About CMPND

CMPND, a Wright Center of Innovation, was formed as a research and commercialization partnership in polymer nanotechnology. Centered at The Ohio State University, CMPND partners with the University of Akron, the University of Dayton and three other Ohio universities, 50 large and small Ohio Companies, the National Composite Center, polymer organizations, and national labs. CMPND was awarded $22.5 million from the State of Ohio Third Frontier Project and aims to contribute more than a total of $78 million toward nanotechnology research and commercialization.


CMPND Partners

Ohio State University

Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (NSEC)
Molecular Engineering of Microdevices (IGERT )
Center for Advanced Polymer and Composite Engineering (CAPCE )

University of Dayton

University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI )
The Nanoscale Engineering Science & Technology (NEST ) Laboratory

The University of Akron

College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Global Polymer Academy
Polymer Training Center

University of Toledo

College of Engineering
Polymer Institute

Kent State University

Liquid Crystal Institute
Research and Graduate Studies

Wright State University

College of Engineering


CMPND Collaborator Organizations

A&P Technologies
A. Schulman
Advanced Elastomer Systems (Exxon Mobil)
Akron Polymer Systems
Applied Sciences, Inc
Ashland Chemical
Avery Dennison
Battelle
BioLOC
Boeing
Carolina Color
Centallus
Cornerstone Research
Crayex Corp.
Dana Corp.
Demag Plastics Group
DuPont
Endura Plastics
EMTEC
Entrotech
Ethicon-Endo
EWI
Exoko Composites Company
GE Transportation
GKN Westland
Goodrich
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Grafix Plastics
GrafTech
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Honda Research Institute
Howard Industries
Keithley Instruments
Lockheed Martin
MACA Plastics
Maverick Corp
MetaMateria Partners
METSS Corp.
Milacron
NanoFILM
Nanosperse, LLC
National Composite Center
NASA – Glenn
Northrop Grumman
Noveon
O’Gara Hess & Eisenhardt
Ohio Supercomputer
OMERIS
Omnova Solutions
Ohio Polymer Strategy Council (OSPC)
Orbital Research
Owens-Corning
Parker Hannifin
PolymerOhio Inc.
PolyOne
Prestige Plastics
Renegade
Rohm & Haas
Rowmark
Sajar Plastics
SciTech
Scotts Company
Sherwin Williams
SHOT
Timken
Tremco, Inc.
Vector Composites
Webcore Technologies
WPAFB/AFRL
Zyvex Performance Materials