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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

December 5, Saturday - Baker Wetlands Walk
11 a.m. - noon
Wear masks. We'll meet at the parking lot by the Discovery Center ("P1" on this map, 1365 North 1250 Road, Lawrence). The weather forecast shows a beautiful, crisp day!

December 9, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Topic: Holiday Hazards
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

December 9, Wednesday - (Virtual) Holiday Get-Together
~ 9:30-10:30 a.m., via Zoom
We can’t get together to share good food this year, but we can still share good fun! Stick around after the Safety Meeting for great conversation and a few more surprises, as we get together with CEBC friends, new and old. You won’t want to miss this “mandatory” good time! (Don’t forget your snacks)

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