The Puskas Group has moved 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.(Web:
si.osu.edu; Social media: @OhioStSustain).

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

  • Integration of Polymer-based Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment with Breast Reconstruction.


  1. Solar eclipse in Ohio

    Apr 10, 2024

    We had the opportunity to observe a once-in-a-lifetime event in Ohio. There was a total solar eclipse on the 8th of April, 2024.

  2. Happy Birthday Aswathy!

    Apr 2, 2024

    Celebrating our colleagues’ birthdays is a tradition in the Puskas Lab. Today, we commemorated Aswathy’s birthday with a chocolate cake.

  3. ACS Rubber Division 2024 Science & Technology Award Winners

    Mar 14, 2024

    The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society has disclosed the list of the 2024 Science & Technology Award Winners. Professor Katrina Cornish, a long-time collaborator of the Puskas Group, has been announced as the recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal this year. Congratulations!