In 1996(?), four companies agreed to support research dealing with poly(ethylene) terephthalate (PET) technology. Over the intervening years, the PET Industrial Consortium has grown in size and more than two dozen companies have been members. Through both their modest financial investments and semi-annual attendance at our meetings, they have supported over xx graduate students at both the MSChE and PhD levels. To find out more, look here.
Increasing demands for better packaging performance has led to the development of 'active' packaging where diffusing components are bound to or reacted with scavengers in the package or package wall. To provide leading edge research in this area, the Polymer Institute has created an Active Barrier Consortium.
Past and current graduate students working towards both a MSChE degree and a PhD in Engineering Science have done research in the areas of blends, orientation effects, property enhancement and evaluation and polymer processing. For more information on the areas of research, check out the student page and the alumni page.
Almost all our students have taken the opportunity to publish the results of their research in recognized journals in the polymer area. Contract work, however is considered proprietary to the customer and is not published unless the customer so desires.
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