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Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (2018)

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

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

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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.


About the NSF IUCRC 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.

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