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Reincarnating Plastics

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Michigan State Team Earns $2 Million Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste “Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit, Dorgan and a team of Michigan State University researchers are pursuing the “upcycling” of commonly disposed plastics such as grocery bags into higher…

MSU’s Angela K. Wilson Named President-Elect of the American Chemical Society

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Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join my fellow ACS members in congratulating Dr. Angela Wilson as the incoming president-elect of the society,” said MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. “Angela is the right leader for the field of chemistry, as…

MSU Chemical Engineer Developing Styrene-free Bio-Renewable Resins At MSU St. Andrews

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Research at Michigan State University is developing new styrene-free bio-renewable resins with broad applicability in the construction of countertops, bathroom fixtures, windmill blades, and boats. Some of the experimentation is taking place at MSU St. Andrews in Midland. The research is from the team of John Dorgan, the Lamp endowed chair and professor of chemical engineering and materials science. Dorgan’s third-year graduate…