News

  1. COVID-19

    Apr 8, 2020

    March 30. My grandfather was born in 1900, He was 17 when the Russian Red Revolution broke out. Hungary briefly had a Communist regime (5 months) in 1919. All men over 16 were drafted. My grandpa did not want to go so he was hiding in the cemetery of their village so he would not be found at home. My grandma brought him food to the cemetery. The communist regime was quickly defeated so he could go home. This is how he avoided going to war. My grandparents lived through two world wars and two revolutions – and survived.

  2. Chemical Engineering graduate student receives Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship

    Apr 16, 2018

    Prajakatta Mulay, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working under Dr. Judit Puskas, won the 2018 Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship presented by the The University of Akron’s Rubber Division ACS Student Chapter. Candidates were evaluated based on academic and research achievements, and dedication to the rubber industry. She received a cash amount of $500 along with the certificate.

    Congratulations Prajakatta!

  3. Chemical Engineering graduate student accepted to the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy

    Apr 6, 2018

    Prajakatta Mulay, a graduate student from Dr. Judit Puskas’s group has recently been accepted to the American Chemical Society (ACS) Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy. The program will be held this year July 10-17 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

  4. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student receives Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award at 2018 ACS NOLA

    Mar 20, 2018

    Jozsef Kantor, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working under Dr. Judit Puskas, received the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA on 20th March, 2018. He was recommended by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to present his research on “Synthesis of Hydrolysis Resistant Polyisobutylene-based Polyurethanes” at the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY).

  5. Congratulations Dr. Aditya Jindal!

    Sep 11, 2017

    On September 8th, 2017, Aditya Jindal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a member of the Bio-Macromolecular Engineering Research Group successfully passed his Ph.D. Dissertation Defense. During his Ph.D., he worked on ‘Electrospinning of Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers for Implant Applications’.

    BioMERG wishes you good luck in your future endeavors!

  6. Dr. Judit E. Puskas Received the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal

    Apr 29, 2017

    Dr. Judit E. Puskas, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of Akron, was awarded the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal, on April 26, 2017, during the Science and Technology Awards Banquet at the Spring Technical Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS in Beachwood, OH. The most prestigious award given by Rubber Division, ACS, honors an individual for outstanding invention, innovation or development which resulted in significant change or contribution to the nature of the rubber industry.

  7. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student received Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship

    Apr 21, 2017

    Amanda Jancewicz, a sophomore in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working in Dr. Judit Puskas’ lab, won the 2017 Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship presented by the The University of Akron’s Rubber Division ACS Student Chapter. Candidates were evaluated based on academic and research achievements, and dedication to the rubber industry. She will receive a cash amount of $1000 along with the certificate.

     

    Congratulations Amanda!

  8. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering student from Professor Judit Puskas’ lab accepted into ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy

    Apr 11, 2017

    Gayatri Shrikhande, a third year Ph.D. student from the Puskas group has been accepted into the American Chemical Society (ACS) Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy. She is the fifth student from the Puskas lab accepted into the program which will be held this year June 20-27, 2017 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

  9. Dr. Puskas “pi”-ing a student

    Mar 17, 2017

    Pi-day was celebrated at UA’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on March 14, 2017, and Dr. Puskas had the honor to “pi” a student.