Lawrence Drzal

Lawrence Drzal
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Composite materials, adhesive technology and nanocomposites and biocomposites

University Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering and materials science


An expert in composite materials, adhesive technology, nanocomposites and biocomposites. Biocomposites are plant-based materials that can replace petroleum-based products, with applications in the automotive and construction industries, among others. Nanocomposites are plastics that have multifunctional properties, with applications in fuel cells, batteries and electronics. He is director of MSU’s Composite Materials and Structures Center.