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. Welcome Martyna Sokolowska!

    Sep 8, 2022

    Puskas Lab is excited to welcome visiting scholar Martyna Sokolowska! She is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Polymer and Biomaterial Engineering at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, located in Poland. Her research interest is focused on sustainable development, production and modification of biopolymers, enzymatic synthesis, polymer characterization methods, and medical engineering. 

  2. Welcome New Graduate Students!

    Aug 26, 2022

    Welcome Eric and Samira! Eric Devney
  3. International Elastomer Conference Keynote Speaker

    Jul 27, 2022

    Meet our 2022 International Elastomer Conference Keynote Speaker - Judit E. Puskas! Judit E. Puskas is a legend in our great industry