College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

For more than 100 years students and faculty from around the world have been coming to The University of Akron to focus on polymer research and education. Formally established in 1988, The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s tradition as a leader in polymer science and polymer engineering began as early as 1910 when rubber chemistry was taught at the University. Establishing the Ph.D. program in Polymer Chemistry in 1964, the Department of Polymer Science in 1967, and the Department of Polymer Engineering in 1984, the College continues to focus on polymer innovations and applications of research in science, technology, engineering and medicine today. 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.


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Meet the dean

Eric J. Amis, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and has responsibilities as Vice Provost for Research at the University of Akron. He has a special interest in research engagement with industry.

Dr. Amis came to UA in 2014 from United Technologies Research Center, where he was Director of Physical Sciences since 2009. He led a team of 140 scientists and engineers responsible for research and development in advanced manufacturing, materials and chemical sciences, structural integrity, applied physics, and measurement science. In addition, he was responsible for developing external partnerships aligned with UTC strategies in advanced manufacturing. Read more.

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Master of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Coursework focused professional Masters Degree in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering with integrated courses in Business and Law

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OUR LEADERSHIP IN POLYMERS
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Prospective Students

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES:

Prasad Raut explains why he chose to study Polymer Engineering at UA.

RESEARCH IN 90 SECONDS:

Zach Zander describes the research he is doing in the Department of Polymer Science at UA.

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