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2015 Henkel Award for Graduate Research Winner

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Jessica Kramer is the winner of the 2015 Henkel Award for Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry. The award will be presented at a symposium in her honor at the ACS National Meeting in Boston August 16-20 in the Division of Polymer Chemistry. Dr. Kramer completed the Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013 at UCLA with Prof. Tim Deming. In her Ph.D. research she prepared functional glycosylated polypeptides with controlled placement of sugar groups via living polymerization of highly pure glycosylated alpha-aminoacid-N-carboxyanhydride monomers. She is now a NIH and UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi at the University of California - Berkeley.

2015 Doolittle Award Winner

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta) was awarded the 2015 Doolittle Award for her paper “Challenges Facing Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers: Nanopatterning at the sub-10nm Scale.”

2015 Jornal of Polymer Science Award Winner Announced

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM

The editors of the Journal of Polymer Science and the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the ACS are delighted to announce that the JPS Innovation Award winner for 2015 is Rachel Segalman.

Call for Nominations: PMSE Garduate Student Research Award

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 6:05 AM

PMSE is pleased to announce a biannual award which provides $500.00 of to graduate student women or under-represented minority men (Black, Hispanic or Native American) to attend and present their research at the National ACS Meetings. 

Deadline for receipt of application materials is July 10, 2015 for the 2015 ACS Meeting in Boston. Please email the documents to the email address provided.

Find more information at the PMSE Graduate Student Research Award page.

ACS National Meeting, Spring 2015

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 PM

ACS Vision - Improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry

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2nd International Conference on Bioinspired and Zwitterionic Materials

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Understanding the sophisticated functionalities offered by objects and processes found in nature will guide the design of materials with desirable properties to meet challenging applications. Zwitterionic materials, inspired by cell membranes and proteins, are excellent examples of bioinspired materials and have emerged as a new class of biocompatible materials. ICBZM 2015 aims to capture the excitement of this emerging field.


Find out more at http://icbzm2015.com/

2016 Cooperative Research Nominations

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:40 AM

Nominations are invited for the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’s Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering Sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Company. The Division believes that this award is unique, relevant and timely to today’s research environment. It is given to recognize and encourage sustained cooperative research between industrial and academic or industrial and national laboratory scientists. The cooperative research must be of significant importance to polymer science and technology.

Nominations for the 2016 award will be accepted until August 15, 2015.

PMSE Poster Award Winners

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Four posters were honored as PMSE Poster Award winners on Tuesday during the PMSE Poster Session at the Colorado Convention Center.  Congratulations to all awards winners and finalists. 

Interfacial profile control in cross-linkable block copolymers for improved pattern transfer
Garrett Chado, Chunlin He, Mark Stoykovich
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

pH-responsive polymeric microspheres for micronutrients fortification of salt
Xian Xu, Yingying Zeng, Evan Rosenberg, Robert Langer, Ana Jaklenec
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4D printing for spatially and temporally dynamic bioscaffolds
Joselle McCracken, Ralph Nuzzo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Design, surface modification, and evaluation of cell-growth directive properties of 3D hydrogel scaffolds
Adina Badea, Joselle McCracken, Ralph Nuzzo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Please come see the posters at the POLY/PMSE award ceremony tonight if you would like to see the posters again or missed them on Tuesday.

Welcome to the 249th National ACS Conference Meeting

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM
The Spring 2015 national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be held in Denver, Colorado from Sunday, March 22nd to Thursday, March 26th. The theme of the Denver ACS national meeting will be Chemistry and Natural Resources.  PMSE sessions are mostly held in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, but some sessionss are located at other sites during this confere.

You can find the message from our chair here.

PMSE sponsored symposia for this conference include three award symposia:
  • ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science Symposium in Honor of Geoffrey Coates
  • PMSE Cooperative Research Award Symposium in Honor of Andy Tsou and Benjamin Hsiao
  • Well-Defined Polymers: From Design to Applications – ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry Symposium in Honor of Nikos Hadjichristidis

Additional PMSE-sponsored symposia of note are: 

  • Advances in X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques for Elucidating Polymer Morphology
  • Drug Delivery and Drug Device Combination Products
  • Design Principles of Functional Macromolecular Materials
  • General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.
  • Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Devices and Applications
  • Nanoscale Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization of Polymers
  • Nanostructured Porous Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Polymer Modeling: Structure, Dynamics, and Function
  • Stimulus-Responsive Assemblies and Materials


Tess Award Winner Announced

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Dr. Jamil Baghdachi of Eastern Michigan University (EMU), College of Technology, Department of Polymers and Coatings will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2015. The announcement was made by the Officers and the Award Committee of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society.



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