May 1, 2019

Dr. Govind Menon is the Director of School of Science and Technology, and the Chair of Department of Physics and Chemistry at Troy University. He served as one of the four expert witnesses at the United States House of Representatives'  Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee hearing: Closing the Loop: Emerging Technologies in Plastics Recycling on April 30, 2019. Please read more on Troy Today and enjoy the full video.


March 11, 2019

 A multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established the Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences (CMMS) at Troy University in Troy, Ala. The center will focus on providing real-world solutions to the plastics recycling industry over the next several years, and the project's directors want to hear from the plastics recycling sector on how they should focus their research to be applicable and beneficial to industry entities. This road-mapping workshop is your opportunity to engage directly with CMMS leaders and offer feedback on topics such as infrastructure, processing technology, packaging design and more.


·         Govind Menon, Director, School of Science and Technology and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Troy University

·         Katherine Stewart, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Troy University

·         Selvum (Brian) Pillay, Chair and Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 This workshop focused on the primary challenges that are faced at all levels of the recycling industry and was attended by over 250 people.  The workshop provided a lot of insight into the various challenges and these were categorized into broad themes (Contamination, Sorting Technology, Chemical Recycling, Improve recyclability of Plastic Films, Quality of Recycled Plastics, Education and Training, Circular Economy, Infrastructure, and Standards of Plastic Packaging).  The goal of this workshop was to introduce ourselves to the community and determine the areas in which we at the CMMS can expand knowledge to improve the recyclability of products. 

September 25, 2018

Troy University has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish the Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences. This center is going to focus on plastics recycling research with coorpation with local industries. Please read the full story on Troy Today.