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November 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2): An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar

November 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Learn how to move from pioneering to successfully implementing biobased plastics into the business strategy of the future.

This webinar will review the operation and accomplishments of the existing center and will highlight a new proposed additional site at North Dakota State University focused on coatings and thermoset synthesis.

Who Should Participate?

Representatives from

  • Company and National Laboratories;
  • University researchers with similar interests;
  • Government officials who support programs in this area;
  • And any company or organization exploring the economic possibilities and current technical restraints of biobased plastics.

Participation is free. 


David Grewell currently works at North Dakota State University as a Professor and Department Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and is an Adjunct Professor at Iowa State University in the department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. His interests include joining of plastics, micro-fabrication, laser processing and materials, bioplastics, and biofuels.


Dean Webster is Professor and Chair in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University. His research is in the area of new high performance polymer systems for coatings and composites, nanocomposites, polymers for marine antifouling coatings, and use of renewable resources in polymers and coatings systems.


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Webinar: UIDP at

About the NSF IUCRC Centers Webinar Series: Hosted by Iowa State and UIDP, The NSF IUCRC Program is supporting a new initiative to feature up to 10 IUCRC Centers in public webinars hosted by Join us for bi-monthly, hour-long webinars to learn more about IUCRC Centers. During the webinars, leading researchers from the various sites will provide a brief overview of the current R&D efforts followed by an open discussion period where attendees can ask questions of the presenters.

For those unable to attend a webinar, all sessions will be recorded for future viewing. Participation is free.

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