Polymers appreciation day

Dean Emeritus, Dr. Frank N. Kelley awarded the inaugural CPSPE College Alumni Award during Polymers Appreciation Day

On May 12, the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering held Polymers Appreciation Day, a one day symposium celebrating the outstanding achievements of the college’s alumni and students.

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UA receives part of $7.5 million grant to develop innovative uses for melanin

What biomaterial acts to protect some marine animals from predators in the form of an inky black cloud, gives birds strong beaks and beautiful feathers, helps prevent sunburn, and determines the color of our eyes and hair?

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Polymers Appreciation Day student poster winners announced!

Congratulations Guodong Deng (left), Vrushali Bhagat (center), and Elena Silantyeva (right) on being selected as the top 3 entries of the LORD Corporation student poster competition at this year’s Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni & Industry! Each winner received an iPad supported by the generosity of LORD Corporation.

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Alumni Spotlight

Brinda Mehta, R&D Chemist at Carlisle Construction Materials discusses her path since graduating from the college and how the Department of Polymer Science has contributed to her success.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. David Simmons is an assistant professor of Polymer Engineering. Before joining CPSPE, he received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more to learn about Dr. Simmons and his goals within the Department of Polymer Engineering.

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Student Spotlight

Selemon Bekele is currently a Ph.D. student pursuing his degree in polymer science with plans to work in the field of computational polymer science. He came to The University of Akron after a long discussion regarding the vast subject of polymers. Read more as Selemon shares his story as a student in the Department of Polymer Science.

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