CPAC is a multidisciplinary team of faculty, research staff, visiting scientists, and graduate students from a selection of universities. Presently, CPAC is supporting research projects across a number of academic disciplines including: chemistry, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, forest resources, health sciences/genetics, food science, and mechanical engineering at selected universities including: University of Delaware, University of Maine, University of Minnesota, University of California at Davis, and the University of Washington. CPAC is also conducting collaborative research with several research institutes, including: the Norwegian Food Research Institute (MATFORSK), Instituto di Chimica, Pisa, Italy. Universities are selected according to technologies of interest to sponsors and how they enhance the CPAC technology programs.

Past collaborations also have included researchers at the Universities of Alberta, Arizona State, Arkansas, Clarkson, Michigan and Texas Tech, as well as Institut d'Automatique Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

CPAC policy board is composed of the Vice Provost for Research, representatives of the College of Arts and Science and the College of Engineering, the director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, the Chairs of chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the chair of the CPAC Industrial Advisory Board.