Hi Everyone,

The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and Calapooia Brewery would like to invite you all to“Farm Fresh Plastic Cups:  The Growth of Renewable Materials.”

In this talk, Dr. Matthew Carnes will discuss recent scientific advancements leading to plastics made from renewable resources, things we can grow like corn and mushrooms.  He will present an overview of the history of how synthetic plastics were developed starting in the early 1900’s and leading to modern plastics we see and use every day.  In addition, he will discuss how new technology is enabling scientists to replace the building blocks of today’s plastics with greener, renewable, and biodegradable alternatives.

Dr Carnes was born in Sacramento, CA.  He received his undergrad form UC San Diego in Chemical Engineering.  He received his PhD from Columbia University in NYC in Organic Materials and Polymers. After grad school, he served as a postdoc for 2 years in Eindhoven the Netherlands. He is currently a researcher at the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry and is based at UO in Eugene. In his free time he likes cooking, hiking, mushroom hunting and baseball.

Where: Calapooia Brewery, 140 Hill St NE, Albany OR


When: March 13th, Trivia starts at 6:30 PM


Win a Prize!!! The CSMC will have prizes for the top five trivia competitors.


Check here for a list of all upcoming CSMC Science Pubs: http://sustainablematerialschemistry.org/tag/science-pub


Check here for a list of all upcoming Calapooia Brewery events: http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/




Andy Bedingfield

Director of Education and Outreach

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry

Materials Science Institute

University of Oregon

1252 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403

541 346 7540

541 285 6184