The College of Science invites you to their 2024 Lecture Series, Surprise Twists That Transformed Science!
Surprise Twists That Transformed Science series is Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 7:00pm with subsequent talks February 14, 21 and 28.
Talks are free and open to the public. See information below on this year's four speakers and topics.
February 28, 2024 | Jeff Pyun
From Fossil Fuels Refining to Sustainable Plastics: A Surprising New Chemistry Twist
Will we ever change the way we make plastics? While plastics are ubiquitous in every day life, nearly a century has past with the same processes and materials, which are now accumulating and polluting the world around us. In this talk, Dr. Pyun will discuss his recent invention utilizing alternative waste feed stocks from the petroleum refining industry to create a wholly new class of advanced plastics. This process was invented at the University of Arizona and has quickly changed the way companies and academics think about plastic production.