Mark Kortschot

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Recent Research Projects

Optimizing the Properties of Polymers and Composites Made by Additive Manufacturing

2015/16-2019/20 • $125,000 • PI
The proposed program of research centers on the analysis and modeling of the relationship between processing, structure, and mechanical properties of materials made using digital additive manufacturing. The term “additive manufacturing”, also known as “3D printing”, describes a number of...

Fundamental studies of drying, combustion and ash properties of biomass and impacts of pulp and paper mill operations

2012/13-2015/16 • $1,876,000 • PI,CO
Pulp and paper mills in Canada require large amounts of high pressure steam and electric power to operate. About two-thirds of the energy required is supplied by burning the concentrated black liquor (spent pulping liquor) in recovery boilers. The remaining is from biomass boilers, known...

NSERC Green Fibre Network

2010/11-2014/15 • $6,163,569 • PI,CO
The Canadian Forest Industry is struggling for its survival. Traditional markets of printing grades, the major part of Canadian Pulp and Paper Production, are dwindling and are unlikely to regain profitability in the future. For a renewal of the Canadian Forest Industry, revolutionary changes...

Exterior and interior components for green buildings

2010/11-2013/14 • $360,000 • PI,CO
Non-structural and semi-structural components make up a significant part of any building, and to a large extent, determine the environmental performance and impact of the structure during its lifecycle. In recent years, climate change issues have forced regulators to assess the various...

Generating optimal 3D structures in natural fibre reinforced polymers

2010/11-2012/13 • $76,500 • PI
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Tribometer for Friction and Wear Measurement

2011/12 • $54,046 • PI,CO
The tribometer will be used to measure the friction and wear properties of new materials and devices, and will help us understand how various manufacturing processes operate. For example, it will be used to develop new electronic sensors that can be printed onto sheets of paper and plastic. It...