Polymer and Natural Materials and Manufacturing (PNMM) Cluster

The polymer and natural materials and manufacturing (PNMM) cluster primarily conducts research in the following areas: polymer processing, nanomechanics and nanochemistry, organometallic polymer catalysts, atomistic modeling of material properties, nanocrystalline cellulose and controlled radical polymerization, biocomposites and recycling.

Studying radical systems through computational chemistry techniques (courtesy of Dr. Gino DiLabio).

Biodeterioration study of a natural fiber mat
(courtesy of Dr. John Klironomos).

Cluster Leads

Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi
Department of Chemistry
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Robert Godin
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

Self-Cleaning Camera Developed at UBC Proves its Worth At Canfor Sawmill

Mar 27, 2018

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.

UBC researchers invent new method to create self-tinting windows

Mar 08, 2018

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.