FedEx Institute of Technology
The University of Memphis on Jan. 22 will launch the Biologistics Research Cluster, in which 16 faculty members will study the bioscience industry's transportation and logistics issues.
UM's Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute and the FedEx Institute of Technology have scheduled "lightning talks" at FIT to explain nine research projects.
Topics range from 3D-printed tablets and pills to packaging for temperature-sensitive shipments. The institutes have invested about $231,000 in the projects as they begin a push to establish UM as a national leader in biologistics research.
Dr. Stephanie Ivey, director of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, said, “Biologistics is fast emerging as a key area of growth in the freight and transportation sector internationally, and we must stay at the forefront of industry developments through pragmatic applied research.”