Peter Halley

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Peter Halley is a professor in chemical engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ). Peter works in rheology, processing, and product design of bio-based materials, sustainable polymers and nanocomposite materials for agrifood, biomedical, and high-value manufacturing sectors. He has worked in industry (SRI International, Sola Optical, Moldflow) and has worked in three Australia-wide cooperative research centers (CRCs in polymers, food packaging, and sugar innovation). He has acquired and managed continuous government and industry research projects since 1994, and he was heavily involved in the spinoff of Plantic Technologies (starch polymers).


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