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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

FROM RUBBER TO SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS, LEADING THE FIELD FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.

RESEARCH AT OUR SCHOOL

Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Physics
Polymer Engineering
Biomaterials / Bioengineering
Energy / Batteries
Polymer Sustainability

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FACILITIES & SERVICES

National Polymer Innovation Center and Polymer Processing Center

National Polymer Innovation Center

The National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) is a contract services facility at the leading edge of polymer characterization and advanced manufacturing.

Akron Polymer Training Services

Akron Polymer Training Services

Akron Polymer Training Services (APTS) provides a range of workforce training solutions that leverage the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s knowledgebase and capabilities.

Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Connecting with our faculty taps into expertise in biomaterials, drug detection and delivery, coatings, advanced / additive manufacturing, biomimicry, next-generation solar cells and energy storage, multi-scale molecular modeling, and sustainability and recycling.

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RECENT NEWS

Polymer researcher named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Sadhan Jana, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Endowed Chair and Professor in UA’s School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the United Kingdom organization recently announced.

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Polymer professor awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award

Dr. Junpeng Wang, assistant professor in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (SPSPE), has been awarded a prestigious CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Wang’s award includes a federal grant for research and education activities for five consecutive years in the amount of $617,000.

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Polymer professor featured in Werner Herzog documentary about meteorites

Dr. Nita Sahai, Professor and Ohio Research Scholar in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, was featured in the recently released documentary “Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds” co-directed by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog and Dr. Clive Oppenheimer.

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Upcoming Seminars & Events

Covestro lecture in the Goodyear Polymer Center

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Hear renowned speakers in the field of polymers from throughout the world! View our upcoming seminars

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