Wisconsin Energy Institute

Thatcher Root

Thatcher Root

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering




(608) 262-8999

Energy Expertise: 

Thatcher Root's interests in green chemistry and renewable resources led him to apply his background in catalysis and reaction chemistry to problems relating to processes for conversion of biomass feedstocks to biodiesel or other useful fuel or chemicals.  He is presently collaborating with Prof. Dan Klingenberg (CBE) and C. Tim Scott (USDA Forest Products Laboratory) in an investigation of the rheological and other changes occurring during processing of cellulosic feedstocks.