Developing next-gen plastics
Joe Grubbs is a senior polymer scientist and UGA Liaison with DaniMer Scientific, a biopolymer company in Bainbridge, Georgia. DaniMer is working with UGA researchers to develop a new generation of plastics made from canola oil. They are just as strong and malleable as their petroleum-based cousins, but these plastics finish their life cycle being consumed by microorganisms in the soil whence they came. Read more about Dr. Grubbs’ work in UGA Research magazine.