Forest Products Laboratory Internship

Dr. Roderquita Moore from the Forest Products Laboratory on campus is looking for a couple interns this summer that would be able to commit 20-30 hours/week.  

Students must:

  • Be independent thinkers and workers but willing to be guided on research projects
  • Have a grasp for searching and interpreting literature (publications). (Scifinder, Web or Science etc.)  
  • Have 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.
  • A written a publication is a plus but not limited to
  • Work on multiple projects as well as train or assist others.
  • Have sophomore standing or higher


Research Goals

Our goal is to build upon analytical methods designed to characterize and identify complex mixtures.  These methods coupled with 2D methods will be utilize 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). 


Contact information:

Please send your resume, cover letter and summer schedule to Dr. Moore at

Forest Products Laborary
Part time
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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