Research Areas: Biomass Activities
Biography: Melanie Shirling is an analytical chemist in charge of maintaining the grinders in the bioenergy labs, as well as lead over work on the LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer). She has done grinding and fieldwork involving archaeology, geology and bioenergy. She started at the INL in 2003 as a training coordinator, also involved in data management. She accepted the laboratory technician job in 2014.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in geology, which she obtained from Idaho State University in 2012. She is thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science management and engineering.
B.S., Geology - Idaho State University