Once known as the rubber capital of the world, Akron is now recognized for its polymer research and The University of Akron is a big part of that equation. Recently the school’s Department of Polymer Engineering got a big boost as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced a $400,000 National Science Foundation award to support research in science and engineering.
“Research in science and engineering is critical to creating jobs and improving our economy,” Brown said. “The University of Akron is one of Ohio’s premier universities. This award will help it advance our knowledge of polymer science, a field in which Akron is already among the world’s best.”
The money will be used to fund the project, “CAREER: Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Inverted Infrared Polymer Photodectors.”
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