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Dr. Mark Soucek
Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Polymer Engineering

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Department of Polymer Engineering (DPE) at The University of Akron (UA). DPE is part of the world-renowned College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at UA...read more here.

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Prospective Students

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES:

"My plan after graduation is to work in industry as a polymer engineer. I especially want to work in a Research and Development department because I want to apply my knowledge and skills learned here at UA to produce really useful products for this world."
Szu-Hao Cho, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering

"When I was a chemical engineering undergraduate student seeking a summer research project, I found polymer materials very intriguing. I knew how plastics have drastically changed our lifestyle from the past, and that’s why in my future career I want to keep researching them to continue elevating our quality of life."
Tzu-Yu Lai, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering

"I ultimately chose The University of Akron because of the prestige of the polymer program and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment."
Brittany Pellegrene, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Engineering


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

Summer research opportunities (REU) in polymers for current undergraduate students.

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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
Email: sarah3@uakron.edu