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Creating a better plastic

February 7, 2022

Carolina chemists may have a solution to the country’s plastic problem by “upcycling” plastic trash to tougher, stronger material.

Of placekicking, polymers and pets

December 9, 2021

Frank Leibfarth, the main speaker at Carolina’s Winter Commencement, talks about growing up in a small town, being fearless in his college football career and plastics research, his dog Roscoe and Broseidon the goldfish.

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

September 20, 2021

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation who have the potential to transform the world with their innovative approaches to key issues.