Stefano Tonzani

About Stefano Tonzani

Stefano Tonzani is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers

Forcespun composite carbon fibers from Fiberio setup

Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers using FibeRio forcespinning technology for cheap and strong carbon fibers.

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Transgenic soybeans? Good for plastics

Transgenic soybeans

Transgenic soybean crops can find less controversial use to help with plastics manufacturing.

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Want to smash stuff on cellulose bioplastics? Just add polyethylene!

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Bioplastics have often poor mechanical properties. Adding a small amount of traditional petroleum plastics solves the problem.

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Startups in materials science: interview with Jeffrey Carbeck

Jeffrey Carbeck

What materials discoveries had an impact on business the past 10 years? How will we do materials science startups in the future? Jeff Carbeck explains.

Startups in materials science: interview with Ben Wang

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We chat to Ben Wang, founder of Svaya Nanotechnologies, about turning research into companies and the differences between Silicon Valley and academia.

Rigoberto Advincula wins Herman Mark prize in polymer science

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Rigoberto Advincula wins polymer prize for his work in synthesis, polymer brushes, nanostructured surfaces and smart coatings.

Startups in materials science: interview with Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff

Scientist-entrepreneur Prof. Elisseeff from Johns Hopkins University on her latest biomedical materials venture Aegeria and translating research to business.

Interview with Orlando Auciello: Part 2

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In the second part of our interview, Orlando Auciello talks about the challenges inherent in transitioning from academia to business.

Startups in materials science: interview with Orlando Auciello

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The first part of our talk with Orlando Auciellot on ultrananocrystalline diamond, his startup company ADT, and treating retina detachment using UNCD.

Joseph DeSimone: liberal arts education shapes science startup founders

Joseph DeSimone

Joseph DeSimone talks to us about materials science startups and how liberal arts eduction shapes an entrepreneur.