UF Chemistry entry reaches Final Four in 2011 Cade Prize Competition

“Graduate Student Ryan Martin and Professor Stephen A. Miller have reached the Final Four in the competition for the 2011 Cade Prize for Innovation. Their entry is titled “Polyesteracetals” and focuses on novel biorenewable and degradable polymers and copolymers that mimic or improve upon existing packaging plastics. Their entry reached the Final Four in the 2010 Cade Prize competition as well, but the new submission has undergone changes and improvements based on recent laboratory results. The final competition will occur on May 12th and the 2011 Cade Prize winner will be announced at a Gala that evening, to be held at Sante Fe College. The winner will receive a $50,000 award and one year of complimentary space at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC). The three runners-up will each receive a $5,000 award. Tickets for the Gala can be purchased at the Cade Museum website.”