Ecology


jychen2@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-0633

Office Location
GEA 304

Ph.D., The University of Leeds, England (1995)
Postdoc., Louisiana State University (1997)

Dr. Jonathan Y. Chen has been working in the disciplinary area of textile science and engineering for over 30 years. He has expertise in structure, process, and applications of renewable and polymeric fiber materials; production and evaluation of biobased fiber composites; nonwoven and knitting technologies; and objective evaluation of apparel fabrics.

His current research focuses are on development of bio-functional micron/nano cellulose fiber for apparel and medical fabrics; production and evaluation of biobased nonwoven composites for automotive interiors; fabrication and characterization of activated carbon fiber materials for end uses in protective garments, water/air filtration, bio- and chemical-contaminant cleanup, and noise absorption and insulation.

He has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, and technical conference proceedings relevant to textile materials, polymers, composites, bioresource technologies, and material testing. Dr. Chen’s teaching interests cover textile science, textile/apparel manufacturing, specialty fiber/textile materials, textile numerical modeling, and advanced textile research methods. Dr. Chen is Fellow of The Textile Institute (CText FTI) and a member of Bio-Environmental Polymer Society. He is serving on the editorial boards for Journal of Industrial Textiles and Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy.

Professional affiliations:
Fellow of The Textile Institute
Member of Bio-Environmental Polymer Society

Biobased Fiber and Composite Materials (fiber, textile, composite, polymer, nanomaterial)

Recent Publications

Sun, L., Chen, J.Y., Jiang, W., and Lynch, V. Crystalline Characteristics of Cellulose Fiber and Film Regenerated from Ionic Liquid Solution. Carbohydrate Polymers, 118(2015), 150-155.

Chen, J.Y. Chapter 4  Man-made fibres: regenerated cellulose fibres. in Textiles and fashion: materials, design and technology, Rose Sinclair Ed. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, England. 2015. Pp 79-95.

Chen, J.Y., Sun, L., Jiang, W., and Lynch, V. Using ionic liquid to fabricate regenerated cellulose/nanosilver fiber with antimicrobial and no-leaching performance. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 2015, 30(1), 17-33. DOI: 10.1177/0883911514556960.

Chen, J.Y., Sun, L., Jiang, and Edwards, J.V. Regenerated Cellulose Fiber and Film Immobilized with Lysozyme. BioceramicsDevelopment and Applications, 2014, 4(1): 078. doi: 10.4172/2090-5025.1000078.

Hao, A., Chen, Y., and Chen J.Y. Creep and Recovery Behavior of Kenaf/Polypropylene Nonwoven Composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/app.40726.

Chen, J.Y. and Jiang, N. Fabrication and Characterization of Carbonized and Activated Cotton Nonwovens. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2014, 43(3), 338-349.

Edwards, V., B Condon, P Sawhney, M Reynolds, C Allen, S Nam, A Bopp, J Chen and N Prevost, Electrokinetic analysis of hydroentangled greige cotton-synthetic fiber blends for absorbent technologies, Textile Research Journal, 2013, 83(18), 1950–1960.

Hao, A., Zhao, H., and Chen, J.Y. Kenaf/Polypropylene Nonwoven Composites: the Influence of Manufacturing Conditions on Mechanical, Thermal, and Acoustical Performance. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2013, 54(11), 44–51.

Jiang, W., Sun, L., Hao, A., Lynch, V., and Chen, J.Y. Nano-particles modified cellulose films regenerated from ionic liquid solutions. Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, 2012; 8(3):71-77.

Hao, A., Zhao, H., Jiang, Wei, and Chen, J.Y. Mechanical Properties of Kenaf/Polypropylene Nonwoven Composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2012, 20(4), 959-966.

Yu, F. and Chen, J.Y. Chapter 12: Lignocellulosic Biomass Processing. in Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing, Nurhan Dunford Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA. 2012, pp. 293-311.

Jiang, W., Sun, L., Hao, A., and Chen, J. Y. Regenerated Cellulose Fibers from Waste Bagasse Using Ionic Liquid. Textile Research Journal, 2011, 81(18), 1949–1958.

Sun, L., Chen, J.Y., Negulescu, I.I., Moore, M.M., and Collier, B.J. Kinetics Modeling of Dynamic Pyrolysis of Bagasse Fibers. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102, 1951–1958.

Hao, A., Jiang, W., and Chen, J.Y.  Sunn Hemp Fiber Physical and Thermal Properties in Comparison with Kenaf and Jute Fibers. in Plant Fibers as Renewable Feedstocks for Biofuel and Bio-based Products, Charles Webber and Aimin Liu Eds. CCG International, Inc., St. Paul, MN. 2011, pp. 2–15.

J. Y. Chen, D. Müller, C. König, K. Nießen, and J. Müssig. Spunlaced Flax/Polypropylene Nonwoven as Auto Interior Material: Acoustical and Fogging Performance. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 2010, 4, 330–337.

Chen, J.Y. and Liu, F. Chapter 14 Bast Fibers: From Plants to Products. in Industrial Crops and Uses, Bharat Singh Ed. CABI, Wallingford, UK. 2010, pp. 308–325.

Chen, J.Y. Chapter 10: Nonwoven Textiles in Automotive Interiors. in Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles, Roger Chapman Ed. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, England. 2010, pp. 184–201.

Fellow of The Textile Institute (2014)

Faculty Research Award of LSU School of Human Ecology (2005)

Faculty Service Award of LSU School of Human Ecology (2003)

Faculty Research Award of LSU School of Human Ecology (1999)

Gamma Sigma Delta the Honor Society of Agriculture (2000)

Co-author of the award-winning paper, Fabrication and Finishing of Nonwoven Blankets from Recycled Fiber, AATCC International Conference & Exhibition Technical Paper Competition, October 21, 2001, Greenville, SC.

Co-author of the award-winning paper, Natural Colored Cotton for Specialty Textile Products, AATCC International Conference & Exhibition Technical Paper Competition, October 13, 1999, Charlotte, NC.

Co-author of the award-winning paper, Performance of Flame Retardant and Water Repellent Finishes for Kenaf/Cotton Blended Fabrics, in the AATCC International Technical Paper Competition, Sept. 28, 1997, Atlanta, GA.

Recent Presentations

Chen, J.Y, L. Sun, W. Jiang, and V. Lynch. Fabrication of Regenerated Cellulose/Nanosilver Fiber Using Ionic Liquid. International Symposium on Fibers Interfacing the World. Fiber Society, October 23–25, 2013, Clemson, SC.

Chen, J.Y.  Fabrication of functional regenerated cellulose fiber and film using ionic liquids, and auto interior nonwoven composites. Annual Meeting of USDA Multistate Cooperative Research Project S-1054: Biobased Fibrous Materials and Cleaner Technologies for a Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Textile Industry.November 1, 2013, Washington, DC.

Chen, J.Y., Sun, L., Hao, A., and Jiang, W. Functional Fiber, Film, and Composite from Raw Cellulose. 6th International Conference 2013 on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-based Plastics & Composites. April 10-12, 2013, Cologne, Germany. (invited speaker)

Chen, J.Y. Renewable and Functional Fiber/Film/Composite Materials. The UT Science Undergraduate Research Group (SURGe) research seminar series, November 30, 2012, Austin, TX. (invited speaker)

Hao A, Yuan L, Zhao H, Chen J.Y. Notch effects and crack propagation analysis of kenaf/polypropylene nonwoven composites (poster). SAMPE Tech, October 22-25, 2012, Charleston, SC.

Chen, J.Y., Sun, L., Jiang, W., Hao, A., and Li, W. Nanoparticle-Modified Cellulose Films for Potential Transportation End Uses. 20th Annual Meeting of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, Sept. 18-21, 2012, Denton, Texas.

Hao A, Yuan L, Zhao H, Chen JY. Notch effects on kenaf/polypropylene nonwoven composites as automotive interior material (poster). 20th Annual Meeting of BioEnviromental Polymer Society, September 18-21; 2012, Denton, TX.

Hao, A., Zhao, H., and Chen, J.Y. Natural Fiber Nonwoven Composites for a Lighter Weight Vehicle (poster). University of Texas Energy Forum, February 2–3, 2012, Austin, Texas.

Jiang, W., Sun, L., Hao, A., and Chen, J.Y. Nanoparticle-Modified Cellulose Film Regenerated with Ionic Liquid. American Chemical Society 67th Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM 2011), November 9-12, 2011, Austin, TX.

Chen, J.Y. and Sun, L. Engineered Antimicrobial Cellulose Fiber. American Filtration and Separations Society Fall Conference, October 17-20, 2011, Houston, TX.

Chen, J.Y., Sun, L., and Jiang, Wei. A green approach for producing regenerated cellulose fiber and film. 19th Annual Meeting of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, Sept. 28-30, 2011, Vienna, Austria.

Chen, J.Y., L. Sun, A. Hao, W. Jiang, and F. Yu.  Bioconversion of Fiber Crops into High-Value Fiber, Film, Composite, and Hydrocarbon (poster presentation). Annual meeting and symposium of the USDA Multistate Research Project, S1041, "The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy." August 1-2, 2011, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Sun, L. and Chen, J.Y.  Nanosilver-Reinforced Antimicrobial Cellulose Fiber. 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, June 6–8, 2011, Washington, DC.

Sun, L., Hao, A., Jiang, W., and Chen, J. Y.  Bioconversion of Fiber Crops into Hydrocarbons and High-Performance Fibers and Composites (poster presentation). University of Texas School of Human Ecology Fashion Show, April 21, 2011, Austin, Texas.

Sun, L., Hao, A., Jiang, W., and Chen, J.Y.  Integrated Research on Bioconversion of Fiber Crops into Hydrocarbons and High-Performance Fibers and Composites (poster presentation). University of Texas Energy Forum, February 3–4, 2011, Austin, Texas.

Chen, J.Y. Green Fibers for a Grenn Automotive Industry. Keynote speech at the 18th Annual Meeting of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. October 13-15, 2010, Toronto, Canada. (keynote speaker)

Sun, L. and Chen, J.Y. Cellulose/Nanoparticle Composite Fibers. 18th Annual Meeting of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. October 15, 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Chen, J.Y. New Processing Technologies for Bast Fiber Production. MOST-USDA Agro-Product Processing Forum, September 17-20, 2010, Shanghai, China.

Hao, A., Jiang, W., and Chen, J.Y. Study of Sunnhemp Fiber: Thermal and Mechanical Properties in Comparison with Kenaf, and Jute Fibers. International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuels and Biobased Products, August 11-13, 2010, Austin, TX.

Jiang, W., Sun, L., Hao, A., and Chen, J.Y. New Approach for Converting Waste Bagasse into Regenerated Cellulose Fiber. International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuels and Biobased Products, August 11-13, 2010, Austin, TX.

Sun, L, Jiang, W., and Chen, J.Y. Nano Particle/Cellulose Composite Fibers Generated from Ionic Liquid Solutions. 85th Regional Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, April 8-10, 2010, Houston, TX.

Chen, J.Y, Sun, L., and Xu, B. Bioconversion of Agricultural Crops and Residues into Regenerated Cellulose Fibers. International Fundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) 12th Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

Chen, J.Y., Jiang, N., and Parikh, D.V. Acoustical Performance of Cotton Nonwoven Composites. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

TXA 214K Product Development

TXA 260L Advanced Textiles (current)

TXA 260M Advanced Textiles Laboratory (current)

TXA 205 Textiles

TXA 105L Textiles Laboratory 

TXA 365 Maymester China’s role in globalization of textile manufacture and fashion retailing

NSC 109 Maymester Seminar

TXA 394 Specialty Fiber/Textile Matarials

TXA 395 Textile Numerical Modeling

TXA 392 Research Problem in Textile and Apparel Technology