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. On a mission

    Dr. Puskas and Dr. Molnar on a mission

    Jun 1, 2022

    Dr. Puskas will spend June at the Budapest University of Technology and Economic and Dr. Molnar will spend June and July at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szcecin as part of the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 GREEN-MAP project.

  2. Samira Wehmann

    May 15, 2022 Summer student

    May 15, 2022

     We are very happy to welcome Samira Wehmann into our group for the summer. She will work with Aswathy on enzyme catalyzed polymer modifications and polymer based drug delivery systems.

  3. We are very happy to welcome Professor Miroslawa El Fray from Szczecin, Poland in our group.

    May 2, 2022

    She is the coordinator of the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 project the Puskas group is part of and here visit marks the continuation of the collaborations after a long hiatus due to COVID-19.