"I came to the college as an undergraduate REU intern and worked on functionalization of poly(lactic acid) in Dr. Pugh’s group. I gained a great deal of experience and knowledge during the internship. It was a no brainer after that to come back as a graduate student."
Abdala Bashir, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science
"If you asked me in my first year, I would tell you it was because of Akron’s notoriety and fame as a top research institute in Polymers. Today, I would tell you what made me proud to have made that choice, which is experiencing firsthand the excellent professors and researchers who have made this institute what it is today."
Kewei Liu, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science
"What attracted me to the polymer program in Akron is the well-rounded research areas and the fully equipped facilities for polymer research in CPSPE. There are remarkable faculty members and research groups in CPSPE with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Such diversity allows me to broaden my knowledge and choose a research group that I’m interested in."
Chao Peng, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science