About the Polymer Engineering Center

Polymer engineering activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison date back to 1946 when Professor Ronald Daggett originated the first engineering plastics course taught in the world.

Currently, research interests at the PEC range from traditional plastics and polymeric/metal composites to bio-based polymers, and composites; from conventional to emerging and innovative processes; from geometric modeling and prototyping to process control and automation; from nanofilm and nanocomposites to microcellular plastics; and from advanced modeling and simulation to Internet and Web-based tools for design and manufacturing.

The breadth and depth of research activities at the PEC at UW-Madison have made for one of the nation’s strongest research groups in the areas of mechanical engineering, polymer engineering, and polymer composites research.

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