Peer-Reviewed Archival Journal Publications


  1. Modi, S., Okonkwo, O., Saha, S., Foston, M. B., & Biswas, P. (2023). Reuse of Lignin to Synthesize High Surface Area Carbon Nanoparticles for Supercapacitors Using a Continuous and Single-Step Aerosol Method. ACS Nano, 17(17), 17048-17057.
  2. Page, C., Peralta, A., Ponukumati, A., Moher, D., Foston, M., & Thimsen, E. (2023). Plasma‐catalytic synthesis of acrylonitrile from methane and nitrogen. AIChE Journal, 70(1).
  3. Roell, G. W., Schenk, C., Anthony, W. E., Carr, R. R., Ponukumati, A., Kim, J., Akhmatskaya, E., Foston, M., Dantas, G., Moon, T. S., Tang, Y. J., Garcia Martin, H. (2023). A High-Quality Genome-Scale Model for Rhodococcus opacus Metabolism. ACS Synth Biol, 12(6), 1632-1644.
  4. Modi, S., Okonkwo, O., Zhou, H., Kavadiya, S., Foston, M., & Biswas, P. (2023). Geometric model for predicting the size and morphology evolution of multiparticle aggregates during simultaneous reaction and sintering. Chemical Engineering Journal, 458
  5. Modi, S., Foston, M. B., & Biswas, P. (2023). Controlled Synthesis of Smaller than 100 nm Lignin Nanoparticles in a Furnace Aerosol Reactor. ACS ES&T Engineering, 3(5), 671-681.
  6. Bilkey, N., Li, H., Borodinov, N., Ievlev, A. V., Ovchinnikova, O. S., Dixit, R., & Foston, M. (2022). Correlated mechanochemical maps of Arabidopsis thaliana primary cell walls using atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy. Quantitative Plant Biology3, e31.
  7. Yang, Z., Foston, M. B., O’Neill, H., Urban, V. S., Ragauskas, A., Evans, B. R., … & Pingali, S. V. (2021). Structural Reorganization of Noncellulosic Polymers Observed In Situ during Dilute Acid Pretreatment by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering10(1), 314-322.
  8. Meyer, J. R., Li, H., Zhang, J., Foston, M. (2020) Kinetics of secondary reactions affecting organosolv lignin structure. ChemSusChem, 13, pp. 1-11.
  9. Frankfater, C., Henson, W. R., Juenger-Leif, A., Foston, M., Moon, T. S., Turk, J., Kao, J. L., Haas, A., Hsu, F. (2020) Structural determination of a new peptidolipid amily from Rhodococcus opacus and the pathogen Rhodococcus equi by multiple stage mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 31(3), pp. 611-623.
  10. Saraeian, A., Aui, A., Gao, Y., Wright, M. M., Foston, M., Shanks, B. H. (2020) Evaluating lignin valorization via pyrolysis and vapor-phase hydrodeoxygenation for production of aromatics and alkenes. Green Chemistry, 22(8), pp. 2513-2525.
  11. Anthony, W. E., Carr, R. R., DeLorenzo, D. M., Campbell, T. P., Shang, Z., Foston, M., Tae Seok Moon, Gautam Dantas (2019) Development of Rhodococcus opacus as a chassis for lignin valorization and bioproduction of high-value compounds. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 12(1), 192.
  12. Roell, G. W., Carr, R. R., Campbell, T., Shang, Z., Henson, W. R., Czajka, J. J., Martín, H. G., Zhang, F., Foston, M., Dantas, G., Moon, T. S., Tang, Y. J. (2019) A concerted systems biology analysis of phenol metabolism in Rhodococcus opacus PD630Metabolic Engineering, 55, pp. 120-130.
  13. Borodinov, N., Bilkey, N., Foston, M., Levlev, A. V., Belianinov, A., Jesse, S., Vasudevan, R. K., Kalinin, S. V., Ovchinnikova, O. S. (2019) Spectral map reconstruction using pan-sharpening algorithm: enhancing chemical imaging with AFM-IR. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25(S2), pp. 1024-1025.
  14. Menezes, R., Hashemi, S., Vincent, R., Collins, G., Meyer, J., Foston, M., Arinzeh, T. L. (2019) Investigation of glycosaminoglycan mimetic scaffolds for neurite growth. Acta Biomaterialia, 90, pp. 169-178.
  15. Evans, B. R., Foston, M., O’Neill, H. M., Reeves, D., Rempe, C., McGrath, K., Ragauskas, A. J., Davison, B. H. (2019) Production of deuterated biomass by cultivation of Lemna minor (duckweed) in D2O. Planta, 249(5), pp. 1465-1475.
  16. Borodinov, N., Bilkey, N., Foston, M., Levlev, A. V., Belianinov, A., Jesse, S., Vasudevan, R. K., Kalinin, S. V., Ovchinnikova, O. S. (2019) Application of pan-sharpening algorithm for correlative multimodal imaging using AFM-IR. npj Computational Materials, 5(1), pp. 1-9.
  17. Ou, Y., Wu, J., Meyer, J. R., Foston, M., Fortner, J. D., Li, W. (2019) Photoenhanced oxidation of nC60 in water: exploring H2O2 and hydroxyl radical based reactions. Chemical Engineering Journal, 360, pp. 665-672.
  18. Tyufekchiev, M., Kolodziejczak, A., Duan, P., Foston, M., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Timko M. T. (2019) Reaction engineering implications of cellulose crystallinity and water-promoted recrystallization. Green Chemistry, 21(20), pp. 5541-5555.
  19. Henson, W. R., Hsu, F., Dantas, G., Moon, T. S., Foston, M. (2018) Lipid metabolism of phenol-tolerant Rhodococcus opacus strains for lignin bioconversion. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11(1), 339.
  20. Meyer, J. R., Waghmode, S. B., He, J., Gao, Y., Hoole, D., da Costa Sousa, L., Balan, V., Foston, M. B. (2018) Isolation of lignin from Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX) pretreated biorefinery waste. Biomass and Bioenergy, 119, pp. 446-455.
  21. Zhu, W., Shen, M., Fan, G., Yang, A., Meyer, J. R., Ou, Y., Yin, B., Fortner, J., Foston, M., Li, Z., Zou, Z., Sadtler, B. (2018) Facet-dependent enhancement in the activity of bismuth vanadate microcrystals for the photocatalytic conversion of methane to methanol. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 1(12), pp. 6683-6691.
  22. Gao, Y., Walker, M. J., Barrett, J. A., Hosseinaei, O., Harper, D.  P., Ford, P. C., Williams, B. J., Foston, M. B. (2018) Analysis of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry data for catalytic lignin depolymerization using positive matrix factorization. Green Chemistry. 20, 4366-4377.
  23. Henson, W.R., Campbell, T., DeLorenzo, D., Gao, Y., Berla, B., Kim, S.J., Foston, M., Moon, T.S., Dantas, G. (2018) Multi-omic elucidation of aromatic catabolism in adaptively evolved Rhodococcus opacus. Metabolic Engineering, 49, pp. 69-83.
  24. Gao, Y., Uner, N.P., Thimsen, E. Foston, M. (2018) Accessing Unconventional Biofuels via Reactions far from Local Equilibrium. Fuel, 226, pp. 472-478.
  25. Pingali, S.V., Urban, V.S., Heller, W.T., McGaughey, J., O’Neill, H.M., Foston, M., Li, H., Wyman, C.E., Myles, D.A., Langan, P., Ragauskas, A.J., (2016). Understanding Multiscale Structural Changes During Dilute Acid Pretreatment of Switchgrass and Poplar. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering5(1), pp. 426–435.
  26. Barrett, J.A., Gao, Y., Bernt, C.M., Chui, M., Tran, A.T., Foston, M., Ford, P.C., (2016). Enhancing Aromatic Production from Reductive Lignin Disassembly: In-Situ O-Methylation of Phenolic Intermediates. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering4(12), pp. 6877-6886.
  27. Springer, S.D., He, J., Chui, M., Little, R.D., Foston, M., Butler, A., (2016). Peroxidative Oxidation of Lignin and a Lignin Model Compound by a Manganese SALEN Derivative. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4(6), pp3212-3219.
  28. Yoneda, A., Henson, W.R., Goldner, N.K., Park, K.J., Forsberg, K.J., Kim, S.J., Pesesky, M.W., Foston, M., Dantas, G., Moon, T.S., (2016). Comparative transcriptomics elucidates adaptive phenol tolerance and utilization in lipid-accumulating Rhodococcus opacus PD630. Nucleic Acids Research, 44(5), pp. 2240-2254.
  29. da Costa Sousa, L., Foston, M.Bokade, V., Azarpira, A., Lu, F., Ragauskas, A.J., Ralph, J., Dale, B., Balan, V., (2016). Isolation and characterization of new lignin streams derived from extractive-ammonia (EA) pretreatment. Green Chemistry18(15), pp. 4205-4215.
  30. Foston, M., Trajano, H.L., Samuel, R., Wyman, C.E., He, J., Ragauskas, A.J. (2015). Recalcitrance and structural analysis by water-only flowthrough pretreatment of 13C enriched corn stover stem. Bioresource Technology, 197, pp. 128-136.
  31. Lee, I., Evans, B. R., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2015). Silicon cantilever functionalization for cellulose-specific chemical force imaging of switchgrass. Analytical Methods, 7(11), pp. 4541-4545.
  32. Evans, B.R., Bali, G., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J., O’Neill, H.M., Shah, R., McGaughey, J., Reeves, D., Rempe, C.S., Davison, B.H. (2015). Production of deuterated switchgrass by hydroponic cultivation. Planta, 242(1), pp. 215-222.
  33. DeMartini, J.D., Foston, M., Meng, X., Jung, S., Kumar, R., Ragauskas, A.J., Wyman, C.E., (2015). How chip size impacts steam pretreatment effectiveness for biological conversion of poplar wood into fermentable sugars. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8(1), 209.
  34. Sun, Q., Foston, M., Meng X., Sawada D., Pingali S.V., O’Neil H.M., Li H., Wyman C.E., Langan P., Ragaukas A.J., Kumar R. (2014). Effect of lignin content on changes occurring in poplar cellulose ultrastructure during dilute acid pretreatment. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7(1), 150.
  35. Li, H., Pattathil, S., Foston, M., Ding, S.Y., Kumar, R., Gao, X., Mittal, A., Yarbrough, J.M., Himmel, M.E., Ragauskas, A.J., Hahn, M.G., Wyman C.E. (2014). Agave proves to be a low recalcitrant lignocellulosic feedstock for biofuels production on semi-arid lands. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7(1), 50.
  36. Nam, S., Condon, B. D., Foston, M., Chang, S. (2014). Enhanced thermal and combustion resistance of cotton linked to natural inorganic salt components. Cellulose, 21(1), pp. 791-802.
  37. Langan, P., Petridis, L., O’Neill, H.M., Pingali, S.V., Foston, M., Nishiyama, Y., Schulz, R., Lindner, B., Hanson, B.L., Harton, S., Heller, W.T. (2014). Common processes drive the thermochemical pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass. Green Chemistry, 16(1), pp. 63-68.
  38. Jin, M., Bothfeld, W., Austin, S., Sato, T.K., La Reau, A., Li, H., Foston, M., Gunawan, C., LeDuc, R.D., Quensen, J.F., Mcgee, M., Balan, V. (2013). Effect of storage conditions on the stability and fermentability of enzymatic lignocellulosic hydrolysate. Bioresource Technology, 147, pp. 212-220.
  39. Trajano, H. L., Engle, N. L., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A. J., Tschaplinski, T. J., Wyman, C. E. (2013). The fate of lignin during hydrothermal pretreatment. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6(1), 110.
  40. Meng, X., Foston, M., Leisen, J., DeMartini, J., Wyman, C.E., Ragauskas, A.J. (2013). Determination of porosity of lignocellulosic biomass before and after pretreatment by using Simons’ Stain and NMR techniques. Bioresource Technology, 144, pp. 467-476.
  41. Kataeva, I., Foston, M., Yang, S.J., Pattathil, S., Biswal, A.K., Poole II, F.L., Basen, M., Rhaesa, A.M., Thomas, T.P., Azadi, P., Olman, V. (2013). Carbohydrate and lignin are simultaneously solubilized from unpretreated switchgrass by microbial action at high temperature. Energy & Environmental Science, 6(7), pp. 2186-2195.
  42. Bali, G., Foston, M., O’Neill, H. M., Evans, B.R., He, J., Ragauskas, A.J. (2013). The effect of deuteration on the structure of bacterial cellulose. Carbohydrate Research, 374, pp. 82-88.
  43. Pan, S., Pu, Y., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A. J. (2013). Compositional characterization and pyrolysis of Loblolly pine and Douglas-fir Bark. BioEnergy Research, 6(1), pp. 24-34.
  44. Jung, S., Foston, M., Kalluri, U.C., Tuskan, G.A., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). 3D Chemical Image using TOF‐SIMS Revealing the Biopolymer Component Spatial and Lateral Distributions in Biomass. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51(48), pp. 12005-12008.
  45. Foston, M., Nunnery, G. A., Meng, X., Sun, Q., Baker, F.S., Ragauskas, A.J (2012). NMR a critical tool to study the production of carbon fiber from lignin. Carbon, 52, pp. 65-73.
  46. Dash, R., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). Improving the mechanical and thermal properties of gelatin hydrogels cross-linked by cellulose nanowhiskers. Carbohydrate Polymers, 91(2), pp. 638-645.
  47. Urbanowicz, B.R., Peña, M.J., Ratnaparkhe, S., Avci, U., Backe, J., Steet, H.F., Foston, M., Li, H., O’Neill, M.A., Ragauskas, A.J., Darvill, A.G, York, W.S. (2012). 4-O-methylation of glucuronic acid in Arabidopsis glucuronoxylan is catalyzed by a domain of unknown function family 579 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(35), pp. 14253-14258.
  48. Foston, M., Hubbell, C., Park, D.Y., Cook, F., Tezuka, Y., Beckham, H.W. (2012). Surface Modification by Electrostatic Self‐Assembly Followed by Covalent Fixation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51(8), pp. 1849-1852.
  49. Foston, M., Katahira, R., Gjersing, E., Davis, M.F., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). Solid-state selective 13C excitation and spin diffusion NMR to resolve spatial dimensions in plant cell walls. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(6), pp. 1419-1427.
  50. Foston, M., Samuel, R., Ragauskas, A. J. (2012). 13C cell wall enrichment and ionic liquid NMR analysis: progress towards a high-throughput detailed chemical analysis of the whole plant cell wall. Analyst, 137(17), pp. 3904-3909.
  51. Li, H., Foston, M., Kumar, R., Samuel, R., Gao, X., Hu, F., Ragauskas, A.J. and Wyman, C.E. (2012). Chemical composition and characterization of cellulose for Agave as a fast-growing, drought-tolerant biofuels feedstock. RSC Advances, 2(11), pp. 4951-4958.
  52. Saxena, A., Foston, M., Kassaee, M., Elder, T.J., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). Biopolymer nanocomposite films reinforced with nanocellulose whiskers. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12(1), pp. 218-226.
  53. Foston, M., McGaughey, J., O’Neill, H., Evans, B.R., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). Deuterium incorporation in biomass cell wall components by NMR analysis. Analyst, 137(5), pp. 1090-1093.
  54. Samuel, R., Foston, M., Jiang, N., Allison, L., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). Structural changes in switchgrass lignin and hemicelluloses during pretreatments by NMR analysis. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 96(11), pp. 2002-2009.
  55. Foston, M., Hubbell, C.A., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). Cellulose isolation methodology for NMR analysis of cellulose ultrastructure. Materials, 4(11), pp. 1985-2002.
  56. Samuel, R., Foston, M., Jaing, N., Cao, S., Allison, L., Studer, M., Wyman, C., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). HSQC (heteronuclear single quantum coherence) 13C–1H correlation spectra of whole biomass in perdeuterated pyridinium chloride–DMSO system: An effective tool for evaluating pretreatment. Fuel, 90(9), pp. 2836-2842.
  57. Hu, Z., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). Comparative studies on hydrothermal pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of leaves and internodes of alamo switchgrass. Bioresource Technology, 102(14), pp. 7224-7228.
  58. Hu, Z., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). Biomass characterization of morphological portions of alamo switchgrass. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59(14), pp. 7765-7772.
  59. Petridis, L., Pingali, S.V., Urban, V., Heller, W.T., O’Neill, H.M., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J., Smith, J.C. (2011). Self-similar multiscale structure of lignin revealed by neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulation. Physical Review E, 83(6), 061911.
  60. Fu, C., Mielenz, J.R., Xiao, X., Ge, Y., Hamilton, C.Y., Rodriguez, M., Chen, F., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A., Bouton, J., Dixon, R.A. (2011). Genetic manipulation of lignin reduces recalcitrance and improves ethanol production from switchgrass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(9), pp. 3803-3808.
  61. Foston, M., Hubbell, C.A., Samuel, R., Jung, S., Fan, H., Ding, S.Y., Zeng, Y., Jawdy, S., Davis, M., Sykes, R., Gjersing, E., Ragauskas, A.J. (2011). Chemical, ultrastructural and supramolecular analysis of tension wood in Populus tremula x alba as a model substrate for reduced recalcitrance. Energy & Environmental Science, 4(12), pp. 4962-4971.
  62. Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2010). Changes in lignocellulosic supramolecular and ultrastructure during dilute acid pretreatment of Populus and switchgrass. Biomass and Bioenergy, 34(12), pp. 1885-1895
  63. Pingali, S.V., Urban, V.S., Heller, W.T., McGaughey, J., O’Neill, H.M., Foston, M., Myles, D.A., Ragauskas, A.J., Evans, B.R. (2010). SANS study of cellulose extracted from switchgrass. Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography, 66(11), pp. 1189-1193.
  64. Goetz, L., Foston, M., Mathew, A. P., Oksman, K., Ragauskas, A.J. (2010). Poly (methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid)−Polyethylene Glycol Nanocomposites Cross-Linked In Situ with Cellulose Nanowhiskers. Biomacromolecules, 11(10), pp. 2660-2666.
  65. Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2010). Changes in the structure of the cellulose fiber wall during dilute acid pretreatment in Populus studied by 1H and 2H NMR. Energy & Fuels, 24(10), pp. 5677-5685.
  66. Pingali, S.V., Urban, V.S., Heller, W.T., McGaughey, J., O’Neill, H., Foston, M., Myles, D.A., Ragauskas, A., Evans, B.R. (2010). Breakdown of cell wall nanostructure in dilute acid pretreated biomass. Biomacromolecules, 11(9), pp. 2329-2335.
  67. Lee, I., Evans, B., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2010). Atomic Force Microscopy Characterization of Switchgrass. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 16(S2), pp. 1040-1041.
  68. Foston, M., Beckham, H.W. (2010). Cyclic poly (dimethylsiloxane) via ring-closing dehydrocoupling of α,ω-dihydroxy-PDMS with α,ω-dihydrido-PDMS in dilute solution. Polymer, 51(12), pp. 2515-2519.
  69. Foston, M., Beckham, H.W. (2010). Cyclic poly(dimethylsiloxane) from kinetically controlled cyclodepolymerization of linear precursors in dilute solution. Polymer, 51(9), pp. 2112-2118.
  70. Jung, S., Foston, M., Sullards, M.C., Ragauskas, A. J. (2010). Surface characterization of dilute acid pretreated Populus deltoides by ToF-SIMS. Energy & Fuels, 24(2), pp. 1347-1357.
  71. Samuel, R., Pu, Y., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2010). Solid-state NMR characterization of switchgrass cellulose after dilute acid pretreatment. Biofuels, 1(1), pp. 85-90.
  72. Foston, M., Hubbell, C.A., Davis, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2009). Variations in cellulosic ultrastructure of poplar. BioEnergy Research, 2(4), pp. 193-197.
  73. Nagy, M., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2009). Rapid Quantitative Analytical Tool for Characterizing the Preparation of Biodiesel. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114(11), pp. 3883-3887.
  74. David, K., Pu, Y., Foston, M., Muzzy, J., Ragauskas, A.J. (2008). Cross-Polarization/Magic Angle Spinning (CP/MAS) 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Analysis of Chars from Alkaline-Treated Pyrolyzed Softwood. Energy & Fuels, 23(1), pp. 498-501.

Peer-Reviewed Review Articles

  1. Foston, M., Samuel, R., He, J., Ragauskas, A.J. (2016). A Review of Whole Cell Wall NMR by the Direct-dissolution of Biomass. Green Chemistry. 18(3), pp. 608-621.
  2. Foston, M. (2014). Advances in Solid-state NMR of Cellulose. Current opinion in biotechnology, 27, 176-84
  3. Langan, P., Evans, B.R., Foston, M., Heller, W.T., O’Neill, H., Petridis, L., Pingali, S.V., Ragauskas, A.J., Smith, J.C., Urban, V.S., Davison, B.H. (2012). Neutron Technologies for Bioenergy Research. Industrial Biotechnology, 8(4), pp. 209-216.
  4. Foston, M., Ragauskas, A.J. (2012). Biomass characterization: recent progress in understanding biomass recalcitrance. Industrial Biotechnology, 8(4), pp. 191-208.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  1. Gao, Y.Beganovic, M., Foston, M. (2016) Lignin conversion to fuels and chemicals. In Singh, S., Balan, V., Biomass Conversion Processes. Nova Publishing Science Publishers.
  2. Foston, M., Biomass recalcitrance and the contributing cell wall factors. (2013) In Ragauskas, A.J., Materials of Biofuels. (pp. 27-43) World Scientific Publishers.