January 2023 Meeting

R. Shea Brewing 540 S. Main Street, Suite 214, Akron, OH, United States

Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce will describe the Polymer Industry Cluster initiatives and their efforts to grow our regional supply chain and economy. 5:30PM networking, 6:30PM buffet, and 7:30PM speakers Reservations to David Schultz 330-283-5721 or akronspe1@gmail.com by noon on Friday, January 6. Meeting is free; dinner is $15 ($10 students) at the door.

February 2023 General Meeting

R. Shea Brewing 540 S. Main Street, Suite 214, Akron, OH, United States

Professor James Eagan will deliver a lecture entitled "Waste-to-Feedstock: Regenerating Polymers from End-of-Use Fates" on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 5:30 PM Networking 6:30 PM Buffet Meal 7:30 PM Evening lecture The event will take place in the Event Room at R. Shea Brewing in Akron.

Career Night for Students

Exact times and locations TBD. Check back for more details or contact the site host below. The University of Akron, Knight Chemical Laboratory Room 312​ Ivan Popov, contact, ipopov@uakron.edu​ ​Kent State University, Williams Hall Room 111​ Erin Michael-McLaughlin, contact, enmichae@kent.edu​ ​Hiram College and Mt Union University (host) Bracy Hall Room L04 ​ Scott Mason, contact, ... Read more

April 2023 Crano Memorial Lecture Evening Program

Kent State University Integrated Science Building 1175 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, OH, United States

The 2023 Crano Memorial Lecture Evening program will be held at Kent State University in the Esplanade Commons of the Integrated Science Building. 5:30 PM Networking 6:30 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Lecture Dinner cost is $30 for professionals, $10 for students. The lecture is free and open to the public.

September Joint Meeting with Cleveland Section

The Brew Kettle 11 Atterbury Blvd, Hudson, OH, United States

Sustainability in the Tire Industry: Radically Re-Thinking our Raw Materials Supply Chain Ross Widenor and Ron Shaffer, Bridgestone As the tire industry strives to deliver sustainability objectives, one major challenge will be to decouple our upstream supplies from traditional petrochemical feedstocks and diversify into renewable, bio-sourced and recycled materials. This presentation will investigate how Bridgestone ... Read more

Careers Night: Networking with Young Professionals

On-Line

Wednesday, October 25 - Careers Night Virtual Event - hosted by Kent State University on Teams. Register here.  Networking with Young Professionals. Learn what others have done with their Chemistry Degree. Hear directly from our Panelists about: Technical Project Management, Product Development, Environmental Regulation, Graduate School Opportunities and more. Ask your questions in a low-key networking ... Read more

Poison Symposia

Spirits of Willoughby 3872 Erie St., Willoughby, OH, United States

Material Characterization Workshop at University of Akron

Student Union - University of Akron 303 Carroll Street, Akron, United States

Material Characterization Workshop Friday, November 3, 2023 • 9:00am - 3:00pm University of Akron, Jean Hower Taber Student Union, Room 312 • 303 Carroll Street Akron, Ohio Register Here Progress in polymer science is rapidly broadening the horizons for the applications of polymeric materials across a diverse spectrum of industries and end-use scenarios. These applications ... Read more

November Meeting – Akron Section Award

Kent State University Integrated Science Building 1175 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, OH, United States

Akron Section Award and Dinner Prashant Jain, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Catalysts Dressed in Light Awardee: Prof Jain’s is G. L. Clark Professor of Physical Chemistry and University Scholar at UIUC. His lab specializes in nanoscale light–matter interactions and nanoscale chemical imaging. His noteworthy recent contributions are discoveries of plasmon resonances in doped nanocrystals and ... Read more

Akron ACS Year End Social – December 2023

R. Shea Brewing 540 S. Main Street, Suite 214, Akron, OH, United States

2023 is nearly a wrap! Please join us for a year end social at R. Shea Brewing. There will be an optional White Elephant gift exchange. Please RSVP to let us know if you are planning to attend and note if you wish to participate in the gift exchange. Gifts are recommended to be around ... Read more

Jing Lyon – Empowering Tomorrow: Navigating the Battery Future

R. Shea Brewing 540 S. Main Street, Suite 214, Akron, OH, United States

Joint Society Meeting January 23, 2024 Jing Lyon, Entrepreneur Programs Director, BRITE Energy Innovators   Empowering Tomorrow: Navigating the Battery Future In our pursuit of a sustainable and electrified future, the significance of batteries is undeniable. This presentation, titled "Empowering Tomorrow: Navigating the Battery Future," explores pivotal aspects of the battery landscape. Commencing with an ... Read more

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Dr. Emmanuel Pitia – Solving EV Application Challenges: Innovations in Coatings and Adhesive Materials

Brighten Brewing 1374 S Cleveland Massilon Road, Copley, OH, United States

Joint Society Meeting, March 13, 2024 Dr. Emmanuel Pitia Lead, Staff Research Scientist at Parker Hannifin: Adhesives & Coatings Solving EV Application Challenges: Innovations in Coatings and Adhesive Materials Abstract As electric vehicles (EVs) advance in technology, the spotlight is on battery pack technologies. EV manufacturers are fervently optimizing designs for lighter, more compact solutions, ... Read more