UA’s polymer college offers one-of-a-kind program in the U.S.

The University of Akron has announced the launch of a new professional master’s degree that uniquely blends coursework across polymer science and engineering with classes in business and law. Graduates of this one-of-a-kind program will possess the skills needed for careers in polymer-related industries.

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Sandia National Laboratories and UA to collaborate in materials science

Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Akron have approved a Master Research Agreement that enables collaborations in such areas as additive manufacturing and advanced materials research.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Hunter King, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, joined the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering in 2016. Before joining CPSPE, he received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and did postdoctoral research at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Read more about his teaching philosophy and goals within the Department of Polymer Science.

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Student Spotlight

Jayachandra Hari Mangalara, currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Polymer Engineering, had a growing interest in chemistry and attended the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Roorkee before pursuing his PhD at The University of Akron. Read more about his research, experience, and future goals.

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