CSP Researchers will be at ACS San Francisco! Here's where you can find your CSP colleagues: CSP Guide to ACS San Francisco
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 »
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 »
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 members, join us for Beyond the Classroom on December 14, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST. Researchers Annabelle Watts and Ingrid Haugan Smidt will be presenting Polymer Properties 101.
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 »
Application for Summer 2017 is open. The application deadline for the summer 2017 program is February 1st, 2017. Students with completed applications will be notified by early March. For more details, visit the CSP Summer Undergraduate Research page.
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!
CSP Investigator Theresea Reineke was awarded the 2017 ACS Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award for her excellence and innovation in polymer research. Congratulations!
Director Marc Hillmyer was interviewed by NCR Planet Money. Check out the full podcast (and listen for Hillmyer at 17:30)!