News Archive

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.

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.”

Entrepreneur coaches give inventions market-ready push
UA research teams to benefit from program designed to accelerate commercialization of university research.
Siamak Shams Es-Haghi receives the Outstanding Student Research Award from Dr. Heather Burton

Awarded the Outstanding Student Research Award at The University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS) held April 9, 2015. He is a doctoral student with Dr. Bob Weiss and Dr. Arkady Leonov.

Kevin Cavicchi receives Young Investigator Award

Kevin Cavicchi, associate professor of polymer engineering, has been awarded a Polymer Networks Group Young Investigator Award sponsored by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

Fall 2014 Student Award Recipients

Fall 2014 Student Award Recipients

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.
MESNAC appoints new director at US research centre

Akron, Ohio – MESNAC announced the appointment of Dr K. Mohamed Hassan as the executive director of their new Research and Technical Center located in Akron, Ohio.

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.

National Polymer Innovation Center Flexes the Future

The Business Journal visited the center and profiled it in its “Trending: TechBelt” series. 

Read the story here and step into the center in this video. 

Congratulations Spring 2014 Graduates!

The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering wishes to congratulate the spring 2014 graduating class.

FlexTech Workshop Reveals End User Needs for Flexible Electronics

The University of Akron and the National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) hosted FlexTech’s Workshop on End User Requirements for Flexible, Printed Electronics.

Dr. John Vlachopoulos to Give 2014 SABIC Lectures

Dr. John Vlachopoulos to Give 2014 SABIC Lectures May 15-16.

Upcoming FlexTech Workshop on May 13-14

Sponsored by the National Polymer Innovation Center and the Department of Polymer Engineering.

Pioneer in rubber recycling awarded top honor

The distinguished professor receives the highest honor from Society of Plastics Engineers.

Students Win Awards at ACS

Chang Liu and Kai Wang, both M.S. students of Dr. Xiong Gong’s research group, were each selected to receive a $500 PMSE Graduate Student Research Award during the Spring 2014 ACS Meeting held in Dallas.

Hadi Ramezani-Dakhel Wins Outstanding Student Research Award

Mr. Hadi Ramezani-Dakhel, a doctoral student studying with Dr. Hendrik Heinz, was selected to receive the Outstanding Student Research Award at The University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS) held on April 10, 2014.

Hendrik Heinz Invited Lecturer

Dr. Hendrik Heinz was invited to guest lecture at the NSF-sponsored workshop, "Transformational Technologies in Molecular Simulations", to be held May 19-22, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

NSF awards $400,000 for novel sensor technology

The technology holds promising advancements that span from photodetectors for medical devices to sensors used in automobiles.

Winged flight fascinates this UA student
Polymer engineering Ph.D. student Sergey Vorontsov balances classwork and research with time spent as a member of the Aero Design Team as he continues to pursue his love of aeronautics.
Fall 2013 Student Award Recipients

Congratulations Winners!
The Department of Polymer Engineering is pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Student Award Recipients.

Polymer engineering’s Mary Ann Meador named ACS Fellow

The American Chemistry Society Fellows Program acknowledges members for achievements and contributions in science and the profession.

University of Akron scientists welcome $1 million

W.M. Keck Foundation gives grant for researchers to study and develop glass materials...

Fitting the mold for the future

The University receives a $2 million in-kind injection simulation software donation.

Department Newsletter 2013

Department of Polymer Engineering 2013 Newsletter.