Reineke receives Distinguished McKnight University Professorship

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Professor Theresa Reineke has received the University of Minnesota’s 2017 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship. This professorship recognizes and rewards the university's most outstanding mid-career faculty members. Recipients are honored with the title, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, which they hold for as long as they remain at the University of Minnesota, and receive a grant of $100,000… Read more »

CSP Research Published in Science

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Collaborative CSP research by Coates, LaPointe, Bates, and Macosko groups has been published in Science. This research focuses on compatibilizing the recycling process for two of the most common plastics. Polyethylene (PE) and isotactic polypropylene (iPP) constitute nearly two-thirds of the world’s plastic. Despite their similar hydrocarbon makeup, the polymers are immiscible with one another. Thus,… Read more »

Minnesota Corn Growers Partnership

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  The Center for Sustainable Polymers is excited to partner with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) through research, education, and outreach efforts. Researchers in the Center for Sustainable Polymers are working to develop new monomers and polymers that expand the uses of corn-based sugars. Additionally, our education and outreach programs are working to reach… Read more »

CSP at the 2016 MN State Fair

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From August 25 to September 5, 2016, CSP faculty, researchers, students, and staff volunteered their time at the Minnesota State Fair.  CSP members interacted with fair visitors in the EcoExperience building at an exhibit focused on bioplastics. Researchers spoke with the public about their research and the ways scientists at the Center are impacting their… Read more »

Covestro 2016

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Professor Richard C. Thompson will present "Plastic Debris in the Ocean: Are There Solutions to this Global Environmental Problem?". The lecture is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Check for more details here!