NSF Awards $20 Million to Center for Sustainable Polymers

posted on August 7, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) announced last week that it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, which extends over five years, will fund research into the next generation of biobased plastics. The CSP is one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the country. 

MSI Principal Investigator Marc Hillmyer, a professor in the Department of Chemistry (College of Science and Engineering) is the Center’s director. Other MSI PIs who are investigators at the Center include Professors Chris Cramer, Thomas Hoye, Theresa Reineke, and William Tolman, all of the chemistry department, and Professor Christopher Macosko, from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Stories about this grant appear on the chemistry department website and the University's Discover blog.