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Industry Focused, Industry Driven

CEBC is not an ordinary academic research program.  We actively seek out—and partner with—chemical companies.   In fact, more than 20 of the world's leading chemical companies have partnered with CEBC to date.

The reason?  The only way to design cleaner, safer, eco-friendly technologies for the chemical industry is for university researchers to work closely with businesses.  By forging these types of partnerships, we are better able to identify the most important technical challenges and opportunities.  Our business partners help us gain insights on commercial practices and drive projects toward commercialization. This industry-focused approach, uncommon in many university research programs, helps maximize the potential impact of our discoveries.

Chemical companies partner with CEBC because of our industry-focused, industry-driven research.  We listen to our partners' needs.  We learn from their expertise.  Most importantly, we look for cost-competitive, eco-friendly solutions to the obstacles that matter most.  Learn more about our industry partnership opportunities.

CEBC is a recognized leader in catalytic technologiesCompanies seek membership with CEBC to:

  • Gain privileged access to intellectual property and keep abreast of the latest developments in catalytic processing
  • Openly collaborate with other companies in areas of shared interest
  • Closely work with and evaluate students and postdocs as future employees
  • Launch deeper collaborations through joint proposals or sponsored projects

CEBC Calendar

October 6, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Milind Kantak, INVISTA, Intellectual Property Manager and Chemical Engineer
"Intellectual Property and Industry Perspective"

October 13, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mei Liu, University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics
"Artificial Intelligence: A Catalyst for Date-Driven Medicine"

October 13, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part I
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

October 14, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Presenter: Kirk Snavely, Topic: TBA
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

October 23, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part II
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom

October 27, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Elsa Olivetti, MIT, Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
"Bridging the gap between literature data extraction and materials informatics"

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