1. Welcome Martyna and Nina

    Feb 17, 2023

    Welcome back Martyna Sokolowska and welcome Nina Kantor-Malujdy to our group. Martyna will spend one month and Nina will spend 3 in our group working in our Green-map project funded by the European Union.


  2. Newest NAE Member

    Feb 10, 2023

    Congratulations Dr. Puskas on being elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)! NAE members volunteer their time to help guide the development and regulation of federal laws, improve effectiveness of government programs, shape the direction of research, and communicate with the public regarding critical issues. Dr. Puskas was selected due to her work in coinventing an FDA approved, life saving coronary stent coating along with her research of the polymerization process.

  3. Welcome

    Feb 10, 2023

    Laszlo Meszaros and Roland Petreny  from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics have arrived for their secondment in our group! They are aiding in the Green Map Project

  4. Rubber Division: Meet Chemists Who Engineer Elastic Polymers Essential to Modern Life

    Dec 16, 2022

    Rubber Division: Meet Chemists Who Engineer Elastic Polymers Essential to Modern Life

  5. IR Spectrophotometer as a Detector of Liquid Chromatographs

    Dec 2, 2022

    As a part of our effort to synthesize biopolymers from a completely renewable material source (di-linoleic diol), novel techniques of polymerization are used, e.g., Reversible Radical Recombination Polymerization (R3P). Besides methods of polymerization, analytical techniques are also being constantly developed. Recently, IR spectroscopy was successfully used to continuously monitor the process of chromatographic monomer purification. The resulting chromatogram simultaneously shows the time dependence and the wavenumber dependence of IR absorbances.

  6. Porous SIBS Membranes

    Dec 2, 2022

    Poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) block copolymer (SIBS) is a very versatile material. Due to its excellent biocompatibility, it can be applied safely even in the human body. Now the areas of biomedical applications were extended even further: it can also be used for filtering purposes, e.g., as a porous membrane acting as an active layer of a COVID mask.

  7. 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. 

  8. Welcome New Graduate Students!

    Aug 26, 2022

    Welcome Eric and Samira! Eric Devney
  9. 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
  10. PAPER: Polysuccinimide and Polyaspartamide for Functional Fibers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties

    Jul 22, 2022