Hodge Research Group

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering


















1.    Phonpreecha T, Hool NC, Stoklosa RJ, Klett AS, Foster CE, Bhalla A, Holmes D, Thies MC, Hodge DB (in review). Predicting lignin depolymerization yields from quantifiable properties using fractionated biorefinery lignins.

2.    Williams DJ, Crowe JD, Ong RG, Hodge DB (in review). Water sorption in AFEX- and AHP-pretreated grasses as a predictor of enzymatic hydrolysis yields.

3.    Crowe JD, Zarger RA, Hodge DB (in review). Relating nanoscale accessibility within plant cell walls to improved enzyme hydrolysis yields in corn stover subjected to diverse pretreatments.

4.    Crowe JD, Feringa N, Pattathil S, Merritt, B, Foster C, Dines D, Ong RG, Hodge DB (in review). Identification of developmental stage and anatomical fraction contributions to cell wall recalcitrance in switchgrass.

5.    Bhalla A, Bansal N, Pattathil S, Li M, Shen W, Particka CA, Semaan R, Gonzales-Vigil E, Karlen SD, Ralph J, Mansfield SD, Ding SY, Hodge DB, Hegg EL (in review). Engineered Lignin in Poplar Biomass Facilitates Cu-AHP Pretreatment.

6.    Klett AS, Payne AM, Phongpreecha T, Hodge DB, Thies MC (in review). Fractionating Lignin with CO2-Expanded Solvents of Acetic Acid and Water.

7.    Le RK, Wells T, Das P, Meng X, Stoklosa RJ, Bhalla A, Hodge DB, Yuan JS, Ragauskas AJ (2017).Conversion of corn stover alkaline pre-treatment waste streams into biodiesel via Rhodococci. RSC Adv. 7, 4108 - 4115. (Link)

8.    Stoklosa RJ, Orjuela A, da Costa Sousa L, Uppugundla N, Williams DL, Dale BE, Hodge DB, Balan V (2017). Techno-economic comparison of centralized versus decentralized biorefineries for two alkaline pretreatment processes. Biores Technol. 226, 9-17. (Link)

9.    Li M, Williams DL, Heckwolf M, de Leon N, Kaeppler S, Sykes RW, Hodge DB (2017). Prediction of cell wall properties and response to deconstruction using alkaline pretreatment in diverse maize genotypes using py-MBMS and NIR. Bioenerg Res. 10(2), 329-343. (Link)

10.    Nitsos C, Stoklosa R, Karnaouri A, Vörös D, Lange H, Hodge DB, Crestini C, Rova U, Christakopoulos P (2016). Isolation and characterization of organosolv and alkaline lignins from hardwood and softwood biomass. ACS Sus Chem Eng. 4(1), 5181-5193. (Link)

11.    Bhalla A, Bansal N, Stoklosa RJ, Ralph JR, Hodge DB, Hegg EL (2016). Effective alkaline metal-catalyzed oxidative delignification of hybrid poplar. Biotechnol Biofuels. 9(1), 34. (Link)

12.    Bansal N, Bhalla A, Pattathil S, Adelman SL, Hahn MG, Hodge DB, Hegg EL (2016). Cell wall-associated transition metals improve alkaline oxidative pretreatment in diverse hardwoods. Green Chem. 18:1405-1415. (Link)

13.    Li Z, Bansal N, Azarpira A, Bhalla A, Chen CH, Ralph J, Hegg EL, Hodge DB (2015). Chemical and structural changes associated with Cu-catalyzed alkaline-oxidative delignification of hybrid poplar. Biotechnol Biofuels. 8, 123. (Link)

14.    Austin S, Kontur WS, Ulbrich A, Oshlag JZ, Zhang W, Higbee A, Zhang Y, Coon JJ, Hodge DB, Donohue TJ, Noguera DR (2015). Metabolism of multiple aromatic compounds in corn stover hydrolysate by Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Env Sci Technol. 49(14):8914-8922. (Link)

15.    Li M, Heckwolf M, Crowe JD, Williams DL, Magee TD, Kaeppler SM, de Leon N, Hodge DB (2015). Cell wall properties contributing to improved deconstruction by alkaline pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis in diverse maize (Zea mays L.) lines. J Exp Bot. 66(14):4305-4315. (Link)

16.    Stoklosa RJ and Hodge DB (2015). Fractionation and improved enzymatic deconstruction of hardwoods with alkaline delignification. Bioenerg Res. 8(3):1224-1234. (Link)

17.    Scott F, Li M, Williams DL, Conejeros R, Hodge DB, Aroca G (2015). A semi-mechanistic model of enzymatic hydrolysis of corn stover with tight confidence interval to support model-based process design and optimization. Biores Technol. 177:255-265. (Link)

18.    Kudahettige-Nilsson RL, Helmerius J, Nilsson R, Hodge DB, Rova U (2015). Biobutanol production from Kraft black liquor precipitated xylan by Clostridium acetobutylicum. Biores Technol. 179:71-79. (Link)

19.    Tomek KJ, Saldarriaga CRC, Velasquez FPC, Liu T, Hodge DB, Whitehead TA (2015). Removal and upgrading of lignocellulosic fermentation inhibitors by in situ biocatalysis and liquid-liquid extraction. Biotechnol Bioeng. 112(3):627-632. (Link)

20.    Liu T, Williams DL, Pattathil S, Li M, Hahn MG, Hodge DB (2014). Coupling Alkaline Pre-Extraction with Oxidative Post-Treatment of Corn Stover to Enhance Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fermentability. Biotechnol Biofuels. 7, 48. (Link)

21.    Parreiras LS, Breuer RJ, Narasimhan RA, Higbee AJ, LaReau A, Tremaine A, Qin L, Bice BD, Bonfert BL, Pinhancos RC, Balloon AJ, Uppugundla N, Liu T, Li C, Tanjore D, Ong IM, Li H, Pohlmann E, Withers ST, Simmons BA, Hodge DB, Westphall MS, Coon JJ, Dale BE, Balan V, Keating DH, Zhang Y, Landick R, Gasch AP, Sato TK (2014). Engineering and two-stage evolution of a hydrolysate-tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain for anaerobic fermentation of xylose from AFEX™ pretreated corn stover. PLoS One. 9(9):e107499.(Link)

22.    Li M, Pattathil S, Hahn MG, Hodge DB (2014). Identification of Features Associated with Plant Cell Wall Recalcitrance to Pretreatment by Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide in Diverse Bioenergy Feedstocks Using Glycome Profiling. RSC Adv. 4:17282-17292. (Link)

23.    Sato TK, Liu T, Parreiras LS, Williams DL, Wohlbach DJ, Bice BD, Breuer RJ, Ong IS, Qin L, Bulsalacchi D, Deshpande S, Daum C, Gasch AP, Hodge DB (2014). Harnessing Genetic Diversity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Improved Fermentation of Xylose in Hydrolysates of Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreated Biomass. Appl Env Microbiol. 80(2):540-554.(Link)

24.    Williams DL and Hodge DB (2014). Impacts of delignification and hot water pretreatment on the water induced cell wall swelling behavior of grasses and its relation to cellulolytic enzyme hydrolysis and binding. Cellulose. 21(1):221-235. (Link)

25.    Gowtham YK, Miller KP, Hodge DB, Henson JM, Harcum SW(2014). A novel two-stage fermentation process for bioethanol production using Saccharomyces pastorianus. Biotechnol Prog. (Link)

26.    Li Z, Chen CH, Hegg EL, Hodge DB (2013). Rapid and effective oxidative pretreatment of woody biomass at mild reaction conditions and low oxidant loadings. Biotechnol Biofuels. 6:119. (Link)

27.    Stoklosa RJ, Velez J, Kelkar S, Saffron CM, Thies MC, Hodge DB (2013). Correlating Lignin Structural Features to Phase Partitioning Behavior in a Novel Aqueous Fractionation of Softwood Kraft Black Liquor. Green Chem. 15:2904-2912.(Link)

28.    Li Z, Chen CH, Liu T, Mathrubootham V, Hegg E, Hodge DB (2013). Catalysis with CuII(bpy) Improves Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreatment. Biotechnol Bioeng. 110(4):1078-1086.(Link)

29.    Stoklosa RJ and Hodge DB (2012). Extraction, Recovery, and Characterization of Hardwood and Grass Hemicelluloses for Integration into Biorefining Processes. Ind Eng Chem Res. 51:11045-11053. (Link)

30.    Li M, Foster C, Kelkar S, Pu Y, Holmes D, Ragauskas A, Saffron C, Hodge DB (2012). Structural characterization of alkaline hydrogen peroxide pretreated grasses exhibiting diverse lignin phenotypes. Biotechnol Biofuels 5(1)38. (Link)

31.    Banerjee G, Car S, Williams DL, López Meza S, Walton J, Hodge DB (2012). Scale-up and Integration of Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Ethanolic Fermentation. Biotechnol Bioeng. 109(1):922-931. (Link)

32.    Enman J, Hodge DB, Berglund KA, Rova U (2012). Growth Promotive Conditions for Enhanced Eritadenine Production during Submerged Cultivation of Lentinus edodes. J Chem Technol Biotechnol. 87(7):903-907. (Link)

33.    Banerjee G, Car S, Scott-Craig J, Hodge DB, Walton JD (2011). Alkaline peroxide pretreatment of corn stover: Effects of biomass loading, peroxide concentration, and enzyme concentration and composition on yields of glucose and xylose. Biotechnol Biofuels. 4:16. (Link)

34.    Helmerius J, Vinblad von Walter J, Rova U, Berglund KA, Hodge DB (2010). Impact of Hemicellulose Pre-extraction for Bioconversion on the Properties of Birch Kraft Fibers.  Biores Technol. 101(15):5996-6005. (Link)

35.    Hodge DB, Andersson CA, Berglund KA, Rova U (2009).  Detoxification Requirements for Bioconversion of Softwood Dilute Acid Hydrolyzates to Succinic Acid. Enz Microb Technol. 44:309-316. (Link)

36.      Andersson CA, Helmerius J, Hodge DB, Berglund K, Rova U (2009). Inhibition of Succinic Acid Production in Metabolically Engineered Escherichia coli by Neutralizing Agent, Organic Acids, and Osmolarity. Biotech Prog. 25(1):116-123. (Link)

37.     Hodge DB, Karim MN, Schell DJ, McMillan JD (2009).  Model-Based Fed-Batch for High-Solids Enzymatic Cellulose Hydrolysis. Appl Biochem Biotech. 152(1):88-107. (Link)

38.     Hodge DB, Karim MN, Schell DJ, McMillan JD (2008).  Soluble and Insoluble Solids Contributions to High-Solids Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulose. Biores Technol. 99(18):8940-8948. (Link)

39.     Enman J, Hodge DB, Berglund K, Rova U (2008). Production of the Bioactive Compound Eritadenine by Submerged Cultivation of Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) Mycelia. J Ag Food Chem. 56(8):2609–2612. (Link)

40.  Andersson CA, Hodge DB, Berglund KA, Rova U (2007). Effect of Different Carbon Sources on the Production of Succinic Acid Using Metabolically Engineered Escherichia coli. Biotech Prog. 23(2):381-388. (Link)

41.  Karim MN, Hodge DB, Simon L (2003). Data-Based Modeling and Analysis of Bioprocesses: Some Real Experiences. Biotech Prog 19(5):1591-1605. (Link)

42.  Hodge DB and Karim MN (2002). Modeling and Advanced Control of Recombinant Zymomonas mobilis Fed-Batch Fermentation. Biotech Prog 18(3):572-579. (Link)



1.     Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels. (2014) Ed. Qureshi N, Hodge DB, Vertès A, Ed. Elsevier Press. (Link)



1.    Hodge DB and Liao W (2016). Enzymatic Hydrolysis. In: Bioenergy: Principles and Applications. Li, Y and Kamal S, Ed. John Wiley and Sons. (Link)

2.    Stoklosa RJ and Hodge DB (2014). Integration of (Hemi)-Cellulosic Biofuels Technologies with Chemical Pulp Production. In: Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels. Qureshi N, Hodge DB, Vertès A, Ed. Elsevier Press. (Link) 

3.     Häggström C, Rova U, Brandberg T, Hodge DB (2014). Integration of Fermentation with Second Generation Biofuels Technologies. In: Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels. Qureshi N, Hodge DB, Vertès A, Ed. Elsevier Press. (Link) 

4.     Liao W, Liu Y, Hodge DB (2014). Integrated Farm-Based Biorefinery. In: Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels. Qureshi N, Hodge DB, Vertès A, Ed. Elsevier Press. (Link) 

5.     Ong RG, Chundawat SPS, Hodge DB, Keskar S, Dale BE (2014). Linking plant biology and pretreatment: understanding the structure and organization of the plant cell wall and interactions with cellulosic biofuel production. In: Plants and BioEnergy. McCann MC, Buckeridge MS, Carpita NC, Eds. Springer. (Link)

6.     Berglund KA, Rova U, Hodge DB (2010). Microbial metabolites as building blocks for renewable resource based surfactants. In: Surfactants from Renewable Resources. M. Kjellin, Ed. John Wiley & Sons. (Link)

Updated 1 July, 2017


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