Biodegradable materials the topic of PSU conference

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Biodegradable materials was the focus of a conference held on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

The second annual Emerging Materials and Technologies Conference took place inside the Tyler Research Center.

The “National Institute For Materials Advancement” attracted more than 60 students and faculty from PSU and Wichita State University.

The free event was organized by leaders in Pitt State’s Economic Development and Community Engagement Division.

The goal of the conference: To bring scientists from around the globe to PSU to discuss emerging materials and technology which can change our future.

“You’ll see that Wichita State University is very strong in the Aerospace, but we are very strong in the bio-based materials, so there is a huge possibility of collaboration which will help this region to grow,” said PSU Associate VP for Research and Support, Dr. Ram Gupta.

“What we were using in the past was hazardous and costly as well, so we are reducing our costs by using bio-based material which is not harmful for humans and for animals as well,” said PSU graduate student, Mayank Chaudhary.

Those at the conference also spent time researching biodegradable materials, like vegetable oil.

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