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07/09/2020
Scientists look to bird feathers for printing colors

Phys.org - July 9, 2020

UA doctoral students Mario Echeverri and Anvay Patil, together with Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, H.A. Morton Professor Department of Polymer Science, "demonstrated that the visibility of the colors can be modified by changing the color of the background surface." This research was conducted in collaboration with researchers from Northwestern University and Ghent University in Belgium.

07/07/2020
Mussel-inspired polymer glue sticks to wet surfaces

C&EN - New adhesive can be applied and cured with UV light in a range of salty and acidic conditions

For decades, scientists have tried to make surgical glues modeled after adhesive proteins that mussels use to cling to underwater surfaces. But making a practical glue that can be applied to wet tissues and cured within the body has been tricky. Now, researchers report a biodegradable adhesive that sticks to wet surfaces in minutes and, unlike previous glues, works under the body’s range of saltiness and acidity (ACS Nano 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02396).

06/01/2020
University of Akron’s polymer program generates successful spin-out companies

The University of Akron's polymer program a powerhouse of generating spin-out companies where polymer scientists and alumni turn their technology and research into business ventures.

05/28/2020
"Sticky" research lands polymer science graduate in Washington D.C.

Biomimicry research fellowship on gecko-inspired adhesives leads to postdoc at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for Michael Wilson. 

05/27/2020
Dr. Hunter King, physicist and polymer scientist, draws inspiration from birds and beetles
In this Q&A feature, the experimental soft matter physicist, assistant professor of polymer science and core faculty member of UA’s interdisciplinary Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center discusses his research. As part of The University of Akron’s sesquicentennial celebration — honoring 150 years of our people, place and promises — we are hosting a “Celebration of Academic Excellence” to highlight the history and future of our many academic disciplines.


07/09/2020
Scientists look to bird feathers for printing colors

07/07/2020
Mussel-inspired polymer glue sticks to wet surfaces

06/01/2020
University of Akron’s polymer program generates successful spin-out companies

05/28/2020
"Sticky" research lands polymer science graduate in Washington D.C.

05/27/2020
Dr. Hunter King, physicist and polymer scientist, draws inspiration from birds and beetles

05/26/2020
Polymer research has enduring effect on world: Part 4 — biomimicry

05/20/2020
STEM Families Virtual Nature Walk

05/13/2020
Antibody testing and the future of COVID-19 treatment

04/25/2020
The phenomenon of the appearance of animals in large numbers occurred on Earth



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