National Polymer Innovation Center

Multiple centers are co-located at the NPIC, a newly constructed facility dedicated to strategic center development activities at CPSPE. The NPIC is a unique facility consisting of a two sections. Section I has a high-bay area specifically for prototype development of large prototype processing equipment while Section II consists of two floors of advanced RDI Center related laboratories. Currently, two active Centers are operating at the NPIC. These are the Wright Center of Innovation (Miko Cakmak, Director) and the Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC, Co-Directors, Alamgir Karim and Matthew Becker). These mission, center and facilities can be found here: