College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Since 1988, students and faculty from around the world have come to UA to focus on polymer innovations and applications of research in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Learn more about what the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering has done and continues to do to make great strides in research and industry partnerships.

  View our most recent brochure - Overview of Engagement with Community, Technology, and Industry

Meet the dean

Eric J. Amis, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and has responsibilities as Vice Provost for Research at the University of Akron. He has a special interest in research engagement with industry.

Dr. Amis came to UA in 2014 from United Technologies Research Center, where he was Director of Physical Sciences since 2009. He led a team of 140 scientists and engineers responsible for research and development in advanced manufacturing, materials and chemical sciences, structural integrity, applied physics, and measurement science. In addition, he was responsible for developing external partnerships aligned with UTC strategies in advanced manufacturing. Read more.

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Nicole Swanson explains why she chose to study Polymer Science at The University of Akron.


Zhe Qiang describes the research he is doing in the Department of Polymer Engineering at UA.

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