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School of Polymer Science and Engineering


The field of polymer science and engineering is a strong contributor to the US economy due to the wide range of technologies and industries enabled by the use of polymer materials. Polymers have unique properties and processing advantages unattainable by any other type of material. The broad utility of polymers, in part, is derived from the wide varieties of macromolecular architecture, molecular weight, and functionality available via rational design and synthesis. These properties endow polymeric materials with a broad range of processing conditions and modes. Polymers have emerged as an indispensable part of everyday life (clothing, paints, food packaging, etc.) but also serve as a catalyst for the development of new technological advances in transportation, electronics, and food, water and energy security. 

The School of Polymer Science and Engineering faculty are engaged in world leading and  innovative research spanning multiple areas in the field of polymer science and engineering.


Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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202 Thames Polymer Science Research Center

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