Joe B. Grubbs III, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering
Developing next-gen plastics
Joe Grubbs is a senior polymer scientist and UGA Liaison with DaniMer Scientific, a biopolymer company in Bainbridge, Georgia. DaniMer is working with UGA researchers to develop a new generation of plastics made from canola oil. They are just as strong and malleable as their petroleum-based cousins, but these plastics finish their life cycle being consumed by microorganisms in the soil whence they came. Read more about Dr. Grubbs' work in UGA Research magazine.
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia, 2014
B.S., Biology, Georgia Southwestern, 2003
A.S., Biological Science, Bainbridge College, 2003
Areas of Specialty
- Biodegradable Polymers
- Renewable Hot Melt Adhesives
- Biodegradable Waxes
- Aqueous Coatings
- Solvent Coatings
- Biodegradable Thin Films