About Us

The Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC) is an internationally recognized center for chemistry and materials science with a specialization in vegetable oil-based polymer research and development.  KPRC scientists work with industrial partners, state and federal agencies, and producer associations to develop and commercialize Pittsburg State University’s (PSU) intellectual property.  KPRC engages the academic community at PSU through research projects and other educational activities for faculty and students.

Locally, KPRC creates wealth, jobs and new technology-based enterprises through polymer research, development and testing services for clients.  Broadly, KPRC contributes to the advancement of renewable resource technology as an alternative to petroleum-based feedstock’s.

This effort has positive influences in areas of agriculture, basic and applied science, and polymer and materials chemistry. For more information about KPRC download our brochure.

KPRC Facilities

To get more information or to inquire about KPRC services, contact us!