2022 Year in Review
We look back on some of our highlights from last year and the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty and students.
From award-winning student teams to the grants secured by our faculty, to our students finding co-op assignments, internships and full-time employment, we celebrate a year full of success as we strive to make the world a better place.
Together, we rise.
FROM RUBBER TO SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS, LEADING THE FIELD FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.
The University of Akron’s Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering programs offer students the opportunity to capitalize on our world-class teaching and research environment to launch their careers in the vibrant, thriving polymer industry central in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
University in the world for polymer science and plastics engineering
RESEARCH AT OUR SCHOOL
FACILITIES & SERVICES
National Polymer Innovation Center
The National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) is a contract services facility at the leading edge of polymer characterization and advanced manufacturing.
Akron Polymer Training Services
Akron Polymer Training Services (APTS) provides a range of workforce training solutions that leverage the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s knowledgebase and capabilities.
I hope to help contribute to creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. Currently, I am working on a project that aims to create recyclable carbon fiber composites.
— Sophia Aracri
studying to earn her doctorate in polymer science
From the study of polymer engineering to enjoying Akron’s craft beer and art scene, Alessandro Perego counts himself as a major fan of The University of Akron and all that comes with it.