We strive to make polymer chemistry greener by developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly synthesis and func-tionalization methods and processes.
The Puskas Group is moving to the Ohio State University! Professor Puskas will be leading the biomaterial and biopolymer engineering program at the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE). The program will be losely related to Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative (www.discovery.osu.edu) and Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program (www.discovery.osu/SRE) and plans to make global impact. The group will be part of the Materials Development Working Group of the Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme.
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
- 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 […]Read More...
Chemical Engineering graduate student accepted to the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable EnergyPrajakatta 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. (more…)Read More...
Dr. Judit E. Puskas Received the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal
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. Puskas’ research activities span a broad range of topics, with a focus on the synthesis of novel materials having great technological promise. Her synthetic efforts are accompanied by detailed analyses of the chemical and topological structure and rigorous investigation of physical properties