Chemical and Biological Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science
Heather's research focus is explore and harness fundamental knowledge of biomass fractionation and conversion for maximum economic and environmental benefit. Some specific research interests are i) Fundamentals of biomass deconstruction to separate carbohydrates from lignin, ii) Recovery and purification of extractives and iii) Heterogeneous catalysis for chemical production. Dr. Trajano searches for biorefining opportunities that complement existing forestry operations by utilizing waste streams and by-products.