University of Delaware


CCEI Industrial Consortium & Research Opportunities:

CCEI aims to develop long-term relationships with members of industry through its Industrial Members & Sponsors Program. As a multi-institutional research center, it offers a collaborative environment of faculty and expertise that creates opportunities for technology transfer, innovation and information flow. By creating cutting-edge research projects based on the shared interests and needs of our industrial members program, we maximize efforts and leverage funds as we advance the research of viable catalytic technologies for applications in renewable energy.

The director and faculty work with industrial partners to define their needs and carry out research that meets their project milestones while fulfilling the center's mission to develop viable catalytic technologies for applications in renewable energy. The goals of the program are to:



  • Members & Sponsors
  • Membership Benefits
  • Become a Member
  • Research Agreements
  • Activated Research Company (ARC)
  • Air-Liquide
  • Anellotech
  • Argilex Technologies
  • Bridgestone Americas Center for Research & Technology
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont Company
  • ExxonMobil
  • Imperium Renewables
  • INVISTA
  • Micromidas
  • Plant PET Technology Collaborative
  • The P&G Company
  • Virdia


Benefits of membership in CCEI's industrial consortium include:

  • Advance access to publications and disclosure agreements
  • Consultation by faculty at reduced rates
  • Multiple options for licensing of intellectual property
  • Complimentary registration to annual research review
  • Research recommendations via the industrial advisory board
  • Discounted short courses
  • Access to center webinars
  • Job advertising through the CCEI website
  • Priority recruiting of graduate students
  • Access to facilities, equipment, and software
  • Scientist/engineer exchange
  • Substantial leveraging of research funds



Membership fees*:

$10,000 for small company membership (less than 200 employees)
$25,000 for large company membership (200 or more employees)

*Membership fees are subject to change.

To become a member, contact:

Dion Vlachos, CCEI Director
Phone: (302) 831-2830
Send an email



Sponsoring research projects via research agreements:

We welcome opportunities to develop specific research projects that are tailored to the sponsoring company's interests and needs. To discuss the development of a research agreement, contact:

Dion Vlachos, CCEI Director
Phone: (302) 831-2830
Send an email