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08/03/2020
Society dedicated to the study of caves honors professor for a lifetime of achievement
Dr. Hazel Barton, professor of biology and director of the Integrated Bioscience Ph.D. program, was named the 2020 recipient of the National Speleological Society Science Award. Barton’s research is geared toward understanding microbially-driven processes in cave environments.
07/09/2020
Scientists look to bird feathers for printing colors

Phys.org - July 9, 2020

UA doctoral students Mario Echeverri and Anvay Patil, together with Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, H.A. Morton Professor Department of Polymer Science, "demonstrated that the visibility of the colors can be modified by changing the color of the background surface." This research was conducted in collaboration with researchers from Northwestern University and Ghent University in Belgium.

07/07/2020
Mussel-inspired polymer glue sticks to wet surfaces

C&EN - New adhesive can be applied and cured with UV light in a range of salty and acidic conditions

For decades, scientists have tried to make surgical glues modeled after adhesive proteins that mussels use to cling to underwater surfaces. But making a practical glue that can be applied to wet tissues and cured within the body has been tricky. Now, researchers report a biodegradable adhesive that sticks to wet surfaces in minutes and, unlike previous glues, works under the body’s range of saltiness and acidity (ACS Nano 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02396).

06/01/2020
University of Akron’s polymer program generates successful spin-out companies

The University of Akron's polymer program a powerhouse of generating spin-out companies where polymer scientists and alumni turn their technology and research into business ventures.

05/28/2020
"Sticky" research lands polymer science graduate in Washington D.C.

Biomimicry research fellowship on gecko-inspired adhesives leads to postdoc at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for Michael Wilson. 



08/03/2020
Society dedicated to the study of caves honors professor for a lifetime of achievement

07/09/2020
Scientists look to bird feathers for printing colors

07/07/2020
Mussel-inspired polymer glue sticks to wet surfaces

06/01/2020
University of Akron’s polymer program generates successful spin-out companies

05/28/2020
"Sticky" research lands polymer science graduate in Washington D.C.

05/27/2020
Dr. Hunter King, physicist and polymer scientist, draws inspiration from birds and beetles

05/26/2020
Polymer research has enduring effect on world: Part 4 — biomimicry

05/20/2020
STEM Families Virtual Nature Walk

05/13/2020
Antibody testing and the future of COVID-19 treatment



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