My FBRI research is directed toward chemical transformation of forest bioproducts through microbial fermentation. I am also involved in biosensor development, one of the goals of which is to provide more finely tuned control mechanisms for bioconversion processes.
In Other Words
I am interested in developing improved ways to coax microorganisms into digesting sugars from wood products and to produce commercially valuable chemicals from them. New detectors for byproducts of these processes will help us to better control production so it is efficient and cost-effective.