News Archive

08/26/2015
Eminent Caltech polymer scientist to discuss 'mega-supramolecules,' polymer end groups
Lectures by Dr. Julie Kornfield will focus on how "mega-supramolecules" can lead to cleaner and safer fuels, and new phenomena and physical properties made possible through controlling interactions between polymer end groups.
08/24/2015
Rajgarhia awarded 2015 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

Stuti Rajgarhia, a Ph.D. student in Department of Polymer Engineering, won the award administered by Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of American Chemical Society (ACS). It is given to graduate students, either currently in graduate school or not more than one year beyond graduation. Up to six finalists are invited to present their research papers at the ACS fall meeting based on the scientific merit of the submitted papers.

08/21/2015
NSF grant enables professor to engineer noses, jaws and ears
Matthew Becker anticipates that his research will result in technology that will one day improve lives for those with traumatic injuries.
08/18/2015
Air Force awards grant to polymer engineer

The United States Air Force, Office of Scientific Research has just awarded $819,543 to Dr. Xiong Gong for his research titled “Solution-Processed Infrared Polymer Photodetectors.”

08/07/2015
Mussels inspire development of waterproof adhesives
National Science Foundation grant supports UA researchers efforts to develop a synthetic mimic of mussel adhesives using soybean oil — a renewable resource.
07/10/2015
Entrepreneur coaches give inventions market-ready push
UA research teams to benefit from program designed to accelerate commercialization of university research.
07/08/2015
UA polymer, chemistry professor receives lifetime achievement award from French university
George R. Newkome has worked with scholars at the University of Bordeaux for more than 20 years.
06/08/2015
Taking cues from nature to develop colors that do not fade
UA professors analyze the structure of bird feathers to create hues without dye.
06/05/2015
Spring 2015 Graduation Pictures

Pictures from the Spring 2015 Graduation.

05/27/2015
Akron Global Polymer Academy nurtures fledging entrepreneurs and inventors
Who were the winners of this year's Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors?
04/27/2015
UA polymer researcher’s work wins international award for young scientists
Polymer researcher Dr. Matthew Becker, wants to help troops avoid amputation from battle injuries.
04/23/2015
Revolutionary discovery leads to invention of new ‘building blocks’
University of Akron polymer researchers create a new class of hybrid materials.
04/13/2015
New research attracts NSF attention — and funding
University of Akron adhesive spurs startup company and National Science Foundation grant to scale up production.
03/11/2015
UA officials celebrate Saudi students with Kingdom royalty
UA experts were instrumental in creating the High Institute of Elastomers Industries, a world-class learning facility.
03/10/2015
Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon
University of Akron polymer scientist finds that certain amino acids and sugars were simply meant to be in life.
03/09/2015
ACL injuries in female athletes traced to genes
Polymer scientists team up with physicians at Akron Children's Hospital on critical research finding that could change the way women receive sports training and treatment for their injuries.
01/26/2015
The ‘Paulamer’ chain: Connecting research and industry
Paula Watt, a longtime industry partner, will become Dr. Watt later this year. She says pursuing a Ph.D. here in polymer science was like "coming home."
01/09/2015
What’s new for 2015? We asked our experts
UA's three newest deans, Eric Amis, David Gordon and Matthew Wilson, share projections about their fields — polymer science, health care and law.
01/06/2015
Prolific and inventive UA professor receives national recognition
Dr. Frank Harris is the sixth University of Akron professor named as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
12/04/2014
UA’s Shi-Qing Wang named AAAS Fellow
The professor of polymer science will be honored in February by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
09/10/2014
Heinz part of multi-university grant from Navy
Dr. Hendrik Heinz, associate professor of polymer engineering, and partners from six other universities have been awarded a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to study corrosion of materials.
09/05/2014
Akron Polymer Conference takes place Oct. 2-3
The conference is a showcase of polymer research and alumni achievement.
08/29/2014
NSF awards $800,000 to ramp up production of eco-friendly, halogen-free rubber
The award will boost researcher Dr. Judit E. Puskas' efforts to produce a material that could be useful to many people, including motorists and breast-cancer survivors.
07/24/2014
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.

07/14/2014
With $500,000 NSF grant, researcher to examine 'Lego' design for polymers
Dr. Abraham Joy's evaluation of this novel polymer system could lead to advances in biomedicine.