Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Most research projects engage faculty and students in multidisciplinary teams that cross departmental, college, and university lines.

For Undergrads

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

The School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering offers a competitive summer research experience for undergraduate (REU) students. Students will participate in a 9-week summer internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering including polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer characterization, and biomaterials. Learn more.

For Grad Students

NRT-HDE: Graduate Traineeship on Advances in Material Sciences using Machine Learning

The NRT program offers unique graduate traineeship experience to M.S. and Ph.D. students pursuing research on grand challenge problems interfacing materials science, data analytics, and machine learning (ML). The program harnesses the strength in polymer materials science at The University of Akron (UA), the important progress in data analytics and machine learning tools, and the intangible values of nonacademic internship opportunities at federal and industrial laboratories.

If you are considering applying to our graduate programs, please visit The Graduate School website.

If you have questions about research opportunities, please feel free to contact our faculty or department chairs.


Dr. Ajay Mahajan
Associate Dean for Research & Industrial Engagement

Phone: 330-972-6033