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UGA New Materials Institute is a finalist for economic development awards

Professor Jason Locklin, right, director of the New Materials Institute, discusses a research project with students in his laboratory. The New Materials Institute, a component of the UGA Office of Research with roots in the College of Engineering, along with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership...

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Walmart Foundation grant aimed at reducing plastic waste

potato chips bag on White background An $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the University of Georgia New Materials Institute will help researchers understand how multilayer plastic packaging biodegrades and also help manufacturers in their attempts to design and select more sustainable materials. The research funded by the...

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PHA development project featured in PRISM

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jason Locklin, director of the UGA New Materials Institute, recently talked to PRISM, the American Society for Engineering Education’s magazine, about the advantages and challenges of working with PHA, and how PHA can displace conventional plastics currently used...

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