In Pursuit of the Perfect Plastic


Location: 127 Nieuwland Science Hall

Prof. Geoffrey W. Coates is the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests involve science at the interface of organic, inorganic, and materials chemistry. The broader impacts of his research include benign polymers and chemical synthesis, the utilization of renewable resources, and materials safe and economical energy storage and conversion.

This lecture will focus on our research to transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources for polymer synthesis, as well as the development of polymeric materials designed to bring positive benefits to the environment. (Part of the Edison Lecture Series.)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the College of Engineering.

A reception with coffee and cookies will be held at 3:45 p.m. prior to his talk. All are welcome!