Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Polymer Institute’

Polymer Institute assists local manufacturers

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3.6M in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 22 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi during survey period Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 2 2013. Dr. Jay Tice, director of InnovateMEP Mississippi, […] [...]

USM’s Polymer Institute signs MOU with WIINTECH

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network. In the spring of 2012, Mississippi Polymer Institute, along with the School of Polymers […] [...]

Mississippi Polymer Institute earns A2LA accreditation

HATTIESBURG — Over the course of the last year, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) worked to achieve accreditation through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) by transforming their laboratories into ISO/IEC 17025 compliant spaces. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence and has been awarded to MPI based on an independent, […] [...]

Harvesting high-tech ‘Garden’

>> Technology and business park carries promise of transforming knowledge to jobs for Mississippi HATTIESBURG – Six-hundred acres that once made up the University Golf Course represent an ambitious plan to commercialize University of Southern Mississippi scientific and engineering research. The goal: Jobs and paychecks for everyday Mississippians. It all starts on the ground floor, […] [...]

USM polymer department luring more businesses to Hattiesburg area

Some new products developed in Hattiesburg sound like science fiction: Plastic composite materials that are lighter and tougher that steel, a lotion that neutralizes chemical warfare agents, a rehydration solution that helps identify finger prints from the deceased, and a makeup that can protect soldier from burns from road side bombs. But they’re all real. […] [...]

USM Accelerator Open for Business

HATTIESBURG- The Accelerator at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is open for business and ready to stand at the forefront of the global industrial science market. [...]

Brister replaces Evans at MPI

by Published: February 22,2010

Tags: Bryan Brister, Jim Evans, Mississippi Polymer Institute, MPI

Bryan Brister, Ph.D., has been named director of the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI). Brister, who earned both his bachelor and doctorate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, now heads the organization created by legislative mandate to accelerate the development cycle of Mississippi polymer products. Brister, a Gulfport native, replaced Jim Evans, who retired earlier […] [...]

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