Dr. Adriane Ludwick





Dr. Adriane Ludwick

Professor of Chemistry
Email:   aludwick@mytu.tuskegee.edu


Education:

A.B. degree in Chemistry, High Honors in Chemistry and Phi Beta Kappa (1962), June 1963, Douglass College (Rutgers, the State University)

M.S. in Chemistry, February 1965, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, September 1967, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Dissertation: “The Free Radical Addition of Polyhalomethanes to Norbornenyl Systems”

Research Interests:

Current research interests center on an understanding of polymer chemistry and on “green chemistry”.  The characterization and application of an anti-corrosion marine coating with various natural active ingredients has been done in collaboration with Alexandria University in Egypt.  Studies involving various unique polymer coatings incorporating nanomaterials for the protection of steel have also been done.  Collaboration with Assiut University in Egypt involved the utilization of modified bagasse as an oil-absorbing material, as well as for other value-added applications.  Considerable work has been done involving the use of phenol-formaldehyde resins for engineering applications, including chemical modifications of the resin.  Earlier work includes the synthesis and characterization of novel coatings, of preceramic polymers, and of polynucleotide analogs.  A good portion of this work has been done in collaboration with engineering colleagues.

Selected Publications:

“Diffusion Characteristics in Building Components of Immiscible Hydrocarbon-Water Mix from Flooding,” H. Aglan, A. Ludwick, H. Borazjani, S. Kitchens, S. Diehl, T. Amburgey, Journal of Flood Engineering, in press. [refereed]

“Effect of Long-term Exposure and Delayed Drying Time on Moisture and Mechanical Integrity of Flooded Homes,” H. Aglan, A. Ludwick, S. Kitchens, T. Amburgey, S. Diehl, H. Borazjani, Journal of Flood Risk Management, in press. [refereed]

“Air Quality Determination in a Flood Simulation Study,” F. (T.) Skrobot III, H. Aglan, S. Kitchens, A. Ludwick, T. Amburgey, H. Borazjani, S. Diehl, International Biodeterioration Biodegradation, in press. [refereed]

“Thermo-mechanical behavior of epoxy composites modified with reactive poluol diluent and randomly-oriented amino-functionalized multi-walled catbon nanotubes,” Muhammad M. Rahman, Mahesh Hosur, Adriane G. Ludwick, Shaik Zainuddin, Ashok Kamar, Jonathan Trovillion, and Shaik Jeelani, Polymer Testing, 31, 2012, 777-784. [refereed]

“Evaluation of the Corrosion Barrier Properties of Nano-reinforced Vinyl Chloride/Vinyl Acetate Coatings,” M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick, M. Mahmoud, and H. Aglan,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 19(1), 2011, 15-22. [refereed]

“Influence of natural inhibitor, pigment and extender on corrosion of polymer,” A.M. Abdel Gaber, B.A. Abd-El Nabey, E. Khamis, O.A. Abdelattef, H. Aglan, and A. Ludwick, Progress in Organic Coatings, 69, 2010, 402-409. [refereed]

“Usefulness of raw bagasse for oil absorption: A comparison of raw and acylated bagasse and their components,“ Abd El-Aziz A. Said, Adriane G. Ludwick, and Heshmat A. Aglan, Bioresource Technology, 100, 2009, 2219-2222. [refereed]

“Effect of bromine substitution and position on the thermal stability and thermal decomposition kinetics of brominated resole phenolic resins,” M.E. Moore, M. Hosur, A.G. Ludwick, and S. Jeelani, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Preprints, Vol. 100, 2009, 189-190.

"Degradation behavior of an ultraviolet and hygrothermally aged polyurethane elastomer: Fourier transform infrared and differential scanning calorimetry studies," Adriane Ludwick, Heshmat Aglan, Mohamed O. Abdalla, and Maria Calhoun, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 110(2), 2008, 712-718. [refereed]

“Synthesis and thermal characterization of modified resole phenolic resins using thermogravimetric analysis,” Dereca T. Watkins, Mary Ellen Rogers, Adriane Ludwick, and Melissa Reeves, abstract; presented at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU-UP) 2008 National Research Conference, October 23-26, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Preparation and characterization of layered silicate nanocomposites base on resole phenolic resins and brominated resole phenolic copolymer resins,” M.E. Moore, M.V. Hosur, A.G. Ludwick and S, Jeelani, presented at the SAMPE Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 8-11, 2008, Memphis, TN.