Summer Research Position

Dr. Moore at Forest Products Lab, a national research laboratory located on-campus, is looking for an undergraduate researcher for this summer for 20-30 hrs/week.  Please see below for a research description and requirements for the position.  If interested, contact Dr. Moore directly with your resume, cover letter and summer schedule at

Research Goals

Our goal is to build upon analytical methods designed to characterize and identify complex mixtures.  These methods coupled with 2 D methods will be utilized to generate comprehensive knowledge for the separation of chemical components of biomass.  The development of algorithms from 2D analysis will maximize the separation for identifying processes for various biomass species. 

  • Separation of wood extractives and isolating high valued chemicals
  • Identify and characterize anti-microbial components generated during fungal attack
  • Wood’s chemical composition (degraded lignin and extractive). 


Ending their sophomore year and up.   

  • Independent thinker and worker but willing to be guided on research projects
  • A grasp for searching and interpreting literature (publications). (Scifinder, Web or Science etc.)  
  • Experience with organic experiments or a least can interpret the literature to reproduce the experiments. 
  • Have the capacity to interpret or learn how to interpret data from analytical  methods.  NMR, FTIR, GC-MS, HPLC etc.
  • Written a publication is a plus but not limited too
  • The person will work on multiple projects as well as train or assist others.


Forest Products Lab
Madison, Wis.
Part time
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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