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. Our Summer students

    Jul 14, 2021

    Maggie Gottfried, Garrett Herb and Eric Devney held their presentations to sum up their summer research program. Thanks for staying with us!


  2. Team Building Hungarian Style

    Team Building Hungarian Style

    Jun 17, 2021

    A month has passed since the undergrads joined the Biomerg group. It was time for a little celebration and team building! Thanks to Kristof and Eniko, we had some wonderful Hungarian Goulash soup (Gulyas) with freshly baked bread and strawberry sponge cake (Epres piskota) and walnut roll (Dios beigli).


  3. Congratulations to Dr. Carin A. Helfer.

    Jun 6, 2021

    Congratulations to Dr. Carin A. Helfer who is co-PI on the OSU Wooster Campus Recycling Center project that was awarded $99,987 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Recycle Ohio Grant Program on 5/28/2021 (PI:  Dr. Fred Michel, FABE, OSU; co-PI:  Cathy Herms, HCS, OSU).