Ali Ayoub

Also known as: Ali Ayoub, Ph.D.; Ayoub, Ali S

Materials Science & Engineering, Innovation, Business Development, Strategy and Planning

Global leader, freethinker, team-builder and innovator who is contributing fundamentally to advance sustainable development goals and bioeconomy. Ali’s passion is to leverage his academic and industrial international experience to develops new scientific, business collaborations and policy initiatives through strategic engagement in the global biobased space.

Works (40)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 11:51

2022 patent

Low cellulosic non-wood fiber products and methods of making the same

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2021257948A1/en

Contributors: A. Ayoub

Source: ORCID
Added: June 2, 2023

2021 patent

Modified biopolymers and methods of producing and using the same

https://patents.google.com/patent/US10982013B2/en

Contributors: A. Ayoub, J. Bray & R. Chan

Source: ORCID
Added: May 30, 2023

2021 patent

Ultra-fine starch or grain based flour composition and related methods

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2021119532A1/en

Contributors: A. Ayoub

Source: ORCID
Added: June 2, 2023

2020 journal article

Effect of plasticizers and polymer blends for processing softwood kraft lignin as carbon fiber precursors

Cellulose, 28(2), 1039–1053.

By: A. Ayoub n, T. Treasure n, L. Hansen n, T. Nypelö*, H. Jameel n, S. Khan n, H. Chang n, M. Hubbe n, R. Venditti n

Contributors: A. Ayoub n, T. Treasure n, L. Hansen n, T. Nypelö*, H. Jameel n, S. Khan n, H. Chang n, M. Hubbe n, R. Venditti n

author keywords: Softwood kraft lignin; Extrusion; Plasticizers; Carbon fiber; Glass transition temperature; Polymer blends
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 20, 2022

2020 patent

Novel thickening compositions based on starch

https://patents.google.com/patent/EP3573471A1/en?inventor=Ali+Ayoub

Contributors: A. Ayoub

Source: ORCID
Added: June 2, 2023

2019 journal article

Hydrogels for Advanced Stem Cell Therapies: A Biomimetic Materials Approach for Enhancing Natural Tissue Function

IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 12, 333–351.

Contributors: W. Farhat n, A. Hasan*, L. Lucia n, F. Becquart*, A. Ayoub n & F. Kobeissy*

TL;DR: The capability of hydrogels to either enhance the function of the transplanted stem cells by promoting their controlled differentiation or enhance the recruitment of endogenous adult stem cells to the injury site for repair is reviewed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 3, 2024

2019 journal article

Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoresponsive Xylan Networks by Diels–Alder Reaction

ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1(4), 856–866.

author keywords: biomaterials; reversible gelling; Diels-Alder chemistry; xylan; thermoreversibility
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 19, 2019

2018 book

Biomass extrusion and reaction technologies : principles to practices and future potential

Ali Ayoub

Ed(s): A. Ayoub* & L. Lucia

Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 4, 2021

2018 chapter

Starch Extrudates as Sustainable Ingredients in Food and Non-Food Applications

In ACS Symposium Series (Vol. 1304, pp. 89–113).

By: R. Milotskyi*, C. Bliard*, R. Venditti n & A. Ayoub n

Contributors: R. Milotskyi*, C. Bliard*, R. Venditti n & A. Ayoub n

Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 7, 2020

2018 journal article

Towards thermoplastic hemicellulose: Chemistry and characteristics of poly-(ε-caprolactone) grafting onto hemicellulose backbones

Materials & Design, 153, 298–307.

By: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, A. Ayoub n, F. Prochazka*, C. Fernández-de-Alba*, N. Mignard*, M. Taha*, F. Becquart*

Contributors: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, A. Ayoub n, F. Prochazka*, C. Fernández-de-Alba*, N. Mignard*, M. Taha*, F. Becquart*

author keywords: Bioeconomy; Graft polymerization; Hemicellulose; Poly-(epsilon-caprolactone); Thermoplastic materials; Biodegradation
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A Review of Water-Resistant Hemicellulose-Based Materials: Processing and Applications

ChemSusChem, 10(2), 305–323.

By: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, M. Hubbe n, M. Taha*, F. Becquart* & A. Ayoub n

Contributors: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, M. Hubbe n, M. Taha*, F. Becquart* & A. Ayoub n

author keywords: biomass; hemicellulose; hydrophobicity; process chemistry; water chemistry
MeSH headings : Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions; Polysaccharides / chemistry; Polysaccharides / isolation & purification; Water / chemistry
TL;DR: The most useful pathways to change the hydrophilic character of hemicelluloses to hydrophobic are reviewed so that the water resistance can be increased and applications of targeted water-resistant hemICEllulose developed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 other

Fundamental Science and Applications for Biomaterials

By: A. Ayoub n & L. Lucia*

Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 22, 2023

2017 journal article

Hemicellulose extraction and characterization for applications in paper coatings and adhesives

Industrial Crops and Products, 107, 370–377.

By: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, A. Quick n, M. Taha*, N. Mignard*, F. Becquart*, A. Ayoub n

Contributors: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, A. Quick n, M. Taha*, N. Mignard*, F. Becquart*, A. Ayoub n

author keywords: Biomass; Hemicelluloses; Alkaline extraction; Lignin; Plasticization effect; Coating
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 book

Introduction to Renewable Biomaterials

Ali Ayoub

Ed(s): A. Ayoub* & L. Lucia

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2017 journal article

Polysaccharides and lignin based hydrogels with potential pharmaceutical use as a drug delivery system produced by a reactive extrusion process

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 104, 564–575.

Contributors: W. Farhat n, R. Venditti n, N. Mignard*, M. Taha*, F. Becquart* & A. Ayoub n

author keywords: Natural polymers; Hydrogels; Controlled drug delivery; pH sensitivity; Reactive extrusion
MeSH headings : Buffers; Drug Carriers / chemistry; Drug Design; Hydrogels / chemistry; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Lignin / chemistry; Polysaccharides / chemistry; Starch / chemistry
TL;DR: The characteristics and potential of natural polymers as a drug release system show a strong swelling ability dependent on pH which may be used to control diffusion rates of water and small molecules in and out of the gel. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 book

Preface

In Polysaccharide-Based Fibers and Composites: Chemical and Engineering Fundamentals and Industrial Applications (pp. v-vi). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85052720107&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: L. Lucia & A. Ayoub

Contributors: L. Lucia & A. Ayoub

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2016 journal article

Engineering physical and chemical properties of softwood kraft lignin by fatty acid substitution

Industrial Crops and Products, 89, 128–134.

By: S. Pawar n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n, H. Chang n & A. Ayoub n

Contributors: S. Pawar n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n, H. Chang n & A. Ayoub n

author keywords: Lignin; Softwood; Wood products; Fatty acid; Glass transition; Melting
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Hemicellulose based material for coatings and adhesives applications in the paper industry

PEERS Conference 2015: Sustainable Solutions for Our Future, 2, 633–638. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84981214253&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: A. Quick, R. Venditti & A. Ayoub

Contributors: A. Quick, R. Venditti & A. Ayoub

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2015 journal article

Melt extrusion of polyethylene nanocomposites reinforced with nanofibrillated cellulose from cotton and wood sources

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132(17).

By: N. Farahbakhsh n, P. Roodposhti n, A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n & J. Jur n

Contributors: N. Farahbakhsh n, P. Roodposhti n, A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n & J. Jur n

author keywords: biomaterials; extrusion; structure; property relations
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Development of an acetylation reaction of switchgrass hemicellulose in ionic liquid without catalyst

Industrial Crops and Products, 44, 306–314.

By: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, H. Sadeghifar n & A. Salam n

Contributors: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, H. Sadeghifar n & A. Salam n

author keywords: Hemicellulose; Ionic liquid; Acetylation; Switchgrass; Extraction
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Effect of irradiation on the composition and thermal properties of softwood kraft lignin and styrene grafted lignin

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131(1), n/a-n/a.

By: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n & H. Chang n

Contributors: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n & H. Chang n

author keywords: cellulose and other wood products; biomaterials; crosslinking; irradiation; lignin; glass transition temperature
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Enhanced absorbent products incorporating cellulose and its derivatives: A review

BioResources, 8(4), 6556–6629.

By: M. Hubbe*, A. Ayoub*, J. Daystar*, R. Venditti* & J. Pawlak*

Contributors: M. Hubbe*, A. Ayoub*, J. Daystar*, R. Venditti* & J. Pawlak*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Ethanol precipitation of hetero-polysaccharide material from hardwood by alkaline extraction prior to the Kraft cooking process

BioResources, 8(4), 5319–5332.

By: D. Longue*, A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n, J. Colodette* & H. Chang n

Contributors: D. Júnior*, A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, H. Jameel n, J. Colodette* & H. Chang n

Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Methods for facilitating microbial growth on pulp mill waste streams and characterization of the biodegradation potential of cultured microbes.

Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE, 12(82).

By: S. Mathews n, A. Ayoub n, J. Pawlak n & A. Grunden n

Contributors: S. Mathews n, A. Ayoub n, J. Pawlak n & A. Grunden n

TL;DR: Methods for the collection and modification of black liquor for microbial growth are aimed at utilization of this pulp waste to convert the lignin, organic acids, and polysaccharide degradation byproducts into valuable chemicals. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2013 journal article

New routes of valorization of recycled and bio-sourced polyamides with a low toxicity process

Waste and Biomass Valorization, 4(1), 47–54.

By: M. Louizi*, V. Massardier*, M. Taha*, A. Ayoub* & L. Vernhet*

Contributors: M. Louizi*, V. Massardier*, M. Taha*, A. Ayoub* & L. Vernhet*

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2013 journal article

Novel Hemicellulose–Chitosan Biosorbent for Water Desalination and Heavy Metal Removal

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 1(9), 1102–1109.

By: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, A. Salam n & M. Hubbe n

Contributors: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, A. Salam n & M. Hubbe n

author keywords: Hemicellulose extraction; Chitosan; Desalination; Heavy metals; Penetic acid
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Synthesis of a graft copolymer from an ozonized polycarbonate and its application as a compatibilizer

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127(5), 3382–3387.

By: A. Ayoub*, V. Massardier* & M. Taha*

Contributors: A. Ayoub*, V. Massardier* & M. Taha*

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2013 conference paper

The effect of irradiation on the processability of lignin for carbon fiber applications

Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future, 71. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84911482322&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: A. Ayoub & R. Venditti

Contributors: A. Ayoub & R. Venditti

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2013 journal article

The effect of low shear on the development of fortified extruded rice products

Starch - Stärke, 65(5-6), 517–526.

By: A. Ayoub*, Y. Liu*, D. Miller* & S. Rizvi*

Contributors: A. Ayoub*, Y. Liu*, D. Miller* & S. Rizvi*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2013 journal article

The effect of γ-Irradiation and reactive extrusion on the structure and properties of polycarbonate and starch blends: A work oriented to the recycling of thermoplastic wastes

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127(5), 4168–4176.

By: A. Vignon*, A. Ayoub* & V. Massardier*

Contributors: A. Vignon*, A. Ayoub* & V. Massardier*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 30, 2023

2012 journal article

Combined Application of Extrusion and Irradiation Technologies: A Strategy Oriented for Green and Cost-Effective Chemistry

BioResources, 8(1), 3–5.

By: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n & V. Massardier*

Contributors: A. Ayoub n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n & V. Massardier*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

The effect of UV-irradiation and molten medium on the mechanical and thermal properties of polystyrene-polycarbonate blends

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124(2), 1096–1105.

By: A. Ayoub* & V. Massardier-Nageotte*

Contributors: A. Ayoub* & V. Massardier-Nageotte*

Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2024

2011 journal article

Reactive supercritical fluid extrusion for development of moisture resistant starch-based foams

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 120(4), 2242–2250.

By: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Contributors: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2009 journal article

An Overview on the Technology of Cross-Linking of Starch for Nonfood Applications

Journal of Plastic Film &Amp; Sheeting, 25(1), 25–45.

By: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Contributors: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 30, 2023

2009 journal article

Development of Cross-Linked Starch Microcellular Foam by Solvent Exchange and Reactive Supercritical Fluid Extrusion

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 111(6), 2917–2929.

By: S. Patel n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Contributors: S. Patel n, R. Venditti n, J. Pawlak n, A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

author keywords: biopolymers; density; foam extrusion; gels; hydrophilic polymers
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Properties of supercritical fluid extrusion-based crosslinked starch extrudates

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 107(6), 3663–3671.

By: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Contributors: A. Ayoub* & S. Rizvi*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2006 journal article

Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Disorder Process on Rice Starch Granule Surface

Starch - Stärke, 58(9), 475–479.

By: A. Ayoub*, T. Ohtani* & S. Sugiyama*

Contributors: A. Ayoub*, T. Ohtani* & S. Sugiyama*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2004 journal article

Study of the Thermoplastic Wheat Starch Cationisation Reaction under Molten Condition

STARCH - ST�RKE, 56(11), 513–519.

By: A. Ayoub*, F. Berzin*, L. Tighzert* & C. Bliard*

Contributors: A. Ayoub*, F. Berzin*, L. Tighzert* & C. Bliard*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2003 journal article

Cationisation of Glycerol Plasticised Wheat Starch under Microhydric Molten Conditions

Starch - Stärke, 55(7), 297–303.

By: A. Ayoub* & C. Bliard*

Contributors: A. Ayoub* & C. Bliard*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

2003 journal article

Enzymatic degradation of hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium wheat starches

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 32(3-5), 209–216.

By: A. Ayoub*, S. Gruyer & C. Bliard

Contributors: A. Ayoub*, S. Gruyer & C. Bliard

MeSH headings : Amylases / metabolism; Glucan 1,4-alpha-Glucosidase / metabolism; Isoamylase / metabolism; Kinetics; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Plastics / chemistry; Quaternary Ammonium Compounds / chemistry; Starch / chemistry; Starch / metabolism; Triticum / chemistry; Viscosity
TL;DR: It was evident that the enzymes' affinity for the substrate diminishes with increasing chemical modification, particularly in the case of alpha-amylase, suggesting that the location of cationic groups impairs the enzyme's recognition of the substrate. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 22, 2023

Employment

Updated: October 12th, 2023 17:33

2023 - present

Primient Decatur, Illinois, US
Director of Business Development Strategy and Planning Industrial Ingredients

2011 - present

NC State University Raleigh, NC, US
Adjunct Assoc Professor College of Natural Resources

2022 - 2023

Louis Dreyfus Corp Livermore, CA, US
Director Innovation

2016 - 2022

Archer Daniels Midland Co James R Randall Research Center Decatur, IL, US
Manager Science & Technology

Education

Updated: October 12th, 2023 17:35

2006 - 2009

Cornell University Ithaca, NY, US
Post-Doctoral Student College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2001 - 2004

Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne UFR de Medecine Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, FR
PhD Macromolecules Chemistry

Université de Haute-Alsace Ecole nationale superieure de chimie de Mulhouse Mulhouse, FR
Master of Engineering

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