This year’s Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni & Industry was a wonderful way to honor the faculty, alumni, and students who have contributed to the success of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering since its founding in 1988.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors for making these events possible: Lubrizol, Medtronic, Renner Kenner, The University of Akron Research Foundation, Vortechs Group, and Tekcapital.

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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Hoang Pham, Principal Scientist and Technical Leader at Avery Dennison Corporation, discusses his career path since graduating from the College and how the Department of Polymer Science has contributed to his success.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Xiong Gong is a Professor in the Department of Polymer Engineering, and has been a member of our faculty since 2010. He has studied in China and in the United States, and has achieved numerous publications, citations, honors and awards. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gong about his career at The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. You can read about his life and career here.

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Student Spotlight

Chao Peng is currently studying to earn his doctorate in Polymer Science under Dr. Abraham Joy. Read more about Chao and his academic journey in CPSPE.

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College Alumni Award - Past Recipients (2017-2018)

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Distinguished Alumni Award - Past Recipients (1997-2018)

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