Mehdi Tajvidi knows big things can come in small packages. The University of Maine assistant professor is developing next-generation materials using cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) — the natural structural building units of wood. They're 1/100,000th the width of a human hair but have superior properties, including exceptional strength.
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Staples, Beth, "Tajvidi awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation CNF floor, wall products" (2018). General University of Maine Publications. 1042.
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