College of Science Lecture Series: "From Fossil Fuels Refining to Sustainable Plastics: A Surprising New Chemistry Twist"


7 to 8 p.m., Feb. 28, 2024
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Dr. Jeff Pyun

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arizona 




Will we ever change the way we make plastics? While plastics are ubiquitous in every day life, nearly a century has past with the same processes and materials, which are now accumulating and polluting the world around us. In this talk, Dr. Pyun will discuss his recent invention utilizing alternative waste feed stocks from the petroleum refining industry to create a wholly new class of advanced plastics. This process was invented at the University of Arizona and has quickly changed the way companies and academics think about plastic production.