Welcome to the Foston Lab

.....where solving problems is our objective and chemistry, analytics and engineering are our tools.

We research emerging technologies for exploitation of biomass as a sustainable source for energy, chemicals and materials production:

  • Synthetic polymers designed, synthesized and characterized from renewable biomass-derived monomers.
  • Novel methods of biomass characterization
  • Chemical and material production from lignin
  • Interfacing biological and thermochemical biomass conversion

Marcus Foston
Assistant Professor

Open Lab Positions

  • Fall 2016 - 2 PhD Student Positions: Depolymerization of lignin and Biomass Characterization
  • Summer/Fall 2016 – 1 Postdoctoral Research Position: Synthesis of lignin model polymers and biomass-derived monomers Details Here