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 School 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.
The National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) is a contract services facility at the leading edge of advanced manufacturing and materials characterization. Supporting industry, national laboratories and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron, NPIC offers solutions in pilot-scale processing, surface and structural analysis, physical and chemical characterization, and more.
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 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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