Dr. Jin Song was appointed research director for the Kansas Polymer Research Center in January.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Song to PSU,” Myers said. “He brings with him a wealth of experience both in research and commercialization of polymers and bio-polymers. Dr. Song will provide excellent leadership for our strong scientific team.”
Song said he was excited to lead research at a center with a history of success, talented people in place and high quality facilities.
“The Kansas Polymer Research Center has a record of great achievements in polymer research with excellent R&D facilities,” Song said. “I am very excited with this opportunity to work with the many talented people at KPRC.”
As research director, Song follows Dr. Zoran Petrovic, who established the Kansas Polymer Research Center in 1994. Petrovic will maintain ties to the KPRC in his role as senior research adviser.
The Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC) focuses primarily on polymer research using bio-based materials. The KPRC has been awarded many patents and in 2007 received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.