Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division

2017 PMSE Officers

Chair
Christopher L. Soles (NIST)

Chair-Elect
Melissa A. Grunlan (Texas A&M University)

Vice-Chair, Program Chair 
Matthew L. Becker (University of Akron)

Treasurer
Timothy J. Bunning (Air Force Research Laboratory)

Secretary
Eva Harth (Vanderbilt University)

Past Chair
Qinghuang Lin (IBM)

2017 Executive Committee Listing

Administrative Assistant
Eileen Ernst

Councilors
2016-2018
A. Jay Dias (Exxon Mobil Chemical Company)
  Committee on Corporation Associates (CA)
  Committee on Chemistry & Public Affairs (CCPA)

2015-2017
Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)
  Committee on Division Activities
  Technical Programming and Collaboration Subcommittee

2016-2018
Julie L.P. Jessop (University of Iowa)
  Membership Affairs Committee (MAC)
  Categories & Dues Subcommittee (C&D)    

2017-2019: Benny D. Freeman (University of Texas at Austin) 

Alternate Councilors
2015-2017
Charles E. Carraher (Florida Atlantic University)

2015-2017
John W. Gilmer (King University)

2016-2018
Michael Jaffe (N.J. Institute of Technology)

2017-2019
Theodore Provder (Polymer & Coatings Consultants, LLC)                   
 
Members-at-Large

2016-2017
Lisa S. Baugh (ExxonMobil)
Timothy J. Bunning (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Kevin Cavicchi (University of Akron)
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (Texas A&M University)
Chris Ellison (University of Texas at Austin)
Jaime Grunlan (Texas A&M University)
LaShanda Korley (Case Western Reserve University)
Angel Romo-Uribe (Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

2017-2018
Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University)
Nichole Zacharia (University of Akron)
Ryan Hayward (University of Massachusetts)
Shu Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
Jason Benkoski (John Hopkins University)
Michael S. Silverstein (Technion) 

Liaisons and Secretariats
Liaison to the Biomaterials Society CHAIR
Erin La`vik (Case Western Reserve University)

Macromolecular (MACR) Secretariat
Javid Rzayev (University of Buffalo)

Biotechnology (BTEC) Secretariat
Jamil Baghdachi (Eastern Michigan University

 

2017 Committees and Volunteers

Awards and Fellowship Selection Committees

Cooperative Research Award
CHAIR – Sadhan Jana (University of Akron)

Distinguished Service Award
CHAIR - TBD
Benny D. Freeman (University of Texas at Austin)
Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

Doolittle Award
CHAIR - Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (Texas A&M University)
CO-CHAIR - Nicole Zacharia (The University of Akron)

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
CHAIR - John W. Gilmer (King University)
CO-CHAIR - Jason Jenkins (Eastman Chemical Company)
Thomas D. Hahn (Roche Diabetes Care Inc.)

PMSE Grad. Student Research Award
CHAIR - Rajeswari M. Kasi (University of Connecticut)

Roy W. Tess Award
CHAIR - Theodore Provder (Polymer & Coatings Consultants, LLC)

PMSE Fellowship Selection 
CHAIR – Keyur Desai (Kimberly-Clark Corporation)
CO-CHAIR - Eric Lin (NIST)

ACS Fellowship Selection
CHAIR - Meisha Shofner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
CO-CHAIR - Daniel Savin (University of Florida)

By-laws
Graham Swift
 
Finance & Investment
CHAIR - David Chung
Matthew L. Becker (The University of Akron)
E. Bryan Coughlin (University of Massachusetts)
Todd Emrick (University of Massachusetts)
Theodore Provder (Polymer & Coatings Consultants, LLC)

Long-Range Planning
CHAIR: Sergio Granados-Focil (Clark University) [past chair]
Michael Jaffe (N.J. Institute of Technology)
David Martin (University of Delaware)
Paul L. Valint, Jr. (University of Buffalo)
Ronald N. DeMartino

Membership
CO-CHAIR – Cher Davis (NIST)
CO-CHAIR - Zhiqun Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology)
 
Newsletter
CHAIR - Arjun Raghuraman (Dow)

Symposium Funding
CHAIR – A. Jay Dias (ExxonMobil)  
 
Technical Program
CO-CHAIR – Chad R. Snyder (NIST)
CO-CHAIR – Alex Norman (ExxonMobil)
CO-CHAIR - Xinqiao Jia (University of Delaware)
CO-CHAIR - Bradley Olsen (MIT)
 
POLYED
CO-CHAIR – Charles E. Carraher (Florida Atlantic Univ.)

POLYED National Information Center
CO-CHAIR - John P. Droske (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point)

POLYED Precollege Directorate
CO-CHAIR - David A. Cocuzzi (Akzo Nobel Coatings)

POLYED Nomenclature
James W. Taylor (BASF, The Chemical Company)  
 
PMSE Rep. to IPEC
CO-CHAIR – Daniel Savin (University of Florida)
CO-CHAIR – Charles E. Carraher (Florida Atlantic University)
 
PMSE/POLY Student Chapters 
CHAIR – Daniel Savin (University of Florida)

Publications
CHAIR - Lisa S. Baugh (ExxonMobil)
CO-CHAIR – Huaxing (Daniel) Zhou (ExxonMobil)  
 
Webmaster
CHAIR - Peter Johnson (SABIC Innovative Plastics)

PMSE Volunteers

William Dichtel (Cornell University)
Robert B. (Barney) Grubbs (Stony Brook University)
Victoria Gelling (Valspar Corp.)
Michael A. Hickner (The Pennsylvania State University)
David J. Lohse
David Martin (University of Delaware)
Abhimanyu Patil (ExxonMobil)
Anjali Patil (Chanel, Inc.)
Chris Stafford (NIST)
Prameela Susarla (The Dow Chemical Company)
S. Richard Turner (Virginia Tech)
Marek Urban (Clemson)  

DIRECTORY (in alphabetical order):

B

 

Jamil Baghdachi
37434 East Meadowhill Drive
Northville, MI  48167
WORK: (734) 487-3192
FAX: (734) 487-2680
HOME: (248) 474-9447
CELL: (248) 212-8577
jbaghdach@...

Lisa S. Baugh
ExxonMobil
Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories
Route 22 East
Annandale, NJ  08801
WORK: (908) 335-2240
FAX: (908) 335-2536
lisa.s.baugh@...

Matthew L. Becker
The University of Akron
Dept. of Polymer Science
170 University Avenue
Akron, OH  44325-3909
WORK: (330) 972-2834
FAX: (330) 972-5290
becker@...

Jason Benkoski
The Johns Hopkins University
   Applied Phuysica Laboratory
11000 Johns Hopkins Road
MS 21-N109
Laurel, MD  20723
WORK: 443-778-5140
CELL:  410-926-2706
jason.benkoski@...

Timothy J. Bunning
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory
AFRL/RX
WPAFB, OH  45433
WORK: (937) 255-6825
CELL: (937) 572-3176
timothy.bunning@...

 

C

Charles E. Carraher
Florida Atlantic University
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431
WORK: (561) 297-2107
FAX: (561) 297-2759
HOME: (954) 755-2768
carraher@...; carrahercm@...

Kevin Cavicchi
University of Akron
250 South Forge Street
Akron, OH  44325-0029
WORK: (330) 972-8368
kac58@...

Peggy Cebe
Tufts University
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Science and Technology Center
4 Colby Street, Room 208
Medford, MA  02155
WORK: (617) 627-3365
FAX: (617) 627-3744
peggy.cebe@...

David Chung
8802 Croes Drive
Houston, TX  77055-4711
HOME: (713) 463-5846
dycx99@...

David A. Cocuzzi
Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.
P.O. Box 489
Columbus, OH  43216-0489
WORK: (614) 298-1832
FAX: (614) 421-4360
dcocuzzi@...

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez
Texas A & M University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
5033 Emerging Technologies Building
3120 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-3120
WORK: (979) 845-1711
cosgriff.hernandez@...

E. Bryan Coughlin
University of Massachusetts
Dept. of Polymer Science & Eng.
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA  01003-4530
WORK: (413) 577-1616
FAX: (413) 545-0082
coughlin@...

 

D

Cher Davis
NIST
100 Bureau Drive, MS 8390
Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8390
WORK: (301) 975-8541
cher.davis@...

Ronald N. DeMartino
11 Mandeville Drive
Wayne, NJ  07470
WORK: (973) 696-8839
HOME: (973) 696-8839
FAX: (973) 696-8839
rndemartino@...

Keyur Desai
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Corporate Research and Engineering
2100 Winchester Road
Neenah, WI  54956
WORK: (920) 721-7217
FAX: (920) 225-3579
keyur.desai@...

A. Jay Dias
ExxonMobil
Baytown Polymer Center
5200 Bayway Drive
Baytown, TX  77520-5200
WORK: (281) 834-5199
FAX: (281) 834-2678
jay.dias@...

William Dichtel
Cornell University
Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Ithaca, New York  14853
WORK: (607) 254-2356
CELL: (510) 682-6656
wrd33@...

John P. Droske
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Department of Chemistry
Stevens Point, WI  54481
WORK: (715) 346-3771
FAX: (715) 346-2640
jdroske@...

 

E

Chris Ellison
University of Minnesota
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
421 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0132
WORK: 612-626-9834
cellison@...

Todd Emrick
Dept. of Polymer Science & Eng.
University of Massachusetts
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA  01003
WORK: (413) 577-1613
FAX: (413) 545-0082
tsemrick@...

Eileen Ernst
20 Lawton Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
CELL: (908) 759-9446
HOME: (908) 429-1712
eernst61@...

 

F

Benny D. Freeman
University of Texas at Austin
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
10100 Burnet Road, Building 133
Austin, Texas  78758
WORK: (512) 232-2803
FAX: (512) 232-2807
freeman@...

 

G

Victoria Gelling
v.j.gelling@...

John W. Gilmer
King University
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN  37620
WORK: (423) 341-3223
FAX: (423) 652-4833
jwgilmer@...

Sergio Granados-Focil
Clark University
Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA  01610
WORK: (508) 793-7375
CELL: (413) 559-7906
sgranadosfocil@...

Robert B. (Barney) Grubbs
Stony Brook University
Dept. of Chemistry
Stony Brook, NY  11764-3400
WORK: (631) 632-7911
FAX: (631) 632-7960
robert.grubbs@...

Jaime C. Grunlan
Texas A&M University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
3123 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-312
WORK: (979) 845-3027
FAX: (979) 862-3989
jgrunlan@...

Melissa Grunlan
Texas A&M University
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
5030 Emerging Technologies Building
3120 TAM
College Station, TX  77843-3120
WORK: (979) 845-2406
FAX: (979) 845-4450
mgrunlan@...

 

H

Thomas D. Hahn
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
9115 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN  46250-0457
WORK:  (317) 521-1918
tom.hahn@...

Eva Harth
Vanderbilt University
Dept. of Chemistry
7619 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235
WORK: (651) 343-3405
eva.m.harth@...

Ryan Hayward
University of Massachusetts
Department of Polymer Science & Eng.
Amherst, MA  01003
WORK: (413) 577-1317
FAX: (413) 545-0082
rhayward@...

Michael A. Hickner
The Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
310 Steidle Building
University Park, PA  16802
WORK: (814) 867-1847
CELL: (814) 933-2204
FAX: (804) 865-2917
hickner@...

 

J

Frieder Jaekle
Rutgers University
Dept. of Chemistry
73 Warran Street
Newark, NJ  07102
PHONE: (973) 353-5064
FAX: (973) 353-1264
fjaekle@...

Michael Jaffe
N.J. Institute of Technology
Medical Device Concept Laboratory
111 Lock Street
Newark, NJ  07103
WORK: (973) 596-6497
FAX: (973) 802-1545
HOME: (973) 761-1184
jaffe@...

Sadhan Jana
The University of Akron
Dept. of Polymer Engineering
250 South Forge Street
Akron, OH  44325-0301
WORK: (330) 972-8293
FAX: (330) 972-3406
janas@...

Jason Jenkins
Eastman Chemical Company
PO Box 431
Kingsport, TN  37662
WORK:  (423) 229-5024
jjenkins@...

Julie L. P. Jessop
University of Iowa
Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Eng.
4133 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA  52242-1527
WORK: (319) 335-0681
FAX: (319) 335-1415
julie-jessop@...

Xinqiao Jia
Dept. of Materials Science & Eng.
University of Delaware
201 DuPont Hall
Newark, DE  19716
WORK: (302) 831-6553
xjia@...

Peter Johnson
SABIC Innovative Plastics
1 Lexan Lane, Building 47
Mt. Vernon, IN  47620
WORK: (812) 831-7762
peter.johnson@...

Frank N. Jones
Coatings Consulting Services, LLC
8286 Quail Meadow Way
West Palm Beach, FL  33412-1515
WORK: (561) 775-7418
frankjones@...

 

K

Rajeswari M. Kasi
University of Connecticut
Institute of Materials Science,
Dept. of Chemistry
97 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT  06269
WORK: (860) 486-4713
FAX: (960) 486-4745
kasi@...

LaShanda Korley
Case Western Reserve University
Macromolecular Sci. and Eng. Dept.
2100 Adelbert Road
Kent Hale Smith Building, Room 522
Cleveland, OH  44106-7202
WORK: (261) 368-1421
FAX: (261) 368-4202
Ltk13@...


L

Erin Lavik
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Wickenden 309
Cleveland, OH  44106
WORK: (216) 368-0400
erin.lavik@...

Eric K. Lin
NIST
Materials Sci. & Eng. Division
Materials Measurement Laboratory
100 Bureau Drive, MS 8540
Gaithersburg, MD  20899
WORK: (301) 975-6743
FAX: (301) 975-4252
eric.lin@...

Qinghuang Lin
IBM T. J. Watson Research Ctr.
Route 134, MS 36-209
Yorktown Heights, NY  10598
WORK: (914) 945-2366
FAX: (914) 945-2141
qhlin@...

Zhiqun Lin
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Materials Sci. & Eng.
771 Ferst Drive, N.W.
3100K, Molecular Science & Eng.  Bldg.
Atlanta, GA  30332-0245
WORK: (404) 385-4404
FAX: (404) 385-3734
zhiqun.lin@...

David J. Lohse
300 East 71st Street
Apartment 7M
New York, NY  10021
CELL: (908) 432-4711
davidjlohse@...

Jodie Lutkenhaus
Texas A & M University
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
3122 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-3122
WORK: (979) 845-2682
jodie.lutkenhaus@...

 

M

David Martin
University of Delaware
Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng.
201C Dupont Hall
Newark, DE 19716
WORK: (302) 831-2062
CELL: (734) 276-0409
FAX: (508) 256-8352
milty@...

 

N

Alex Norman
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
5200 Bayway Drive
Baytown, Texas  77520
WORK: (281) 834-5151
CELL: (832) 920-4920
FAX: (281) 834-2371
alexander.norman@... 

 

O

Christopher K. Ober
Cornell University
Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng.
310 Bard Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853-1501
WORK: (607) 255-8417
CELL: (607) 227-8047
FAX: (607) 255-2365
cko3@...

Bradley Olsen
MIT
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02139
WORK: (617) 715-4548
bdolsen@...

 

P

Abhimanyu Patil
ExxonMobil
Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories
Route 22 East
Annandale, NJ  08801
WORK: (908) 730-2639
WORK: (301) 975-8087
FAX: (908) 730-2536
abhimanyu.o.patil@...

Anjali Patil
Chanel, Inc.
876 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, NJ  08855
WORK: (732) 980-2131
anjali.patil@...

Darrin J. Pochan
University of Delaware
Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng.
201 DuPont Hall
Newark, DE  19716
WORK: (302) 831-3569
FAX: (302) 831-4545
pochan@...

Theodore Provder
Polymer and Coatings Consultants, LLC
5645A Emerald Ridge Parkway
Solon, Ohio  44139
HOME: (440) 914-0611
CELL: (440) 610-4809
tprovder@...

 

R

Javid Rzayev
University at Buffalo,
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Dept. of Chemistry        
826 Natural Sciences Complex
Buffalo, NY  14260-3000
WORK: (716) 645-6800 x2237
FAX: (716) 645-6963
jrzayev@...

Arjun Raghuraman
Dow
2301 N. Brazosport Blvd
B-1608
Freeport TX 77541
WORK: (979) 238-9774 
FAX: (979) 238-2347
ARaghuraman@...

Angel Romo-Uribe
Advanced Science and Technologies
Johnson & Johnson 
Jacksonville FL 32256
WORK: (904) 443-3500 x 2714
aromouribe@...

 

S

Daniel Savin
University of Florida
Dept. of Chemistry
P.O. Box 117200
Gainesville, FL  32611-7200
WORK: (352) 392-9150
FAX: (352) 392-9741
savin@...

Donald N. Schulz
ExxonMobil
Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories
Route 22 East
Annandale, NJ  08801
WORK: (908) 730-2526
FAX: (908) 730-2536
CELL: (908) 884-9928
donald.n.shulz@...

Meisha Shofner
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Materials Sci. & Eng.
801 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA  30332-0295
WORK: (404) 385-7216
meisha.shofner@...

Michael S. Silverstein
Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng.
Technion – Israel Institute of Tech.
Haifa, 3200003, Israel
WORK: +(972) 4-829-4582
FAX:+ (972) 77-887-1797
michaels@...

Chad R. Snyder
NIST
Mats. Sci. & Eng. Division
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8541
Building 224, Room B308
Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8541
WORK:  (301) 975-4526
FAX: (301) 975-4252
chad.snyder@...

Christopher L. Soles
NIST
Material Sci. & Eng. Division,
Materials Measurement Laboratory
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8541
csoles@...   

Christopher M. Stafford
NIST
Material Sci. & Eng. Division,
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8542
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20899
PHONE: (301) 975-4368
chris.stafford@...

Prameela Susarla
The Dow Chemical Company
2301 North Brazosport Blvd, B1608
Freeport, TX  77541
WORK: (979) 238-5764
psusarla@...

Graham Swift
10378 East Church
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
WORK: (919) 960-0832
grahamgswift@...

 

T

James W. Taylor
BASF
1609 Biddle Avenue, Drop Zone #3
Wyandotte, MI  48192
WORK: (734) 324-6041
FAX: (734) 324-6299
CELL: (734) 239-0036
james.w.taylor@..

S. Richard Turner
Director, Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute
2 Davidson Hall (0201)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061
WORK: (540) 231-4552
srturner@..

 

U

Marek W. Urban
Clemson University
Dept.  of Materials Sci. & Eng.
299 Sirrine Hall
Clemson, SC  29634-0971
WORK: (864) 656-0549; (864) 656-1155
FAX: (864) 656-1099
mareku@...

 

V

Paul L. Valint, Jr.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Dept. of Chemistry
NSM Complex
Buffalo, NY  14260
WORK: (585) 248-9303
CELL: (585) 314-6338
plvjr@...

 

W

Dean Webster
North Dakota State University
Dept. of Coatings & Polymeric Materials
P.O. Box 6050
Department 2760
Fargo, ND  58108
WORK: (701) 231-8709
FAX: (701) 231-8439
dean.webster@...

 

Y

Shu Yang
University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng.
3231 Walnut Street
203 LRSM
Philadelphia, PA  19104
WORK: (215) 898-9645
FAX: (215) 573-2128
CELL: (908) 295-2329
shuyang@...

 

Z

Nicole Zacharia
The University of Akron
College of Polymer Sci. & Eng.
250 South Forge Street
Akron, OH  44325
WORK: (330) 972-8248
CELL: (617) 792-0648
nzacharia@...

Huaxing (Daniel) Zhou
ExxonMobil Research & Eng. Laboratory
Corporate Strategic Research
LB 137, Route 22 East
Annandale, NJ  08801
WORK:  (908) 335-2910
huaxing.zhou@... 

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