Alumni, Faculty & Student News
Alumni, Faculty & Student News
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
E-NEWS | Spring 2020
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Nate Orndorf, polymer science Ph.D. candidate, running the last few miles of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Read More
Opiate detection innovation startup wins $10K
Tanmay Jain and Amal Narayanan, Ph.D. candidates in the Department of Polymer Science, won the grand prize at the University of Akron’s (UA) $10,000 Startup Challenge for their company ProfProtects, which produces wipes that can instantaneously change color when in contact with opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil. These wipes are designed to warn first responders to the presence of lethal narcotics. Jain and Narayanan are students of Abraham Joy, Ph.D., associate professor of polymer science. Read More
Polymer science alumnus delivers TEDx Talk
Polymer science alumnus, Dr. Vasav Sahni (Ph.D. 2012; advisor Dr. Dhinojwala), recently delivered a TEDx talk titled "How I Became Spider-Man." His inspiring, engaging presentation was given at TEDxMahtomedi 2019 and it describes his experiences researching Spider Silk during his Ph.D. studies at the University of Akron. The talk focuses on the barriers he faced and overcame to become "Spider-Man." Read More
Researcher unlocks mysteries of polymer crystallization, receives NSF Award
Congratulations to Dr. Toshikazu Miyoshi, Professor of Polymer Science, who was recently awarded a $594,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project, “Intramolecular and Intermolecular Packing in Polymer Crystallization.” Read More
Introducing the Akron Polymer Student Endowed Scholarship
Faculty members in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) take tremendous pride in the work their students produce, and they go to great lengths in providing monies via grants to provide them with support. On occasion, a student will need more time to complete their degree than what was planned, or a grant may not be renewed, leaving faculty members and students in a financial dilemma.
For the sake of our students we have therefore established the Akron Polymer Student Endowed Scholarship; a scholarship created to provide funding for students in CPSPE to be able to complete their Ph.D. study when a need arises. Perhaps you also found yourself in need of contingency support while in college?
We thank you for your consideration and generous donation, which provides support to our students on their way to change the world! Make a Donation
POSTPONED: Alumni & Industry Days 2020
It is with regret that we are postponing the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) Alumni and Industry Days event previously scheduled for April 30 - May 1, 2020.
We want to thank you for your willingness to participate and join us in this celebration, and we hope that you will be available when we reschedule the event this Fall 2020. Read More
Polymer Engineering Alumni Spotlight
Dr. Sang Eun Shim, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, discusses his career path since graduating from our College and how the Polymer Engineering program has contributed to his success. Read More
Polymer Science Alumni Spotlight
Dr. Mike Makowski, Senior Research Associate at PPG Industries, discusses his career path since graduating from our College and how the Polymer Science program has contributed to his success. Read More
Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Chunming Liu is an Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Liu about his life and career at our College. Read More
Polymer Engineering Student Spotlight
Akshata Kulkarni is currently studying to earn her doctorate in Polymer Engineering under Dr. Sadhan Jana. Learn more about Akshata and her academic journey in CPSPE. Read More
Polymer Science Student Spotlight
Nate Orndorf is currently studying to earn his doctorate in Polymer Science under Dr. Ali Dhinojwala. Learn more about Nate and his academic journey in CPSPE. Read More
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