Originally from Accra, Ghana, Elvis received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hiram College in 2012. He went on to join the Rowan group as a PhD student in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in August 2012.
Elvis' research focuses on creating new adaptive polymer nanocomposites with a primary focus on the filler, cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). CNCs are highly crystalline rigid rod-like materials obtained from the preferential degradation of the amorphous component of cellulose nanofibers. By altering the surface chemistry on the CNCs which influences the structure-property relationship between the filler and the matrix, interesting nanocomposites with stimuli responsive behaviors could be obtained.
Shaghayegh Khani, Elvis Cudjoe, Stuart J. Rowan, and Joao Maia. Polymer nanocomposites with reversible heat stiffening properties. Bulletin of the American Physical Society . 2019. Vol. 64, Pg. 2.
Elvis Cudjoe, Katie M. Herbert, and Stuart J. Rowan. Strong, Rebondable, Dynamic Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Polymer Nanocomposite Adhesives. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2018.
Cudjoe, E.; Khani, S.; Way, A.E.; Hore, M.J.A.; Maia, J.; Rowan, S.J.. Biomimetic Reversible Heat-Stiffening Polymer Nanocomposites. ACS Central Sci.. 2017. Vol. 3, Pg. 886-694.
Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanocomposite Fibers of Collagen-Cellulose Nanocrystals by Co-electroco
Cudjoe, E.; Younesi, M.; Cudjoe, E.; Akkus, O.A.; Rowan, S.J.. Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanocomposite Fibers of Collagen-Cellulose Nanocrystals by Co-electroco. Biomacromolecules. 2017. Vol. 18, Pg. 1259-1267.
Cudjoe, E.; Hunsen, M.; Xue, Z.; Way, A.E.; Barrios, E.; Olson, R.A.; Hore, M.J.A.; Rowan, S.J.. Miscanthus Giganteus: A commercially viable sustainable source of cellulose nanocrystals. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2017. Vol. 155, Pg. 230-241.
Baochau, N.; Cudjoe, E.; Douglas A.; Scheiman, D.; McCorkle, L.; Meador, M.A.; Rowan, S.J.. Polyimide Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Aerogels. Macromolecules. 2016. Vol. 49, Pg. 1692-1703.