Nicholas Macke
Rowan Group

Nicholas Macke

Nick was born and raised in Carmel, Indiana. He received a BS in materials science and engineering from Purdue University in May of 2018. His undergraduate research was focused on characterization of polymer hydrogels in aluminum ion solutions under the guidance of Professor Kendra Erk. He had two internships at 3M in the Twin Cities focusing on MicroCT data analysis and rheological characterization development for pressure sensitive adhesives. He joined the Rowan Group and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering in the fall of 2018.

The use of cellulose nanocrystals for the creation of sustainable polymers and improvement of recycled polymers.

Quantitative Determination of Metal Ion Adsorption on Cellulose Nanocrystals Surfaces

Harrison R. Paul, Mrinal K. Bera, Nicholas Macke, Stuart J. Rowan*, and Matthew V. Tirrell* ACS Nano 2024, 18, 3, 1921–1930

The effect of polymer grafting on the mechanical properties of PEG-grafted cellulose nanocrystals in poly(lactic acid)

Nicholas Macke, Christina M. Hemmingsen, Stuart J. Rowan, J. Polym. Sci. 2022, 1

Development, Processing and Applications of Bio-sourced Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites

Calvino, C., Macke, N., Kato, R. & Rowan, S. J. Development, processing and applications of bio-sourced cellulose nanocrystal composites. Progress in Polymer Science (2020). doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101221