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College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

The Polymer Capital of the world and The University of Akron. Since 1988, students and faculty from around the world have come to UA to focus on polymer innovations and applications of research in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Learn more about what the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering has done and continues to do to make great strides in research and industry partnerships.

View the online issue of the 2013-2014 Polymer Link Magazine - The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering! Click here to view last year's issue.

New dean named

Eric J. Amis, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.

Dr. Amis comes to UA from United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) where he has been Director of Physical Sciences since 2009. He led a team of 140 scientists and engineers responsible for research and development in advanced manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, structural integrity, applied physics and measurement science. Read more.

Faculty Spotlight

In the world of science, Xiong Gong has influence In the world of science, Xiong Gong has influence

The UA researcher joins the ranks of prestigious scientists on Thomson Reuters list -- his work is in the top 1 percent of most-cited studies in materials science. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Pioneer in rubber recycling awarded top honor Pioneer in rubber recycling awarded top honor

The distinguished professor receives the highest honor from Society of Plastics Engineers. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Akron Beacon Journal Feature on UA gecko/adhesives Research Akron Beacon Journal Feature on UA gecko/adhesives Research

Dr. Ali Dhinojwala is featured in the Akron Beacon Journal's feature story on UA's gecko/adhesives research. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Stephen Cheng awarded 2013 APS Polymer Physics Prize Stephen Cheng awarded 2013 APS Polymer Physics Prize

Robert C. Musson & Trustees Professor and Dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering Stephen Z.D. Cheng has been recognized as the 2013 recipient of the Polymer Physics Prize... Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Professor appointed to important international science post Professor appointed to important international science post

Dr. Alamgir Karim, a national expert in nanotechnology and Goodyear Chair Professor in the Department of Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron, has been appointed as the Section Chair of the Physics Evaluation Group... Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Joseph Kennedy, Akron's King of Polymers, proves inventors are young at heart Joseph Kennedy, Akron's King of Polymers, proves inventors are young at heart

Joseph Kennedy, distinguished professor of polymer science and chemistry, is featured in a front page Cleveland Plain Dealer story on his extensive history of success as an inventor. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Music to his ears: Surgery gives Wadsworth boy hearing to accompany his new ear Music to his ears: Surgery gives Wadsworth boy hearing to accompany his new ear

William Landis, G. Stafford Whitby professor of polymer science, is working with an area plastic surgeon on tissue-engineering research to grow human cartilage. Story featured in the Akron Beacon Journal. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Hendrik Heinz selected to receive the 2013 Max Hey Medal Dr. Hendrik Heinz selected to receive the 2013 Max Hey Medal

Dr. Hendrik Heinz has been selected by the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland to receive the 2013 Max Hey Medal. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Isayev awarded prestigious J. L. White Innovation Award Dr. Isayev awarded prestigious J. L. White Innovation Award

Dr. Avraam Isayev has been chosen to receive the 2012 James L. White Innovation Award of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS). Read More

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