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MSU Announces RFID Tag Validation Program

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The Axia Institute of Michigan State University announced the creation of Axia Lab™, a premier research and consulting service leading the way in radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged item assessments, testing, compliance, and technical implementations.

New Director of Research & Development

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute Promotes Bahar Aliakbarian, Ph.D. to Director of Research & Development

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute Lead Researcher, Bahar Aliakbarian, Ph.D., has been promoted to Director of Research & Development.

Meet Our Research Team

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With backgrounds in chemistry, materials science and more, our staff members are conducting research to solve real-world problems and passing on their knowledge to those participating in various St. Andrews’ experiences.

Sponsored Research At MSU St. Andrews

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Sponsored research conducted at MSU St. Andrews supports Michigan State University’s general mission of research, teaching, and service-outreach, and specifically advances MSU’s efforts to promote the economic development of Michigan and the nation.

Reincarnating Plastics – Michigan State Team Earns $2 Million Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste

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“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.

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…