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Biotechnology and Fundamental Research

  Darrel D. Nicholas

Professor

Sustainable Bioproducts

  ddn1@msstate.edu
  662-325-8838

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Research Interests:

  • Development of new wood preservatives
  • Evaluations of wood preservative systems
  • Non-enzymatic decay mechanisms of brown-rot fungi
  • Bioconversion of lignin
  • Dimensional stabilization of wood

  H. Michael Barnes

Professor

Sustainable Bioproducts

  hb1@msstate.edu
  662-325-3056

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Research Interests:

  • Physical properties of treated wood and composites
  • Preservative and fire retardant treatments to extend the durability of building components
  • Treatment variables affecting the uniformity of treatment of wood and composites
  • New treatment technologies and processes

  Hamid Borazjani

Professor

Sustainable Bioproducts

  ab6@msstate.edu
  662-325-3106

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Research Interests:

  • In-situ and ex-situ bioremediation of organic chemical wastes (PAHs, PCP, PCBS, TPH) in soil, water, wood, and sludges
  • Evaluation of factors affecting bioactivity of microorganisms acclimated for bioremoval of hazardous chemicals
  • Composting of furniture wood wastes
  • Use of natural soil additives to reduce leaching potential of inorganic and organic chemicals into surface water.