Auras - description
Author: Rafael Auras
Welcome to the Auras Lab homepage.
In this tab, you will find information about myself and the current and alumni members of the Auras Lab Team.
A short description about myself, I am a Professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University (MSU). I lead a research group of graduate and undergraduate students interested on developing novel biobased and biodegradable polymers, tailoring polymer biodegradability, and designing sustainable packaging systems. Our team have conducted research projects for Fortune 500 companies and government sponsored research projects. I am a regular speaker at national and international conferences. I have co-authored two books and 13 book chapters, and edited two books. With my team we have coauthored more than 150 publications and been part of more than 230 oral or poster presentations for professional organizations. I graduated with a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the FCEQyN, Misiones, Argentina, an M.Sc. in Materials Science and Technology from the UNSAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Ph.D. in packaging from MSU, East Lansing, MI, U.S. I live in Okemos, Mi with my wife and two sons.