Bioplastic and biocomposite samples

Research Areas

Researchers are developing new materials to address environmental concerns and add value to Iowa's agricultural crops. They are finding ways to produce functional, affordable, and environmentally safe products from sustainable and biorenewable sources.

The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team is focused on four major research areas:

Polymerization of renewable oils

Protein-based plastics

Cellulosic-based composites

Design, characterization, and use of biopolymers and biocomposites