NDSU hosts the third International Symposium on Materials from Renewables July 17-18 on the NDSU campus. The event was co-organized by faculty at NDSU and the University of Georgia.
The symposium is sponsored by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR; North Dakota Soybean Council; United Soybean Board; North Dakota Department of Commerce; Agricultural Products Utilization Commission; Coatings (MDPI); NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials; NDSU College of Science and Mathematics and NDSU College of Engineering.
The event explored aspects of research related to the use of renewable, natural materials, including applications in all fields of science and engineering.
The symposium is an important platform to discuss bio-based materials, a growing area of development as researchers and industries seek alternatives to petroleum-based products.
NDSU members of the organizing committee included Andriy Voronov, associate professor of coatings and polymeric materials; Dean Webster, professor and chair of coatings and polymeric materials; and Mukund Sibi, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemisty and James A. Meier Professor.
A distinguished group of speakers addressed research, processing and application for making materials from renewable resources, such as natural polymers and plant or vegetable oils. The conference provided opportunities for students to hear from top scientists who are working on emerging research.
Poster presentations are set for the Memorial Union Great Plains room, while the conference dinner is scheduled for the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center.
The symposium is an annual event, rotating between the NDSU and University of Georgia campuses.
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For more details, please visit https://www.ndsu.edu/conferences/ismr/