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Company Overview of University of Akron

Company Overview

University of Akron is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, professional, and research programs. It offers courses in business, social sciences, science, and law. The schools and Colleges of the university include Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, Community and Technical College, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Law, College of Nursing, College of Polymer Sci & Engineering, and Wayne College. The University’s centers and institutes include Akron Polymer Training Center, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Institute for Biomedical Engineering Research, Center for...

302 Buchtel Mall

Akron, OH 44325-2001

United States

Founded in 1870

Phone:

330-972-6570

Fax:

330-972-7022

Key Executives for University of Akron

Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Trustee
Vice President of Board Operations, Assistant Secretary, and Trustee
Chief Operating Officer, Provost and Senior Vice President
Vice President of Student Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Akron Key Developments

Sandia National Laboratories, University of Akron to Collaborate in Materials Science

Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Akron have approved a Master Research Agreement that enables collaborations in such areas as additive manufacturing and advanced materials research. Sandia selected UA because its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is one of the world's premier academic and research programs, with capabilities that incorporate polymer chemistry and polymer physics groups with specialized labs for all categories of synthesis and measurements. The University of Akron's long history of innovation with global partnerships has provided many creative solutions to polymer engineering challenges, giving a strong platform for this new collaboration with Sandia. Collaboration extends to many areas: The agreement will allow Sandia and University of Akron researchers to work together in such areas as carbon nanomaterials and conjugated polymer developments, as well as investigate and understand the role adhesion, friction and wear play in coatings, lubricants and adhesives. Both parties hope to help develop novel materials in these areas. Sandia and the University of Akron anticipate also learning from nature by studying biomimicry with the goal of creating advanced adhesives for engineering applications and biological adhesives. Technologies such as carbon nanotube-based coatings will be developed to reduce drag, inhibit ice formation and provide better heat transfer. The agreement also establishes a framework for managing intellectual property that may be developed during the collaborations. This collaboration will highlight Sandia and the University's shared interest in additive manufacturing research. The University of Akron's National Polymer Innovation Center, a facility for advanced polymer processing techniques and roll-to-roll hybrid film fabrication, includes the Akron Functional Materials Center, which focuses on coatings, biomaterials, additive manufacturing and flexible electronics. This capability complements Sandia's advanced manufacturing research, which has the potential to enable model-based design, rapid prototyping and agile manufacturing of small production lots. Sandia has pioneered several additive technologies, including the Laser Engineered Net Shape, DirectWrite and Robocast technologies. Sandia's Material Science Research Foundation is leading efforts in materials assurance and process diagnostics and controls. In addition, Sandia's Advanced Materials Lab is fielding the first Micro-Gravure printing system within the DOE complex. The technology can print features 1/100th the thickness of a human hair, which could lead to advances in printed flexible electronics and in energy and biomedical applications. The printing system is based on research in nanomaterials synthesis and process science to create novel nanoinks -- research specialties of Dr. Yu Zhu of The University of Akron and Sandia's Hongyou Fan.

University of Akron Announces Management Changes

AKRON Matthew J. Wilson has been named interim president at the University of Akron. Wilson, who has served as dean of the School of Law, fills the position vacated by Scott L. Scarborough in June. Sarah M.R. Cravens and Ryan G. Vacca were named interim co-deans of the School of Law.

University of Akron Pays Thousands to Settle Broken Leases

The University of Akron has paid thousands of dollars to landlords to settle leases broken by students who left the school after the baseball program was eliminated. Most of the 27 players who withdrew from the university were released from residence hall and off-campus leases. But some landlords demanded payment, especially if they could not find other tenants, according to documents filed in the Ohio Court of Claims. The father of one former player, who was sued by his landlord for breaking the lease, filed an action against UA in the Court of Claims, which hears cases against state agencies. UA agreed to reimburse Rick Simonton the $3,420.29 he paid the landlord to settle a lawsuit in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

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