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Faculty & Staff - Ray Fort

Ray FortMy Research

Hemicelluloses are chains of different kinds of sugars, connected to lignin. We are using computer modeling to determine the best ways to disconnect the individual sugars from each other and from the lignin, for use in fuels and other products.

In Other Words

I am doing molecular modeling related to the hydrolysis and oxidation of hemicelluloses and lignin. We are modeling enzyme-substrate interactions, calculating oxidation potentials, and evaluating reaction transition states.

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252 Aubert Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
tel: (207) 581-1180


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