The University of Massachusetts Amherst has entered into a master research agreement with PPG, a Pittsburgh-based company that is a global leader in paints, coatings and specialty materials.
UMass Amherst and PPG chose to enter the master agreement to streamline and encourage collaboration between PPG and university scientists. Increased collaboration exposes UMass Amherst graduate and undergraduate students to the needs and opportunities at PPG, and it provides PPG with visibility and access to talented students for future hiring demands. The agreement allows for dialogue between faculty with diverse expertise and PPG experts, enhancing the possibilities for collaboration on multiple technology fronts.
PPG will be working initially with faculty researchers in chemical engineering and polymer sciences, says James D. Capistran, former executive director of the UMass Innovation Institute, who negotiated the finalized agreement.
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