Published: July 13, 2020

MSU chemical engineer develops styrene-free bio renewable resins

Contact(s): Patricia Mroczek College of Engineering office: (517) 432-1303

Research at Michigan State University is developing new styrene-free bio renewable resins with broad applicability in the construction of countertops, bathroom fixtures, windmill blades and boats.

The research is from the team of John Dorgan, the Lamp Endowed Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Dorgan’s third-year graduate student Harshal Bambhania took the team’s research to Marblecraft, a marble manufacturing company in Fowlerville, near East Lansing, earlier this year to cast a prototype of a “Drop-in-bowl” to modernize vanity and kitchen counters.

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