The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team, established in 1995, promotes research and development of biorenewable polymers and composites from agricultural crops, encourages bioplastics in industry, and works toward new formulations and processing techniques. The team's main objective is the development of new formulations and processing techniques for cost effective biopolymers and biocomposites that perform to industry standards. These goals will promote green products and reduce pollution and foreign oil dependence.

The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team operates under the Center for Crops Utilization Research umbrella at Iowa State University.


Our team is comprised of highly skilled researchers from diverse backgrounds including agricultural and biosystems engineering, architecture and design, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, and natural resource ecology and management. This diversity helps us be more innovative in the development of new products.