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Research focus:

We strive to make polymer chemistry greener by developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly synthesis and func-tionalization methods and processes.

Focus areas:

  • Natural Rubber Biosynthesis
  • Biomimetic Polymerizations, Natural Living Carbocationic Polymerization, Model Architectures for Natural Rubber
  • Green(er) Biomaterials, Polyisobutylene (PIB)-based Biomaterials, Enzyme-catalyzed Polymer Functionalization, PEG, Solventless (liquid PDMS, PIB), Surface Modification, Probing the Polymer/Bio Interface, Green dendrimers for drug delivery
  • Greener Living/controlled polymerizations, Controlled lniMer-type Polymerizations, CIMP Controlled Garbocationic IM Polymerization, CRIMP Controlled Radical I M Polymerization, Model architectures

News Releases

  • Dr. Puskas “pi”-ing a student

    Dr. Puskas “pi”-ing a student

    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.  Read More...
  • International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day

    The International Women’s Day was celebrated at the BIOMERG office. Ladies, we wish you many happy returns of the day!  Read More...
  • Judit Puskas Is 2017 Charles Goodyear Medalist

    Judit Puskas Is 2017 Charles Goodyear Medalist

    Dr. Judit E. Puskas, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, the University of Akron, will be awarded the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal. 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. Puskas’ […]Read More...
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering students from Dr. Puskas’ group won Best Poster Awards

    Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering students from Dr. Puskas’ group won Best Poster Awards

    Prajakatta Mulay, a graduate student in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, won two Best Graduate Poster Awards, one at 2016 International Elastomer Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania organized by the American Chemical Society’s Rubber Division and another at the 40th Annual Macro Symposium, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her advisor is Dr. Judit E. Puskas, the Joseph […]Read More...
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering student from Prof. Judit Puskas’s lab won two best poster awards.

    Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering student from Prof. Judit Puskas’s lab won two best poster awards.

    Gayatri Shrikhande, a second year Ph.D. student from Prof. Judit Puskas’s lab won two best poster  awards. She  presented her award-winning poster on ‘ Thermoplastic Elastomer Fiber Mat as Local Delivery Vehicle: Development of Functionalized Fluorescein Derivatives’ at the International Elastomer Conference held at Cleveland, Ohio on October 13th, 2015. This conference was arranged by […]Read More...
  • Save the Date! – October 29th, 2015

    Save the Date! – October 29th, 2015

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Portage Country Club Cupcakes for a Cause Mingling, networking, cupcakes, champagne, hors d’oeuvres…all while raising money for an amazing cause…what could be better? We will hear about the research being conducted at The University of Akron. A leading Professor, Dr. Judit Puskas, is researching to find […]Read More...
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