Investigators William Tolman and Tom Hoye received 2017 ACS National Awards. Tolman was awarded the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, and Hoye was awarded the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Read more


"Most polymers we use in everyday life are from petroleum-based products, and although they’re durable in use, they’re also durable in waste."  —Director Marc Hillmyer

An interview with Marc Hillmyer is featured in the Nature News Feature titled, The plastics revolution: how chemists are pushing polymers to new limits. Read the article to find out more!


CSP research from the Reineke group is featured on the cover of Polymer Chemistry. Check it out!


CSP research on recyclable foams is featured in the April 15 issue of Bioplastics Magazine! Read the article here!


KSTP 5 Eyewitness News interviewed the Hillmyer group on their research innovations in biodegradable plastics for making plastic shopping bags environmentally friendly. Check out the video here!


Professor Theresa Reineke has been selected as a 2016 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. This award is sponsored by the Office for Faulty and Academic Affairs and the Women’s Center. It recognizes women faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities who have achieved significant national and international accomplishments and honors and who contribute as leaders on campus. Read the full article from the Department of Chemistry.


Read about how a Seattle middle school science teacher used a CSP bioplastics lab to kick off development of her chemistry unit "Polymers for the Planet" with sponsorship from Boeing.


The Center for Sustainable Polymers was featured in a video published on the Bloomberg homepage. Check out the video here!