Associate Professor & President’s Excellence Chair in Forest Bio-products

Teaching interests: Polymer Science and Engineering, Surface Characterization, Problem Solving, Technical Communication

Current Courses


Selected Publications

Osorio, D.A.; Lee, B.E.J.; Kwiecien, J.M.; Wang, X.; Shahid, I.; Hurley, A.L. Cranston, E.D. (2019). Cross-linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels as Viable Bone Tissue Scaffolds Acta Biomaterialia, 87, 152-165
De France, K.J.; Babi, M.; Vapaavuori, J.; Hoare, T.; Moran-Mirabal, J.; Cranston, E.D. (2019). 2.5D Hierarchical Structuring of Nanocomposite Hydrogel Films Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6325-6335
Vanderfleet, O.M.; Reid, M.S.; Bras, J.; Heux, L.; Godoy-Vargas, J.; Panga, M.K.R.; Cranston, E.D. (2019). Insight Into Thermal Stability of Cellulose Nanocrystals from New Hydrolysis Methods with Acid Blends Cellulose, 26, 507-528
Toniolo, S.P.; Afkhami, S.; Mahmood, A.; Fradin, C.; Lichty, B.D.; Miller, M.S.; Xing, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Thompson, M.R. (2019). Excipient Selection for Thermally Stable Enveloped and Non-Enveloped Viral Vaccine Platforms in Dry Powders International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 561, 66-73
Morgan, B.A.; Xing, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Thompson, M.R. (2019). Acoustic Levitation as a Screening Method for Excipient Selection in the Development of Dry Powder Vaccines International Journal of Pharmaceutics 563, 71-78
E Johan Foster, Robert J Moon, Umesh P Agarwal, Michael J Bortner, Julien Bras, Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, Kathleen J Chan, Martin JD Clift, Emily D Cranston, Stephen J Eichhorn, Douglas M Fox, Wadood Y Hamad, Laurent Heux, Bruno Jean, Matthew Korey, Kimberly J Ong, Michael S Reid, Scott Renneckar, Rose Roberts, Jo Anne Shatkin, John Simonsen, Kelly Stinson-Bagby, Nandula Wanasekara, Jeff Youngblood (2018). Current characterization methods for cellulose nanomaterials Chemical Society Reviews 47, 2609-2679
Johnston, L.J.; Jakubek, Z.J.; Beck, S.; Araki, J.; Cranston, E.D.; Danumah, C.; Fox, D.; Li, H.; Wang, J.; Mester, Z.; Moores, A.; Murphy, K.; Rabb, S.A.; Rudie, A.; Stephan, C. (2018). Determination of Sulfur and Sulfate Half-Ester Content in Cellulose Nanocrystals: An Interlaboratory Comparison Metrologia, 5, 872-882
Kedzior, S.A.; Zoppe, J.O.; Berry, R.M.; Cranston, E.D. (2018). Recent Advances and an Industrial Perspective of Cellulose Nanocrystal Functionalization through Polymer Grafting Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Levin, L.; Saem, S.; Osorio, D.A.; Cerf, A.; Cranston, E.D.; Moran-Mirabal, J.M. (2018). Green Templating of Ultraporous Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Microparticles Chemistry of Materials, 30, 8040-8051
Kedzior, S.A.; Kiriakou, M.; Niinivaara, E.; Dube, M.A.; Fraschini, C.; Berry, R. M.; Cranston, E.D. (2018). Incorporating Cellulose Nanocrystals into the Core of Polymer Latex Particles through Polymer Grafting ACS Macro Letters, 7, 990-996
Liu, L.; Hu, Z.; Sui, X.; Guo, J.; Cranston, E.D.; Mao, Z. (2018). Effect of Counterion Choice on the Stability of Cellulose Nanocrystal Pickering Emulsions Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 57, 7169-7180
LeClair, D.; Cranston, E.D.; Lichty, B.D.; Xing, Z.; Thompson, M.R. (2018). Consecutive Spray Drying to Produce Coated Dry Powder Vaccines Suitable for Oral Administration ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 4, 1669-1678
Dastjerdi, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Berry, R.; Fraschini, C.; Dube, M.A. (2018). Polymer Nanocomposites for Emulsion-Based Coatings and Adhesives Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
King, A.W.T.; Kedzior, S.A.; Laaksonen, T.; Holding, A.J.; Helminen, J.K.J.; Heikkinen, S.; Mäkelä, M.; Cranston, E.D.; Kilpeläinen, I. (2018). Liquids NMR Toolbox for the Analysis of Chemically Modified Nanocelluloses Biomacromolecules, 19, 2708-2720
Osorio, D.A.; Seifried, B.; Moquin, P.; Grandfield, K.; Cranston, E.D. (2018). Morphology of Cross-linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels: Cryo-templating vs. Pressurized Gas Expansion Processing Journal of Materials Science, 53, 9842-9860
Ouzas, A.; Ninivaara, E.; Cranston, E.D.; Dube, M.A.. (2018). Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposites for Adhesive Applications via In Situ Semi Batch Emulsion Polymerization Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 12, 1700068
Klemm, D.; Cranston, E.; Fischer, F.; Gama, M.; Kedzior, S.A.; Kralisch, D.; Kramer, F.; Kondo, F.; Lindström, T.; Nietzsche, S.; Petzold-Welcke, K.; Rauchfuß, F. (2018). Nanocellulose as a Natural Source for Groundbreaking Applications in Materials Science: Today’s State Materials Today, 21, 720-748
Ouzas, A.; Niinivaara, E.; Cranston, E.D.; Dubé, M.A. (2018). Synthesis of Poly(Isobutyl Acrylate/n-Butyl Acrylate/Methyl Methacrylate) CNC Nanocomposites for Adhesive Applications via In Situ Semi-Batch Emulsion Polymerization Polymer Composites
Vanderfleet, O.M.; Osorio, D.A.; Cranston, E.D. (2018). Optimization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Length and Surface Charge Density through Phosphoric Acid Hydrolysis Philosophical Transactions A, 376, 20170041
Dastjerdi, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Dube, M.A. (2018). Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Property Modification using Cellulose Nanocrystals International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 81, 36-42
Reid, M.S.; Stimpson, T.C,; Niinivaara, E.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Comparing Soft Semicrystalline Polymer Nanocomposites Reinforced with Cellulose Nanocrystals and Fumed Silica Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 220-230
De France, K.J.; Yager, K.G.; Chan, K.J.W.; Corbett, B.; Cranston, E.D.; Hoare, T. (2017). Injectable Anisotropic Nanocomposite Hydrogels Direct in Situ Growth and Alignment of Myotubes Nano Lett., 17, 6487-6495
Kedzior, S.A.; Dube, M.A.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Cellulose Nanocrystals and Methyl Cellulose as Costabilizers for Nanocomposite Latexes with Double Morphology ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5, 10509-10517
Reid, M.S.; Kedzior, S.A.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Effect of Ionic Strength and Surface Charge Density on the Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Thin Film Swelling Langmuir, 33 (30), 7403-7411
Martin, C.; Barker, R.; Watkins, E.; Dubreuil, F.; Cranston, E.D.; Heux, L.; Jean, B. (2017). Hybrid All-Nanoparticle Gibbsite Nanoplatelet/Cellulose Nanocrystal Multilayered Films with Highly Tunable Architectures Langmuir, 33, 7896-7907
Reid, M.S.; Marway, H.S.; Moran-Hidalgo, C.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Polyethylene Glycol Adsorption to Cellulose and Silica Colloids Cellulose, 24, 4743–4757
De France, K.J.; Hoare, T.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Review of Nanocellulose Aerogels and Hydrogels Chemistry of Materials, 29, 4609-4631
Hu, Z.; Berry, R.M.; Pelton, R.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). One-Pot Water-Based Hydrophobic Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals Using Plant Polyphenols ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (6), 5018-5026
Afkhami, S.; LeClair, D.A.; Haddadi, S.; Lai, R.; Toniolo, S.; Ertl, H.C.; Cranston, E.D.; Thompson, M.R.; Xing, Z. (2017). Spray Dried Human and Chimpanzee Adenoviral-vectored Vaccines are Thermally Stable and Immunogenic In Vivo Vaccine, 35 (22), 2916-2924
Gill, U.; Sutherland, T.; Himbert, S.; Rheinstädter, M.; Cranston, E.D.*; Moran-Mirabal, J. (2017). Beyond Buckling: Humidity-Independent Measurement of the Mechanical Properties of Green Nanocomposite Films Nanoscale, 9(23), 7689–8034
Dastjerdi, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Dube, M.A. (2017). Synthesis of Poly(n-butyl acrylate/methyl methacrylate)/CNC Latex Nanocomposites via In Situ Emulsion Polymerization Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 11, 1700013
Reid, M.S.; Marway, H.S.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Hydrogen Bonding and Polymer Adsorption: A Look at Polyethylene Glycol with Cellulose and Silica Colloids Current Opinion in Colloids and Interface Science, 29, 76–82
Kedzior, S.A.; Marway, H.S.; Cranston, E.D. (2017). Predicting Cellulose Nanocrystal and Surfactant Behaviour in Mini Emulsion Polymerization Macromolecules, 50 (7), 2645-2655
Reid, M.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Benchmarking Cellulose Nanocrystals: From Laboratory Scale to Applications Langmuir, 33 (7), 1583-1598
Abitbol, T.*; Marway, H.S.; Kedzior, S.A.; Yang, X.; Franey, A.; Gray, D.G.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Hybrid Fluorescent Nanoparticles from Quantum Dots Coupled to Cellulose Nanocrystals Cellulose, 24 (3), 1287-1293
Hu, Z.; Xu, R.; Cranston, E.D.; Pelton, R. (2016). Stable Aqueous Foams from Cellulose Nanocrystals and Methyl Cellulose Biomacromolecules, 17 (12), 4095–4099
Hatton, F.L.; Kedzior, S.A.; Cranston, E.D.; Carlmark, A. (2016). Grafting-from Cellulose Nanocrystals via Photoinduced Cu-mediated Reversible-deactivation Radical Polymerization Carbohydrate Polymers, 157, 1033-1040
Zhu, H.; Yang, X.; Zhu, S.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Flexible and Porous Nanocellulose Aerogels with High Loadings of Metal-Organic Framework Particles for Separations Applications Advanced Materials, 28 (35), 7652-7657
Shi, K.; Yang, X.; Cranston, E.; Zhitomirsky, I. (2016). Efficient Lightweight Supercapacitor with Compression Stability Advanced Functional Materials, 26 (35), 6437-6445
LeClair, D.; Cranston, E.D.; Xing, Z.; Thompson, M. (2016). Optimization of Spray Drying Conditions for Yield, Particle Size and Biological Activity of Thermally Stable Viral Vectors Pharmaceutical Research, 33, 2763-2777
De France, K.J.; Yager, K. G.; Hoare, T.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Cooperative Ordering and Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Alignment in a Magnetic Field Langmuir, 32 (30), 7564-7571
Dong, X.; Marway, H.S.; Cranston, E.D.; Pelton, R.H. (2016). Relating Nanoparticle Shape and Adhesiveness to Performance as Flotation Collectors Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2016, 55 (36), 9633–9638
Benselfelt, T.; Cranston, E.D.; Ondaral, S.; Johansson, E.; Brumer, H.; Rutland, M.W.; Wagberg, L. (2016). Adsorption of Xyloglucan onto Cellulose Surfaces of Different Morphologies: An Entropy-driven Process Biomacromolecules, 17 (9), 2801-2811
Chau, M.; De France, K.J.; Kopera, B.; Machado, V.; Rosenfeldt, S.; Reyes, L.; Chan, K.J.W.; Foster, S.; Cranston, E.D.; Hoare, T.; Kumacheva, E. (2016). Composite Hydrogels with Tunable Anisotropic Morphologies and Mechanical Properties Chemistry of Materials, 28 (10), 3406–3415
Reid, M.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Cellulose Nanocrystal Interactions Probed by Thin Film Swelling to Predict Dispersibility Nanoscale, 8, 12247-12257
LeClair, D.; Cranston, E.D.; Xing, Z.; Thompson, M. (2016). Evaluation of Excipients for Enhanced Thermal Stabilization of a Human Type 5 Adenoviral Vector through Spray Drying International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 506, 289–301
Hu, Z.; Marway, H.S.; Kasem, H.; Pelton, R.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Dried and Redispersible Cellulose Nanocrystal Pickering Emulsions ACS Macro Letters, 5, 185–189
De France, K.J.; Chan, K.J.W.; Cranston, E.D.; Hoare, T. (2016). Enhanced Mechanical Properties in Cellulose Nanocrystal–Poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) Injectable Nanocomposite Hydrogels through Control of Physical and Chemical Cross-Linking Biomacromolecules 2016 17, 649-660
LaRue, R.; Cobbledick, J.; Latulippe, D.R.; Cranston, E.D (2016). High-throughput dewatering test – a parallel processing format for screening and optimization studies Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 105, 85–93
Kedzior, S.A.; Graham, L.; Dooley, B. M.; Moorlag, C.; Cranston, E.D. (2016). Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals: One-Step Synthesis, Characterization and Nanocomposites Journal of Canadian Chemical Engineering, 94, 811-822
Hu, Z.; Patten, T.; Pelton, R.; Cranston, E.D. (2015). Synergistic Stabilization of Emulsions and Emulsion Gels with Water-Soluble Polymers and Cellulose Nanocrystals ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 3, 1023–1031
Goujon, L. J.; Hariharan, A.; Sayyar, B.; Burke, N. A. D.; Cranston, E.D.; Andrews, D. W.; Stover, D. H. (2015). Tuneable Hydrogel Thin Films from Reactive Synthetic Polymers as Potential 2D Cell Scaffolds Langmuir, 31, 5623–5632
Rivkin, A.; Abitbol, T.; Nevo, Y.; Verker, R.; Lapidot, S.; Komarov, A.; Veldhuis, S.; Zilberman, G.; Cranston, E.D., Shoseyov, O. (2015). Bionanocomposite films from Resilin-CBD bound to Cellulose Nanocrystals Industrial Biotechnology, 11, 44-58
Cranston, E.D.; Moran-Mirabal, J.M. (2015). Cellulose Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications – Overview: Cellulose Nanotechnology on the Rise Industrial Biotechnology, 11, 1-2
Hu, Z.; Ballinger, S.; Pelton, R.; Cranston, E.D. (2015). Surfactant-Enhanced Cellulose Nanocrystal Pickering Emulsions Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 439, 1439-148
Yang, X.; Shi, K.; Zhitomirsky, I.; Cranston, E.D. (2015). Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels as Universal 3D Lightweight Substrates for Supercapacitor Materials Advanced Materials, 27, 6104–6109
Yang, X.; Cranston, E.D. (2014). Chemically Cross-linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels with Shape-Memory and Superabsorbent Properties Chemistry of Materials, 26, 6016-6025
Abitbol, T.; Prevo, B.; Galli, C.; Choudhary, S.; Corwin, J.; Villalpando, F.; Nguyen, L.; Villalobos, M.; Komarov, A.; Veldhuis, S.; Cranston, E.D. (2014). A Comparison of Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Fumed Silica Nanoparticles in Latex Coatings Green Materials, 2, 206-221
Hu, Z.; Cranston, E.D.; Ng, R.; Pelton, R. (2014). Tuning Cellulose Nanocrystal Gelation with Polysaccharides and Surfactants Langmuir, 30, 2684-2692
Abitbol, T.; Marway, H.; Cranston, E.D. (2014). Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals with Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 29 (1) 46-59
Osterberg, M.; Cranston, E.D. (2014). Special Issue on Nanocellulose – Editorial Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 29 (1) 1-2
Yang, X.; Bakaic, E.; Hoare, T.; Cranston, E.D. (2013). Injectable Polysaccharide Hydrogels Reinforced with Cellulose Nanocrystals: Morphology, Rheology, Degradation, and Cytotoxicity Biomacromolecules, 14, 4447-4455
Abitbol, T.; Palermo, A.; Moran-Mirabal, J. M.; Cranston, E. D. (2013). Fluorescent Labeling and Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals with Varying Charge Contents Biomacromolecules, 14, 3278-3284
Kan, K.H.M.; Li, J.; Wijesekera, K.; Cranston, E.D. (2013). Polymer-Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals as pH Responsive Reversible Flocculants Biomacromolecules, 14, 3130-3139
Kan, K.H.M.; Cranston, E.D. (2013). Mechanical Testing of Thin Film Nanocellulose Composites Using Buckling Mechanics TAPPI Journal, 12, 9-17
Sato, T.; Ali, M. M.; Pelton, R.; Cranston, E.D. (2012). DNA Stickers Promote Polymer Adsorption onto Cellulose Biomacromolecules, 13, 3173-3180
Álvarez, R.; Cranston, E.D.; Atkin, R.; Rutland, M.W. (2012). Suppression of Stiction by an Ionic Liquid: Nanotribology Using Colloid Probe AFM Langmuir, 28, 9967-9976
Werzer, O.; Cranston, E.D.; Warr, G. G.; Atkin, R.; Rutland, M.W. (2012). Ionic liquid Nanotribology: Mica–Silica Interactions in Ethylammonium Nitrate Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14, 5147-5152
Cranston, E.D.*; Eita, M.; Johansson, E.; Netrval, J.; Salajkova, M.; Arwin, H; Wågberg, L. (2011). Determination of the Young’s Modulus for Nanofibrillated Cellulose Multilayer Thin Films Using Buckling Mechanics Biomacromolecules, 12, 961-969
Cranston, E.D.; Gray, D.G.; Rutland, M.W. (2010). Direct Surface Force Measurements of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films Containing Nanocrystalline Cellulose Langmuir, 26, 17190-17197
Hasani, M.; Cranston, E.D.; Westman, G.; Gray, D.G. (2008). Cationic Surface Functionalization of Cellulose Nanocrystals Soft Matter, 4, 2238-2244
Cranston, E.D.; Gray, D.G. (2008). Birefringence in Spin-Coated Films Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals Colloids and Surfaces A, 325, 44-51
Cranston, E.D.; Gray, D.G. (2006). Morphological and Optical Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Incorporating Nanocrystalline Cellulose Biomacromolecules, 7, 2522-2530
Cranston, E.D.; Gray, D.G. (2006). Formation of Cellulose-based Electrostatic Layer-by-layer Films in a Magnetic Field Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 7, 319-321
Cranston, E.; Kawada, J.; Raymond, S.; Morin, F.; Marchessault, R.H. (2003). Co-Crystallization Model for Synthetic Biodegradable Poly(butyene adipate-co-butylene terephthalate) Biomacromolecules, 4, 995-999