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The California Research Alliance (CARA), sponsored by BASF, hosted their spring review meeting at UC San Diego on March 28-29.
The program featured two full days of presentations reporting on scientific progress from university researchers. The event also included a poster session highlighting new research at UCSD, and a keynote presentation from the Catalyst Research Laboratory (CaRLa), a sister alliance at the University of Heidelberg. Presentation awards were given to the following top student presenters: Molleigh Preefer (UCSB, 1st), Zhe Ji (UC Berkeley, 2nd), and Fil Maksimovic (UC Berkeley, 3rd).
CARA research projects cover a wide range of subjects including heterogeneous catalysis, polymeric materials, biology, advanced formulation, synthetic organic chemistry, digitalization, and more. The broad scope of the program is indicative of BASF’s commercial interests and highlights the depth of technical expertise at California's universities.
The CARA team appreciated a partner university hosting the spring review for the second year (UC Santa Barabara hosed the Spring 2018 event) and is grateful to their gracious hosts at UC San Diego.
Teaming together with major universities on the West Coast, BASF has set up a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies. CARA brings together researchers from widely varied science and engineering disciplines at UCBerkeley, Stanford, and other UC campuses to work together with BASF counterparts creating revolutionary new materials.
View the latest CARA publications, patents, and principal investigators at their website.