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Wood chemistry is a broad, interdisciplinary field focusing on the chemical and biochemical aspects of trees and products such as pulp and paper that are derived from trees. Extensive use of analytical instrumentation is required to determine the chemical composition of forest products and processes.

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The wood chemistry program at UMaine provides undergraduate and graduate students with a unique opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary field, which involves organic and medicinal chemistry, forestry, pulp and paper technology, chemical and environmental engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. The Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative (FBRI) provides a multidisciplinary focus for related research at UMaine. The wood chemistry program is the only such program in a chemistry department in the United States. We are developing methods to separate the major components of wood so that it can be used more efficiently for high value products and energy production. We invite you to learn more about these projects from the faculty pages below.

Contact Information Research
B_Cole_web Barbara J. W. Cole 241 Aubert Hall
(207) 581-1188
cole@maine.edu
Wood
Organic
Biological
Environmental
Alt. Energy
Ray_web3 Raymond C. Fort, Jr. 252 Aubert Hall
(207) 581-1180
rcfort@maine.edu
Organic
Wood
Biological
Environmental
Alt. Energy
Brian Brian G. Frederick
251 Aubert/151 ESRB
(207)-581-2268
brian.frederick@umit.maine.edu
Physical
Nano/Materials
Alt. Energy
Wood
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