Joe B. Grubbs III, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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.

Education
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia, 2014
  • B.S., Biology, Georgia Southwestern, 2003
  • A.S., Biological Science, Bainbridge College, 2003
Areas of Expertise
  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Renewable Hot Melt Adhesives
  • Biodegradable Waxes
  • Aqueous Coatings
  • Solvent Coatings
  • Biodegradable Thin Films
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