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. Faculty Awards Celebration

    May 20, 2024

    Professor Puskas was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor of the College and was personally greeted by the President of OSU. Congratulations!

  2. Artificial Neural Network-based models

    May 7, 2024

    Artificial Neural Network (ANN)-based mathematical models are highly versatile and are capable of describing literally any kind of correlation. Our research team has constructed an Artificial Neural Network that can learn the characteristics of chromatographic peaks and perfectly describe the chromatogram. We are not talking about a mere approximation here: ANN-based mathematical models can learn to describe any kind of chromatogram or spectrum perfectly. The former is demonstrated by the video linked below.

  3. 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.