Joined Aug 30 2010
Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division
Louisiana Local Section
The research of Al French concerns the 3-dimensional structures of carbohydrate molecules, especially cellulose and starch, studied either with computer modeling or, in collaboration, diffraction crystallography. He is the current Chair-Elect of the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials, and in 2010 he received the 2009 Anselme Payen Award. He is a past Chair of the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, as well.