Past Event

Falk-Plaut Lecture, Presented by Prof. Geoff Coates, Cornell University

June 10, 2024 - June 11, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Havemeyer 209
Monday, June 10
New Methods for the Synthesis of Sustainable Polymers: Advances in Catalysis

This lecture will focus on our research to: 1) mechanically recycle polymers; 2) develop chemically recyclable polymers; and 3) transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources for polymer synthesis, as well as the development of polymeric materials that exhibit lower post-use impact on the environment.


Tuesday, June 11
Commercialization of Academic Research for Societal Benefit: Three Case Studies

This lecture will highlight efforts to translate academic research to industry through start-up companies, including membranes for the scalable generation of green hydrogen, materials that facilitate mechanical recycling, and biodegradable plastics that are made using carbon monoxide and dioxide.


Presented by Prof. Geoff Coates
Hosted by Prof. Ged Parkin


Read more about Prof. Coates here

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