A polymer researcher in a virtual reality lab


What makes us great

  • 100% of College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering graduates are employed within one year.
  • UA is the only university in the world to offer graduate programs in both polymer science and polymer engineering.
  • Polymer faculty research has resulted in more than 300 issued and pending patents and helped launch more than two dozen regional startup businesses.
  • Three CPSPE professors — Drs. Shi-Qing Wang, Li Jia and and Mesfin Tsige — were awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, totaling more than $1 million, in spring 2019. Their research projects range from bio-renewable polymers and computer simulation and educational experiences for students to new plastics that enable a circular economy for replacement of current plastics.
  • College alumni include more than 25 company presidents, more than 30 CEOs, more than 30 company vice presidents, and more than 90 directors — as well as more than 90 professors.