Sen. Brown Announces National Science Foundation Grant To University Of Akron

$400,000 Awarded to the University of Akron for Scientific Research in Polymer Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced a $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Award to the University of Akron 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 NSF award will be used for the project, “CAREER: Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Inverted Infrared Polymer Photodectors.” Its objective is to design, fabricate, and optimize specific ultrasensitive solution-processed polymer photodetectors. To read more about the award, please visit