Steven Zimmerman, graduate student Ephraim Morado, and their colleagues are attempting to create a more environmentally-friendly form of polyurethane, a frequently-used polymer that is difficult to recycle.
Their research was recently featured by several news outlets, including WILL (Illinois Public Media) and the BBC.
New technique gives polyurethane waste a second life (Illinois News Bureau)
60-Second Science Podcast (Scientific American)
Wired In: Steven Zimmerman (The News Gazette)
UI professor, graduate student create new way to break down polyurethane waste (ABC News channel 20)