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SPSPE Newsletter | Summer 2021

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SPSPE Newsletter Summer 2021

Virtual Alumni Day

In case you missed our Virtual Alumni Day, take a look these videos featuring our alumni, invited speakers and guests!

Welcome to Alumni Day

Ali Dhinojwala, Interim Director, SPSPE
Gary L. Miller, President, The University of Akron
Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The University of Akron

Invited Talk

Matthew Tirrell, Dean, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
“Beyond the Chi Parameter in Controlling Macromolecular Assembly”

Polymer Engineering Alumni Award Winner

Sang Eun Shim, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea
“Development of thermally conductive and electrically insulative polymer composites using silica coated graphites”

Student Awards

Presented by Ali Dhinojwala, Interim Director, SPSPE

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Polymer Science Alumni Award Winner

Michael Makowski, Specialty Coatings and Materials R&D, PPG
“Leveraging multi-scale modeling to drive innovation in materials development”

Invited Talk

Frank Leibfarth, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“C–H Functionalization of Polyolefins”

Alumni Video Compilation

User submitted videos featuring some of our alumni and friends from around the world

Check out our upcoming seminars

Hear renowned speakers in the field of polymers from throughout the world!

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Polymer Seminars and Events

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Sarah Thorley
Coordinator of Academic Programs
413 Polymer Engineering Academic Center
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-0301
Phone: 330-972-8845
Email: sarah3@uakron.edu

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