BEPS 2023 28th Meeting

The 28th annual meeting of the Bio-Environmental Polymer Society (BEPS) is scheduled for September 20-22, 2023 (Wed-Fri) at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana. All events will held at the College of Engineering’s Norm Asbjornson Hall, a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum certified building. Learn more about MSU’s College of Engineering here.

The conference includes three days of presentations and posters highlighting current research in biopolymers and bioproducts that may help the environment and create a more sustainable future.

Location Information

Montana State University
Norm Asbjornson Hall
W. Grant Street, Bozeman, MT, 59715
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Please visit the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce for information on travel and lodging.

Major Attractions Nearby
Yellowstone National Park is about 1.5 hour away. A group bus tour is being planned for Saturday the 23rd after the conference. Tickets will be $90 USD and can be purchased during registration. Additional details to follow.

Interested in presenting?

Abstracts are being accepted through 16 JUN 2023.

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are welcome. Please send submissions via the google form here.

Abstract Format: The text should be single-spaced with 1” margins all around, and should be saved as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please format the abstract so that the font is Arial 11 and the title appears in bold capital letters centered at the top of the page. The names and affiliations of all authors belongs below the title, with the name of the presenting author underlined. The abstract should be self-contained so that it is a useful future reference. It is encouraged that Abstracts include a figure, graph, table or a Table of Content (TOC) graphic, but it is not required. The Abstract total length must be no longer than one page (8 by 11 inches).

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Registration Fees

Please register here.

  • Registration Regular Attendee: $500 USD (before Aug 1) $550 USD (after Aug 1) $600 USD (onsite)

  • Registration Student: $200 USD (before Aug 1) $250 USD (after Aug 1) $300 USD (onsite)

Conference Topics

Conference topics, speakers, and agenda will be forthcoming.

Committee Members

Chairman: Cecily Ryan (Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA)

Organizing Committee:
Joe Stanzione (Rowan University, Glasboro, NJ, USA)
Nandika D’Souza (University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA)
Greg Glenn (USDA, Albany, CA, USA)
Richard Gross (RPI, Troy, NY, USA)
Manju Misra (University of Guelph, Ontario, CA)
Amar Mohanty (University of Guelph, Ontario, CA)
Srikanth Pilla (Clemson University, Greenville, SC, USA)
Jinwen Zhang (Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA)
Dilpreet Bajwa (Montana State University, Bozeman, UT, USA)
Nicholas Rorrer (National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, USA)

Last updated: 22 APR 2023