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Lessons from the Field ā€“ The Value of Interdisciplinary Research

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications


A researcher in Materials Science describes the importance of reading and researching outside standard fields of research – talking about his results of combining materials science, biology and medicine.

Anthony B. Brennan, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, where he leads the Brennan Research Group. But he also has a strong interest in biology and has a joint appointment to the Universityā€™s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Much of his research, therefore, lies at the intersection of materials science, biology and medicine.ā€

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Polymer waste recycling over ā€œusedā€ catalysts

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence



Plastics are among the best ā€˜fruitsā€™ of the chemical process industry and are used extensively in our lives. Unfortunately, every year, the UK produces 29 million metric tonsĀ of municipal waste and in 1999, 4 million metric tons of plastic packaging and 2 million mertic tonsĀ of plastic were landfilled. Learn the different ways that Municipal and industrial plastic wastes are treatedĀ here.

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The Ingredients Of Innovation

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by

Chemical R&D


“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Steve Jobs

Chris Walker discusses how we can innovate innovation:

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