Biobased Materials Science

We explore new processes and create novel materials from plants and other renewable biomass resources. Because biobased materials are still inferior to macromolecular materials and products derived from petrochemical resources, nano-level structural analysis and investigation into the correlation between structure and physical properties are of the essence. Through feedback and further research, we can realize a low-carbon society. This program insures students have the multidisciplinary background necessary to perform the chemical and biological manipulation that produces practicable materials, interpret feedback, improve material functionality, and take materials to commercialization.

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