Originally established in 1975, the Emulsion Polymers Institute (EPI), provides a focus for education and research in polymer colloids. EPI is currently lead by Professor H. Daniel Ou-Yang as the director.
Recently, the institute aims to grow in the role of industry and academia liaison. The research thrust of the Institute has a broad area from fundamental scientific-based particle design, to identified applications, and is intrinsically diverse from the broad scope of interest of participating faculty members. While maintaining a core competency in emulsion polymerization synthesis capability and state of art characterization capability, we are also more focused on partnering with industry collaborators. We have a vision that with expertise from both academia and industry, we can solve technology challenges at a fundamental level and at practical scale that will benefit the society in an unmatched scale from either party alone.