Location: Plant Polymer Research
Project Number: 3620-41000-108-00
Start Date: May 28, 2004
End Date: May 27, 2009
Develop new biobased materials from starches with novel properties, utilizing the inherent properties of starch so that it is an active component rather than a low cost, biodegradable filler. Develop molecular modeling tools for use in rational design approaches. Develop novel sophisticated instrumental analytical techniques to characterize the structures and properties of multicomponent biobased materials.