Cluster of Research Excellence in Plastic Recycling

Funded through UBC Eminence Program

This cluster brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) with industry partners and government authorities to better understand and address the issue of plastic waste from different aspects. This cluster will connect with a larger number of companies, and helping local and national government jurisdictions manage plastic waste more systematically, backed up by science. For more information please visit the cluster site at:


Cluster Lead

Dr. Mohammad Arjmand
Assistant Professor
Engineering UBC Okanagan


Cluster Research Team

Dr. Abbas Milani
Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Dr. Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani
Assistant Professor
Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Dr. Jiaying Zhao (She/Her/Hers)
Associate Professor
Psychology , UBC Vancouver
Dr. Grace Fan
Assistant Professor
Management, UBC Vancouver
Dr. Aleksandra Dulic
Associate Professor
Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Research Facilitator

Dr. Chungyeon Cho
Research Engineer

Research Partners