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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

Biomimicry professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Henry Astley is the latest UA faculty member to be awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. An assistant professor in both the Department of Biology and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Astley was awarded $1,109,966 for his project "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Control of Limbless Locomotion."

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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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Upcoming Seminars & Events

Virtual Alumni Day

Join us virtually in honoring School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering Alumni!

On Friday, April 30, from 7 am - 12 pm (EST), our School will be celebrating the outstanding achievements of our alumni and students. Virtual events include presentations from our alumni awardees and invited guest speakers, social gatherings and breakout sessions to connect with fellow faculty and alumni, and the presentation of student awards.

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Covestro lecture in the Goodyear Polymer Center

Check out our upcoming seminars

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

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