The super-organism behind Nature’s skyscraper
The international publication Laboratory News features the research of Dr. Hunter King, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Biology, regarding the mounding behavior of termites and the impact on passive human architecture.
Dean Emeritus Frank N. Kelley speaks to rising leaders in the Akron community
As part of Leadership Akron’s Class 33 Akron City Tour, Dr. Frank N. Kelley, Dean Emeritus of The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, spoke Wednesday at UA’s Goodyear Polymer Center to rising leaders in the Akron community. Dr. Kelley is an alumnus of both the University and the Leadership Akron program. His grandson, also Frank Kelley, who is part of the current Jr. Leadership class, joined members of the current Signature Class 33 for the talk entitled “Background and Importance of Polymers for the Akron Region and Ohio”.
WXIX-TV and WOIO-TV report that UA alum Dr. Murthy Simhambhatla has been named CEO and President of Alphaeon Corporation
ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company in lifestyle healthcare, today announced that Murthy Simhambhatla PhD has been appointed CEO and President by the ALPHAEON Board of Directors. Dr. Simhambhatla replaces Robert E. Grant who was recently appointed as Vice Chairman of the ALPHAEON Board of Directors.
Bridgestone utilizes Make it in America grant to subsidize Polymer Training
Akron Polymer Technology Services (APTS) networks with companies, economic development organizations, government agencies, and other UA groups to provide training opportunities to industrial clients. Dr. Jelynn Stinson, Manager of APTS, led the effort to implement the effective utilization of Make it in America (MIIA) training grants this year by Bridgestone employees.
Synthetic melanin makes color-changing skin
An artificial skin made with synthetic melanin nanoparticles would have chameleons turning green with envy were the lizards capable of such a petty emotion. The synthetic skin changes color faster than a chameleon’s, provided the humidity of the air surrounding the engineered film changes quickly enough (Chem. Mater. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02127).
September 30, 2016:
Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC) 2016 Fall Meeting
May 11, 2017:
Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC) 2017 Spring Meeting