Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals since 2010

  1. Whitfield, T., Kuboki, T.*, Wood, J., Ugresic, V., Sathyanarayana, S., and Dagnon, K. Effects of Process Parameters on Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites throughout the Direct Long-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Process. Polymer Engineering & Science, Accepted and Published Online, October 2017.

  2. Kasemphaibulsuk, P., Holzner, M., Kuboki, T.*, and Hrymak, A. Foam Injection Molding of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites with Laminate Skins. Polymer Composites, Accepted and Published Online, July 2017.

  3. Whitfield, T., Kuboki, T.*, Wood, J., Ugresic, V., Sathyanarayana, S., and Dagnon, K. Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites throughout the Direct Long-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Process. Polymer Engineering & Science, Accepted and Published Online, February 2017.

  4. Arifin, W., Kuboki, T.* Effects of Thermoplastic Elastomers on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate). Polymer Composites, Accepted and Published Online, August 2016.

  5. Arifin, W., Kuboki, T.* Effects of Glass Fibers on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate). Polymer Composites, Accepted and Published Online, March 2016.

  6. Shui, T, Feng, F., Chen, G., Li, A., Yuan, Z., Kuboki, T.*, and Xu, C.* Synthesis of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose using Bleached Crude Cellulose Fractionated from Cornstalk. Biomass and Bioenergy, 105, 51-58, October 2017.

  7. Shui, T., Feng, F., Yuan, Z., Kuboki, T., and Xu, C.* Highly Efficient Organosolv Fractionation of Cornstalk into Cellulose and Lignin in Organic Acids. Bioresource Technology, 218, 953–961, July 2016.

  8. Nofar, M. Majithiya, K. Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. The Foamability of Low-Melt-Strength Linear PP with Nanoclay and Coupling Agent. Journal of Cellular Plastics, 48, 271-287, 2012.

  9. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. The Effects of Nanoclay on the Extrusion Foaming of Wood Fiber/Polyethylene Nanocomposites. Polymer Engineering and Science, 51, 1014-1022, 2011.

  10. Zhai, W. T., Kuboki, T., Wang, L., Park, C. B., Lee, E. K., and Naguib, H. E. Cell Structure Evolution and the Crystallization Behavior of Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites Foams Blown in Continuous Extrusion. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 9834-9845, 2010.

  11. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., Sain, M., and Kontopoulou, M. The Effects of Clay Dispersion on the Mechanical, Physical, and Flame-Retarding Properties of Wood Fiber/Polyethylene/Clay Nanocomposites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118, 452-461, 2010.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings since 2010

 

  1. Kasemphaibulsuk, P., Holzner, M., Kuboki, T.*, and Hrymak, A. Injection Molding of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composite Foams with Laminate Skins. Annual Technical Conference 2017 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #371, 8-10 May 2017, Anaheim, California, USA.

  2. Whitfield, T., Kuboki, T.*, Wood, J., Ugresic, V., Sathyanarayana, S., and Dagnon, K. Effects of Extruder Temperature and Screw Speed on Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites throughout the Direct Long-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Process. Annual Technical Conference 2017 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #369, 8-10 May 2017, Anaheim, California, USA.

  3. Fan, Y.*, Liu, Y. C., Whitfield, T., Kuboki, T., Wood, J. T., and Ugresic, V. Effects of Processing Parameters on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of D-LFT Glass Fiber/Polyamide 6 Composites. Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2016 of Society of Plastics Engineers, 7-9 September 2016, Novi, Michigan, USA.

  4. Whitfield, T., Kuboki, T.*, and Wood, J. Degradation of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide Composites during Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Direct Extrusion Compression Moulding Process. Annual Technical Conference 2016 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #252, 23-25 May 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Page 18 of 29.

  5. Arifin, W. and Kuboki, T.* Effects of Thermoplastic Elastomers on Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate). Annual Technical Conference 2016 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #248, 23-25 May 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 

  6. Jonnalagadda, D. S. and Kuboki, T.* Effects of Wood and Cellulose Flours on Crystallization Behaviors of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate). Annual Technical Conference 2015 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #2097203, 23-25 March 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  7. Arifin, W. and Kuboki, T.* Effect of Glass Fiber on Mechanical Properties of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrateco-3-hydroxyhexanoate). Annual Technical Conference 2015 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #2097529, 23-25 March 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  8. Ding, W. D.*, Kuo, P. Y., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Foaming of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites: The Effect of Cellulose Fiber Type. Annual Technical Conference 2013 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #1591117, 21-24 April 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

  9. Ding, W. D., Kuboki, T., Zhao, N., Malm, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Biocomposites and Their Foams. CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) International Congress 2012, Paper #1569579241, 4-6 June 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  10. Ding, W. D., Wong, A., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. In Situ Observation of the Foaming Processes of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Biocomposites. Annual Technical Conference 2012 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper # PENG-12-60136, 2-4 April 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  11. Ding, W. D., Kuboki, T., Koyama, R., Park, and C. B., Sain, M. Solid-State Foaming of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Biocomposites. Annual Technical Conference 2011 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0595, 1-5 May 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  12. Koyama, R., Kuboki, T., Ding, W. D., Adhikary, K. B., Chen, N., and Park, C. B. Extrusion Foaming of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Biocomposites. Annual Technical Conference 2011 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0370, 1-5 May 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  13. Nofar, M., Majithiya, K., Kuboki, T., Bonnet, T., and Park, C. B. Investigating the Foamability of Low Melt Strength Homopolymer Linear PP and Coupling Agent by using Nanoclay. Annual Technical Conference 2011 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0361, 1-5 May 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  14. Kuboki, T., Lee, J. W. S., Koyama, R., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composite Foams. CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) Forum 2010, Paper #100, 7-9 June 2010, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

  15. Chen, N., Kuboki, T., Islam, S., and Park, C. B. Development of Crosslinked Woodfiber/Elastomer Foams. Annual Technical Conference 2010 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #589, 16-20 May 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  16. Zhai, W. T., Lee, R. E. K., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. A Study of Extrusion Foaming Behavior of Random and Block Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites with Using CO2 as Physical Blowing Agent. Annual Technical Conference 2010 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #570, 16-20 May 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  17. Kuboki, T., Koyama, R., Lee, J. W. S., Park, C. B., Zhang, J., Wu, Q., and Sain, M., Extrusion Foaming of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. 2009 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, 8-13 November 2009, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

  18. Kuboki, T., Lee, J. W. S., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Foam Injection Molding of Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0713, 22-24 June 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

  19. Chen, N., Hasan, M. M., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. Effect of Crosslinking on the Solubility of N2 in Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA). Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0520, 22-24 June 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

  20. Chen, N., Wang, J., Li, Y. G., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. Effect of a Blowing Agent on the Flow Properties in Extrusion and Injection Molding. Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0518, 22-24 June 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

  21. Zhai, W. T., Leung, S. N., Wang, L., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B., The Fundamental Issues About the Effect of Nano-Particles on the Foaming Behavior of Nanocomposites. 11th Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes, 19-20 May 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

  22. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Effect of Nanoclay on Extrusion Foaming of WF/PP/Clay Composites Using N2. 2008 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, 16-21 November 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  23. Yoon, J. D., Kuboki, T., Jung, P. U., Wang, J., and Park, C. B. Injection Foam Molding of Wood-Fiber/Plastic Composites. PPS-24 (The Polymer Processing Society 24th Annual Meeting), 15-19 June 2008, Salerno, Italy.

  24. Guo, G., Rizvi, G. M., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., Sain, M., and Nutt, S. R. Morphological Characterization of Bio-Fiber Composite Foams. PPS-24 (The Polymer Processing Society 24th Annual Meeting), 15-19 June 2008, Salerno, Italy.

  25. Kuboki, T., Lee, Y. H., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Mechanical Properties and Foamability of Cellulose Fiber Composites. CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) Forum 2008, Paper #1569102337, 5-8 June 2008, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  26. Kuboki, T., Lee, Y. H., Lee, J. W. S., Zhu, W., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Effects of Clay on Mechanical Properties of Injection Molded High-Density Polyethylene/Clay Nanocomposite Foams. Annual Technical Conference 2008 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #0448, 4-8 May 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.

  27. Lee, Y. H., Sain, M., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. Extrusion Foaming of Nano-Clay-Filled Wood Fiber Composites for Automotive Applications. SAE 2008 World Congress, Paper #08M-262, 14-17 April 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

  28. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. The Effects of Nanoclay on the Extrusion Foaming of Wood Fiber/Polyethylene Nanocomposites. Simha Symposium on Polymer Physics and Polymer Nanocomposites 2007 Symposium, 17-19 October 2007, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada.

  29. Kuboki, T., Lee, Y. H., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Foaming Behaviour of Cellulose Fibre Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composites. Annual Technical Conference 2007 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #303253, 6-10 May 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. pp. 2214-2218.

  30. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Effect of Nano-Clay on Foaming of WF/HDPE Composites. Annual Technical Conference 2007 of Society of Plastics Engineers, Paper #304092, 6-10 May 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. pp. 2224-2229.

  31. Kuboki, T., Lee, Y. H., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Mechanical Properties of Rice Hull/High Density Polyethylene and Wood/High Density Polyethylene Composites. SAE 2007 World Congress, Paper #2007-01-0576, 16-19 April 2007, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

  32. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Influence of Interfacial Interaction on the Foamability of Wood Fiber/HDPE Composites. SAE 2007 World Congress, Paper #2007-01-0577, 16-19 April 2007, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

  33. Kuboki, T., Lee, Y. H., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Mechanical Properties of Rice Hull / Polypropylene Composites. Annual Technical Conference 2006 of Society of Plastics Engineers, 7-11 May 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. pp. 204-208.

  34. Lee, Y. H., Kuboki, T., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Effect of Clay Dispersion on the Mechanical Properties and Flammability of Wood Fiber/Clay/HDPE Composites. 6th Global Wood and Natural Fibre Composites Symposium, 5-6 April 2006, Kassel, Germany.

Abstracts, Presentations to Professional Meetings since 2010

  1. Schober, M.*, Kuboki, T., Ameri, E, Hohe, J., and Gumbsch, P. Effects of Process Parameters on Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Consolidated Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide6 Tapes. Joint Annual Meeting of GAMM, March 6-10, 2017, Ilmenau, Weimar, Germany.

  2. Kabir, A.*, Mahmood, N., Yuan, Z., Kuboki, T., and Xu, C. Modified lignin: a biobased antioxidant for polyolefins. 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 16-19, 2016, Québec, Québec, Canada.

  3. (Poster) Whitfield, T.*, Kuboki, T., Wood, J., and Ugresic, V. Thermogravimetric Analysis of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6. Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2016 of Society of Plastics Engineers, 7-9 September 2016, Novi, Michigan, USA.

  4. Shui, T.*, Feng, S., Yuan, Z., Kuboki, T., and Xu, C. Novel low-pressure and low-temperature process using carboxylic acids as solvents for fractionation of cornstalk into lignin and cellulose. 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 4-7, 2015, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  5. (Poster) Zhao, N.*, Kuboki, T., Mark, L.H., Park, C.B., and Li, Q. Foaming of Microfibrillated Cellulose Reinforced Polyvinyl Alcohol Biocomposites. 4th International Conference on Biofoams, August 27-29, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. P.

  6. Wong, A.*, Wijnands, S. F. L., Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. The Effect of Exfoliation on the Foamability of HDPE-Nanoclay Composites Blown with CO2. Polymer Processing Society Americas Conference 2012, May 21-24, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

  7. (Poster) Malm, T.*, Kuboki, T., Ding, W. D., Zhao, and N., Park, C. B. The Effect of Lubrication Aids in Extrusion Foaming of Wood Fiber/Polylactic Acid Biocomposites. 12th International Conference on Biocomposites: Transition to Green Materials, May 6-8, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

  8. Ding, W. D., Wong, A., Kuboki, T.*, Koyama, R., Park, C. B., and Sain, M. Foaming of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Poly(Lactic Acid) Biocomposites. Forest Products Society 65th International Convention, 19-21 June 2011, Portland, Oregon, USA.

  9. (First Prize in Poster Competition) Chen, N.*, Kuboki, T., and Park, C. B. The Effects of Crosslinking on Elastomer Foaming. FOAMS 2010, September 30 - October 1, 2010, Seattle, Washington, USA. Page 22 of 29 P10. Koyama, R., Ding, W. D., Kuboki, T.*, Adhikary, K. B., Chen, N., and Park, C. B. Foaming Behaviour of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Biocomposites. 11th International Conference on Biocomposites: Transition to Green Materials, in Session 2A: Processing Technology, 2-4 May 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.