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From top: Song Wei Teo's Leaf Chair design, Pantila Debhakam's Orb design and Joonyoung Kim's Artificial Muscle design.

Mar 13, 2013

"Leaf Chair" Wins Global Seating Competition

From left: Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, UMass Amherst; Christian Fischer, President of BASF's Advanced Materials and Systems Research; Richard McCullough, Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University; and Mary C. Boyce, Professor of Engineering, Head of Department, MIT.

Mar 08, 2013

Academic Collaboration to Focus on New Materials Development for Various Industries

From top: Song Wei Teo's Leaf Chair design, Pantila Debhakam's Orb design and Joonyoung Kim's Artificial Muscle design.

Mar 13, 2013

"Leaf Chair" Wins Global Seating Competition

Our first global design competition called 'sit down. move.' encouraged designers, engineers and dreamers to create innovative automotive seating solutions for the future. Announced in 2012, we asked the applicants to consider design, comfort, ergonomics, safety and weight during the design and production process. And, we were not disappointed to say the least. We had more than 170 entries from 33 countries.

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From left: Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, UMass Amherst; Christian Fischer, President of BASF's Advanced Materials and Systems Research; Richard McCullough, Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University; and Mary C. Boyce, Professor of Engineering, Head of Department, MIT.

Mar 08, 2013

Academic Collaboration to Focus on New Materials Development for Various Industries

We serve as a resource for our consumers by meeting their current and future needs through science and innovation. Research and development (R&D) is crucial to our strategy in accomplishing that goal. Because of this, we've launched a research initiative in partnership with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst.

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