Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI)



LaShanda Korley

Lead Institution

University of Delaware




To develop catalytic and functionalization approaches and fundamental tools applicable to the upcycling, upgrading, and recycling of real polymer plastics waste (PPW) with a strategic focus on enabling mixed-stream transformations in varied material forms (i.e., solutions, melts, and surfaces).

Partner Institutions

  • Univ of Delaware
  • ORNL
  • Univ of Chicago
  • UMass Amherst
  • Univ of Pennsylvania

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BES Staff Contact

Aura Gimm; Katherine Brown