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December 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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UIDP Webinar: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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

During this webinar, we will review the strategic goals of a recently established Industry/University Cooperative Research Center supported by the National Science Foundation. The webinar will provide details of the center’s operation, funding, intellectual property, project selection and management as well as how your participation will benefit your company, and the successful steering of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2).

A recording of the webinar will be made available at


David Grewell currently works at Iowa State University as a Professor in the department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. His interests include joining of plastics, micro-fabrication, laser processing and materials, bioplastics, and biofuels.


Jason Locklin joined the University of Georgia’s Department of Chemical Engineering in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He founded the New Materials Institute in 2016, whose overarching research focus is to develop innovative materials and adaptive systems based on green engineering principles that will mitigate the accumulation of non-biodegradable plastics in the environment.


Vikram Yadama is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His educational, research, and extension background spans the fields of forestry and forest management, forest products and wood science, and structural engineering.


Deborah Mielewski is the Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable Materials at Ford Motor Company. Dr. Mielewski is passionate about the work she does to reduce Ford’s environmental footprint and believes that these new materials are going to dominate the market in the future.

Who Should Attend?

Representatives from:

    • Company and National Laboratories;
    • University researchers with similar research interests;
    • Students wanting to learn more about R&D trends in this space;
    • Government officials who support programs in this area; and
    • Any company or organization exploring the economic possibilities and current technical restraints of biobased plastics.

December 6, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Free to attend

Session will be archived and made available to the public.

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