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Michelle Reed

Research Technician IV-Chemistry | 303-384-7887

Areas of Expertise

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Laboratory Analytical Procedures

    • Bench-scale wet chemistry

    • Instrumental analysis including maintenance and troubleshooting

    • High-throughput procedures

  • In-house and external client training

  • Method development

    • High-pressure liquid chromatography analysis

    • Bench-scale methods


  • B.S., Chemistry (Mathematics Minor), Adams State University, 2008

Professional Experience

  • Research Technician IV, NREL, 2017–present

  • Research Technician III, NREL, 2013–2017

  • Research Technician II, NREL, 20102013

Featured Publications

  1. "Ammonia Pretreatment of Corn Stover Enables Facile Lignin Extraction," ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017)

  2. "Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of Corn Stover Lignin," ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2016)

  3. "Improved methods for the determination of drying conditions and fraction insoluble solids (FIS) in biomass pretreatment slurry," Biomass and Bioenergy (2016)

  4. "Electropolymerized Eugenol: Evaluation As a Protective Film for Oxygen Sensing," Sensors and Actuators B (2013)