|Posted on September 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM|
Congratulations to Nicholas Peppas from the University of Texas at Austin, winner of the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company.
The Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund has been awarded to Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Benjamin W. Maynor of Liquidia Technologies, and Jason P. Rolland of Diagnostics For All.
Congratulations to William R.Dichtel from Cornell University, winner of the National Fresenius Award sponsored by the Phi Lambda Upsilon, The National Chemistry Honor Society Division of Polymer Materials & Science Chemistry.
|Posted on September 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM|
The 3rd Joint Symposium between ACS-PMSE and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-Polymer Division (PD) will be held at the Biannual Meeting of the Chinese Chemical Society—Polymer Division on Oct. 15, 2013, in Shanghai, China
Prof. David Martin, Prof. Stephen Z.D. Cheng, Prof. Christopher Bielawski, Prof. LaShanda Korley, Prof. Daniel A. Savin, and Dr. Robert Miller will be attending as ACS members to present their work and interface with researchers in China.
|Posted on September 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM|
|Posted on September 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM|
The 2012 news update webpage is located here. The 2013 information was migrated to an improved platform which allows for searching and additional organiziational features not in the previous design.
|Posted on August 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM|
Polymer in aviation: Past, present, and future
Barry L. Farmer
Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
The historical applications of polymeric materials in aviation and aerospace applications have ranged from tires to lubricants to wiring insulation to canopies to matrix materials for composites. This presentation will provide a brief overview of on-going applications of polymeric materials in aviation and discuss polymer needs and opportunities for potential future applications/ A sampling of specific current polymer research projects in the Air Force Research Laboratory will be presented. Finally, the status, particulars, and opportunities presented by the President's Materials Genome Initiative as it relates to polymers for aviation will be discussed.
Wednesday, September 11th at 6:15 PM
Hyatt Regency, Cosmopolitan A
|Posted on April 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM|
Congratulations to Christopher M. Evans who was awarded the 2013 AzkoNobel Award in Applied Polymer Science.
Christopher M. Evans is a graduate student at Northwestern University where his Ph.D. thesis advisor is Prof. John M. Torkelson. The title of his paper, which was presented at the recent Fall ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, was “Dramatic Tunability of Polystyrene Tg via Neighboring Domains: Equivalence of Multilayer Films and Binary Blends”.
The other finalists who presented papers at the Award Symposium were: Karina Carneiro (McGill University), Jihoon Choi (Carnegie Mellon University), Boyi Fu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Gaurav Giri (Stanford University), and Samira Musah (University of Wisconsin–Madison).
The Award, consisting of $1600 and a plaque, was presented to Christopher M. Evans at the Joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception at the Spring 2013 ACS Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
|Posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
Congratulations to Dr. Hua Lu who was awarded the 2013 AzkoNobel Graduate Research Award.
The 2013 AkzoNobel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry will be presented to Dr. Hua Lu at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis September 7-11. Dr. Hua completed the Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering in 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Jianjun Cheng. His Ph.D. research on the controlled synthesis of polypeptides by ring opening polymerization of N-carboxyamino acid anhydrides has wide utility for making functional biomaterials for drug delivery and gene delivery applications. Using N-trimethylsilylamines as catalysts produces polypeptides of controlled length and low polydispersity. One pot synthesis by sequential ring-opening metathesis polymerization and NCA ring-opening polymerization produces polymer brushes with helical side chains. Dr. Hua’s Ph.D. research appears in more than fourteen articles in leading journals. He is now a Damon Runyan Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Peter Schultz at the Scripps Research Institute. The award will be presented during a symposium in honor of Dr. Hua in the Division of Polymer Chemistry.
PMSE would like to thank AzkoNobel for their support in this award as well as for the AkzoNobel Award Symposium, held during ACS National Meetings.
|Posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM|
POLY/PMSE Poster Session & Hospitality Event
(Sponsored by the journals Green Materials and Surface Innovations)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – 5:30-7:30 pm - Morial Convention Center, Hall E
ICE Science is a unique material science journal series from ICE Publishing.
At ACS Spring conference we are launching two new journals: Green Materials and Surface Innovations. All published papers are free to read for the duration of 2013. Visit our stand to meet the journal Editors.
|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
Congratulations to Dr. David Bauer, the reciepent of the 2013 Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Bauer is a Managing Scientist in Exponent’s Vehicle Engineering practice, joining Exponent after over 29 years with Ford Motor Company. Dr. Bauer has carried out research in several areas of polymeric materials including paint, plastics, elastomers and fuel cells. His major research focus has been in the areas of paint and plastics failure analysis and service life prediction. Along with developing new approaches to measuring material degradation, Dr. Bauer has taken the results of accelerated tests and used them to accurately determine field performance. Dr. Bauer has made important contributions to the understanding of UV degradation, thermal oxidation, and hydrolysis of polymers. He has published over 115 papers in peer-reviewed journals and made over 150 presentations in a wide range of areas including paint cure, paint rheology, paint weathering, plastics characterization, plastics failure analysis, and tire aging. He has edited two books on service life prediction in coatings. He has won two of the major awards in Coatings Science: the Roy Tess Award in Coatings and the Mattiello Lecture.
|Posted on March 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM|
Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Bunning, Dr. Timothy White, and Dr. Nelson Tabiryan who were awarded the 2013 Award for Cooperative Research in Polymer Science and Engineering.
The 2013 award is given in recognition of sustained, intensive, collaborative research spanning over last ten years on concept generation, material development, and commercialization of smart, photo-responsive materials. These researchers championed the use of light as a stimulus and added a significant tool in the hands of materials designer looking for wireless trigger of smart actions and means of massive parallelism. According to the nomination document “they have synergistically used their unique capabilities to address probably the toughest challenge facing the broader stimuli-responsive polymeric community – providing a commercially viable source of novel, highly tailorable stimuli response materials that are critical path enablers for commercial and militarily useful products.