Dr. Heather Trajano Receives Killam Research Fellowship

  CHBE professor Heather Trajano is a recipient of UBC’s 2018 Faculty Research Awards. Dr. Trajano received UBC’s Killam Research Fellowship, which enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave. On her upcoming study leave, Dr. Trajano will explore the next big opportunity in biorefining, use of solid catalysts to transform wood, with collaborators at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Dr. Trajano also received an Åbo Akademi University Research Mobility Program grant to support her leave.  Dr. Trajano’s research addresses the difficult and multi-faceted problems in biorefining through a combination of engineering analysis, biochemical and chemical characterization, and numerical modeling for realistic biomass substrates in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.  In particular, she is known for her deep, definitive work on the fractionation, or pretreatment, of woody biomass. For more details on Dr. Trajano’s research, please visit her website: https://www.chbe.ubc.ca/profile/heather-trajano/