School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

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.

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University in the world for polymer science and plastics engineering
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RESEARCH AT OUR SCHOOL

Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Physics
Polymer Engineering
Biomaterials / Bioengineering
Energy / Batteries
Polymer Sustainability

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FACILITIES & SERVICES

National Polymer Innovation Center and Polymer Processing Center

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

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.

Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Connecting with our faculty taps into expertise in biomaterials, drug detection and delivery, coatings, advanced / additive manufacturing, biomimicry, next-generation solar cells and energy storage, multi-scale molecular modeling, and sustainability and recycling.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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

Sophia Aracri

STUDENT VOICE

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.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Covestro Lecture 2021

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Hear renowned speakers in the field of polymers from throughout the world! View our upcoming seminars

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