Carnegie Mellon University

The Controlled Radical Polymerization (CRP) Consortium at Carnegie Mellon University began operation on January 1, 2001 with the objective to assist the member corporations in developing materials for their markets based on controlled radical polymerization.

The present technical focus of the CRP Consortium is to increase the efficiency of a research organizations effectiveness by development of a comprehensive structure - property correlation where the properties of a target material can be met through controlled synthesis of functional monomers followed by controlled processing. The process will be amplified by detailed physical analysis and by modeling the processes providing an understanding of material properties based on the composition and structure of the polymer, size of phase separated domains and the dynamics of testing response rates.