In addition to more than 750 UA faculty members that can offer expertise to corporate partners, specific laboratories and institutes provide research, testing, validation and training in areas of expertise.
The Akron Global Polymer Academy at The University of Akron assists the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering in creating and disseminating knowledge about polymer science, polymer engineering, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education by supporting initiatives in K-12 education and other distributive education ventures.
At APTS (formerly the Akron Polymer Training Center and Applied Polymer Research Center), our mission is to advance all sectors of the polymer industry through the delivery of training, testing, and processing services that enrich learning and optimize industrial performance. Services are enhanced by the capabilities within The University of Akron and by developing domestic and international partnerships with business, industry, community, and other institutions of higher education.
The Magnetic Resonance Center
The Magnetic Resonance Center operates eight superconducting NMR spectrometers, including an INOVA 750 MHz instrument with a cryoprobe and other accessories to perform every possible experiment yet devised. Seven other instruments with frequencies from 200 to 500 Mhz are equipped to perform solution and solid state multiple resonance 2D- and 3D-experiments. The techniques available on some of the lab's instruments include quadruple resonance, shaped pulses for selective excitation and pulsed field gradient work. The lab is also equipped with a Q-band ESR instrument for continuous wave experiments.
The Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering conducts basic and applied research, focusing on the creation of new polymers and the study of their physical properties. Within the institute are the Macromolecular Modeling Center, the Applied Polymer Research Center, Microscopy Laboratories and the Magnetic Resonance Center.
The CFNC conducts fundamental research on the performance of coalescing filters, design of filter media and the fabrication of nanofibers for use in filter media. The CFNC is a forum for industry-university cooperation. The CFNC hosts semi-annual meetings with industrial sponsors. CFNC faculty also work with government agencies and small businesses in developing nanofiber materials from polymers, carbon and ceramics for a wider range of applications.
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