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Michelle Reed

Project Manager IV-Research


Research Interests

Areas of Expertise

Project planning and management

Budget analysis and rectification

Subcontract implementation

Proposal support

Deliverable tracking


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

Professional Experience

Project Manager II, NREL (2019–present)

Research Technician IV, NREL (2017–2019)

Research Technician III, NREL (2013–2017)

Research Technician II, NREL (2010–2013)

Featured Work

Differences in S/G Ratio in Natural Poplar Variants Do Not Predict Catalytic Depolymerization Monomer Yields, Nature Communications (2019)

Post-Fermentation Recovery of Biobased Carboxylic Acids, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2018)

Integrated Diesel Production from Lignocellulosic Sugars via Oleaginous Yeast, Green Chemistry (2018)

Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of C-Lignin, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2018)

Flowthrough Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of Biomass, Joule (2017)

Base-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Solid Lignin-Rich Streams Enables Microbial Conversion, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2017)

Ammonia Pretreatment of Corn Stover Enables Facile Lignin Extraction, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2017)

Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of Corn Stover Lignin, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2016)

Improved Methods for the Determination of Drying Conditions and Fraction Insoluble Solids (FIS) in Biomass Pretreatment Slurry, Biomass and Bioenergy (2016)

Electropolymerized Eugenol: Evaluation as a Protective Film for Oxygen Sensing, Sensors and Actuators B (2013)