Danielle Julie Carrier - Full Professor, AR P3 Center Co-Campus Lead - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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Phone: 479-575-2351 (Office) 479-575-2542 (Lab)
Address: 203 Engineering Hall, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Email: carrier@uark.edu


UAF/ Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Cluster Identification: 
- Comparative Metabolomics, Genomics, and Metabolic Engineering Cluster
- Biological ‘Set-Points’—Addressing Mechanisms That Limit Protein and Biomass Accumulation Cluster
- Plant Interactions with Other Organisms Cluster

Research Areas/Expertise:

Algae for biofuels & bioproduction
Biofuels & Biobased Products
Feedstock Processing
Plant Secondary Metabolism/Metabolomics/Metabolic Engineering
Phytochemicals & Human Health
Plant Cell Walls
Plant Environmental Physiology
Plant-Insect Interactions

Research Summary | Selected Publications | Lab Members | Key Collaborators | Research Projects | Links

Research Summary:

My research program is focused on the extraction of carbohydrates and phytochemicals from biomass. I am particularly interested in components that are embedded in biorefinery-destined feedstock, such as forest residue and herbaceous energy crops, and that can be extracted by pressurized hot water or dilute acid so that their extraction can be coupled to the existing biochemical biorefinery processing technology.

Selected Publications:

  • Lau C, Clausen E, Thomas G and Carrier DJ.  2013. Kinetic modeling of xylose oligomer degradation during pretreatment in dilute acid or in water.  Industrial Research Engineering Chemistry53 (6), 2219–2228.
  • Rajan, K, and DJ Carrier.  2013.  Effect of dilute acid pretreatment conditions and washing on the production of inhibitors and on recovery of sugars during wheat straw enzymatic hydrolysis.  Biomass and Bioenergy. 62: 222-227
  • Martin E, Cousins S, Talley S, West C, Clausen E and Carrier DJ.  (2011).“The effect of pre-soaking coupled to pretreatment on the extraction of hemicellulosic sugars and flavonoids from switchgrass (Panicum virgatum, var. Alamo) leaves and stems.” Transactions of ASABE 54: 1953-1958.
  • Nesbitt E, Thiers P, Gao J, Shoemaker S, Garcia-Perez M, Carrier J, Doran-Peterson J, Morgan J, Wang G,  Wensel P and Chen S. (2011).  “China’s vision for renewable energy: the status of bioenergy and bioproduct research and commercialization,” Industrial Biotechnology 7: 336-348.
  • Martin E, Bunnell K , Lau C, Pelkki M, Patterson D, Clausen E, Smith J and Carrier DJ. (2011). “Hot water and dilute acid pretreatment of high and low specific gravity Populus deltoids clones.” (2011). Journal of Industrial Microbiology 38:355-361.
  • Lau C, Bunnell K, Clausen E, Thoma G, Lay J, Gidden J and Carrier DJ. (2011)  “Separation and purification of xylose oligomers using centrifugal partition chromatography.” Journal of Industrial Microbiology 38:363-370.

Lab Members:

Elizabeth Martin
Research Associate, Dept of Biological Engineering
Angele Djioleu
PhD, Dept of Biological Engineering
Kala Rajan
PhD student, Food Science

Richard Sakul
MS student, Dept of Biological Engineering


Noaa Frederick
MS Student, Dept of Biological Engineering
Nelson Heringer
Undergraduate Student, Dept of Biological Engineering

Key Collaborators

None at this time.

Research Projects

Developing a model for hemicellulose release Saccharification of sweetgum, poplar and wheat straw.