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Brister leaving Polymer Institute; Thompson filling in

The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during that time has helped lead ...

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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, said L. Bryan Brister, a ...

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Brister replaces Evans at 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 this year. Before joining MPI, ...

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