Erin’s project addresses difficulties associated with lignin valorization, which includes controlling the isolation of lignin from the original irregular lignocellulose structure and depolymerizing lignin into aromatic monomer units via mechanocatalysis. These aromatics can further be valorized as renewable sources for the creation of biofuels and other green chemicals.
2020-present: Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Chemistry
2016-2020: Christopher Newport University
B.S. in Chemistry and Computational and Applied Mathematics