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Dr. Mark Soucek
Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Polymer Engineering

As a new chair, I am very excited to bring a new energy and change to the department. There are, however, several things that will not change. First of all, I believe that the Department of Polymer Engineering provides... read more here.

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Introducing the Akron Polymer Student Endowed Scholarship

Faculty members in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (SPSPE) 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 SPSPE 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!

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Prospective Students


"During my internships at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and 3M India, I met polymer researchers who were either CPSPE alumni or were associated with Akron in some way. All of them told me that if I was planning to pursue a Ph.D. in polymers, it should be from CPSPE. And here I am, four years later, grateful to the people who recommended UA to me."
Akshata Kulkarni, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering

"The University of Akron is renowned for its Polymer Program and well-acclaimed research. On reaching out to the then-current students at UA, I realized that the program structure, university environment and the expertise of well-established faculty, would help me in achieving my goal to become a successful Polymer Engineer."
Suresh Narute, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering

"The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron is one of the most well renowned colleges for pursuing graduate studies in the field of polymers. I wanted to pursue my Ph.D. in this field after my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Akron was the place to be."
Sonal Bhadauriya, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering

Learn why our students chose to study Polymer Engineering at UA. More information at: Prospective Students Webpage.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at UA

Undergraduates in any major are encouraged to seek out research experiences. Dozens of opportunities are available.

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Master of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Coursework focused professional Masters Degree in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering with integrated courses in Business and Law

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Minor in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Earning a Minor can have a Major Impact on Your Future

A 6 course/18 credit program that provides students a broad foundation in polymer science and polymer engineering

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Contact Us:

Department of Polymer Engineering
Polymer Engineering Academic Center
The University of Akron
250 South Forge Street
Akron, OH 44325-0301

Phone: 330-972-8845
Fax: 330-972-3406