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Molecular Engineering and Processing of Covalent Organic Frameworks

October 13, 2021

Rafael Verduzco, PhD, Rice University, will be presenting as part of the School of Molecular Sciences' Fall SM3 Seminar Series.  Join via Zoom: https://bit.ly/SpringSeminarSM3

Materials team recruits two faculty with expertise in nanotechnology and polymers

October 4, 2021

The Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing has appointed two new faculty: nanoscientist Eileen Seo and physicist Ren Xie.   Before being recruited to Arizona State University, Eileen Seo obtained her doctorate in chemistry at Northwestern where she investigated approaches to kinetically control the crystallization processes of DNA-functionalized nanoparticles. During her postdoctoral research at UCSB, she developed photocurable resins for 3D...

Ongoing Research in the Electrical Markets Division at 3M and Advice for Students

September 9, 2021

Senior Research Specialist at 3M Company, Ann Fornof, Ph.D, will be presenting as part of Biodesign's Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing's Fall 2021 Seminar Series. Following the seminar will be a student meet-up from 1:00-1:45pm and a faculty meet-up from 1:45-2:30pm. Join via zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96059800234

Molecules to Manufacturing to Marketplace

September 7, 2021

Tim Long, center director of the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing, co-hosts a webinar for the American Chemical Society on 3D Printing of Sulfonated Polyesters for Controlled Release.

Biodesign researchers collaborate to develop innovative manufacturing for modern industries

July 19, 2021

Every day we interact with products manufactured using polymer chemistry — whether shower stalls, automotive parts, concrete structures or a wide range of plastics. Modern fabrication utilizes additive manufacturing, in which a product is built by adding molecules to precise locations. This process is more commonly known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing is more economical and potentially more sustainable because it requires less energy, produces less waste and overall uses less...

Recent progress in performance-advantaged bioproducts and plastics upcycling

January 22, 2021

Gregg Beckham, PhD National Renewable Energy Laboratory Title: Recent progress in performance-advantaged bioproducts and plastics upcycling Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96059800234 Or join by phone: US: +16027530140,,96059800234# or +12532158782,,96059800234# This is part of Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing Spring 2021 seminar series. 

Chemical and enzymatic strategies for complex molecule synthesis

January 22, 2021

Kyle Biegasiewicz, PhD Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics presents: Chemical and enzymatic strategies for complex molecule synthesis The chemical synthesis of structurally and stereochemically complex molecules is a focal point of the pharmaceutical, agriculture and materials industries.  In an effort to optimize the desired parameters affiliated with their synthesis (step, atom, redox economies) we rely heavily upon the discovery of catalysts that can...

Precision Polyolefins and the Circular Economy

January 22, 2021

Kathryn Beers, PhD National Institute of Standards and Technology Presents: Precision Polyolefins and the Circular Economy Research areas: sustainable materials, degradable and renewable polymeric materials, precision and advances in polymer synthesis and reaction monitoring Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96059800234 Or join by phone: US: +16027530140,,96059800234# or +12532158782,,96059800234# This is part of Biodesign Center for...

How to make people happy with plastics again

January 22, 2021

Filip Du Prez, PhD Ghent University presents: How to make people happy with plastics again Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96059800234 Or join by phone: US: +16027530140,,96059800234# or +12532158782,,96059800234# This is part of Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing Spring 2021 seminar series. 

My journey to sustainable macromolecular materials and manufacturing: past and current research efforts

January 7, 2021

Kailong Jin, PhD School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University presents: My journey to sustainable macromolecular materials and manufacturing: past and current research efforts Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96059800234 Or join by phone: US: +16027530140,,96059800234# or +12532158782,,96059800234# This is part of Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing Spring 2021...