More than one-half century ago, synthetic polymer production from petrochemicals was in its infancy. Since then, the global production of polymers has increased by more than a factor of 100, while the earth’s population has increased only by a factor of two. The rapid and continuous growth of the polymer industry has led to a myriad of useful technologies and, unfortunately, staggering levels of synthetic polymer (plastic) trash.
Join us October 1, when Professor Marc Hillmyer will highlight the work being conducted in the National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Polymers (headquartered at the University of Minnesota), where today’s research discoveries will undoubtedly lead to the packaging, construction, household, clothing, automobile, and energy materials of tomorrow.
Dr. Marc Hillmyer, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair; Distinguished University Teaching Professor; and director, Center for Sustainable Polymers, Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.
This webinar is part of the Headliners series as produced by Lifelong Learning, a program of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota. For information about upcoming Headliners, visit ccaps.umn.edu/headliners.
7 to 8:30 p.m.
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