- Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, & Sustainable Manufacturing
- California State University, Chico
- jpgreene@csuch ico.edu
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Dr. Joe Greene is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Department. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Greene is interested in sustainable use of biodegradable plastics. He has published his biodegradable plastics research work at international conferences in the areas of bio-degradation testing of compostable, biodegradable, and oxodegradable plastics in compost, landfill, and marine environments. Currently, Dr. Greene is researching ways to convert the organic sugars in beer and rice waste to biodegradable plastics, e.g., Polylactic acid. Also, Dr. Greene is researching microplastics environmental effects in the marine environment.