Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division
Celebrating 90 Years


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Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Fluoropolymers are enabling materials that find applications in critical technologies from energy conversion, to microelectronics and photonics, to extreme environment applications to biomaterials. Traditional fluoropolymer technology is nearly 75 years old and it maintains a growth rate above the US GNP. In addition to perfluoropolymers, partially fluorinated polymers will continue to impact a wide range of technologies as better control of their unique optical, electronic, processing, extreme environment stability, and surface properties is achieved. This will be the 8th biannual FLUOROPOLYMER conference hosted by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. FLUOROPOLYMER 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 were tremendous successes with a sell-out attendance. For the first time, this will be a Gordon-style event. Poster submissions are highly encouraged!

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POLY/PMSE Student Reception Sponsored by PMSE

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

PMSE is sponsoring the POLY/PMSE Student Reception at the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Fransisco.

2014 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success Winners Announced

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Ben W. Maynor, Joseph M. DeSimone, and Jason P. Rolland, winners of the 2014 Kathryn C. Hach award for Entrepreneurial Success, are recognized for their work in commercializing PRINT nanoparticle technology by founding and developing Liquidia technologies. Liquidia uses PRINT nanotechnology to specifically tailor nanoparticles to address several different areas in medicine including vaccines and inhaled drugs.

2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Congratulations to Dr. Felix Kim who was awarded the 2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

The 2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry will be presented to Dr. Felix S. Kim at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco August 10-14. Dr. Kim completed the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2012 at the University of Washington with Prof. Samson Jenekhe. His Ph.D. research on the charge transport properties of polymer semiconductors and polymer-based thin film transistors has resulted in more than 30 articles in leading journals. He is now a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. The award will be presented during a symposium in honor of Dr. Kim in the Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering.

2014 Doolittle Award Winner Announced

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Fei Huang from Duke University was awarded the Doolittle Award for the paper “Development of New Polymer Donor and Interfacial Materials for the Interface Engineering of High Performance Polymer Solar Cells”. The Arthur K. Doolittle Award is given to the author(s) of an outstanding paper presented before the Division at each national meeting of the ACS.

2014 Journal of Polymer Science Award Winner Announced

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

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 2014 is Brent Sumerlin.

ACS Team Innovation Award

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Roice Wille, John Stuligross, Kurt Wood, and Kevin Hanrahan (pictured from left to right), winners of the 2014 American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award, are recognized for their work leading to the introduction of Kynar Aquatec® emulsion resins, a new polymer platform for highly weatherable waterborne coatings.

Polymer Science Conference Lists

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 4:25 PM

A focus of the PMSE Division has been to develop avenues for the exchange of technical information and fosters interactions in materials science and engineering for the global chemistry community. With this goal in mind, PMSE has developed a database of polymeric science conferences from around the world.


This list can be found here, or through in the Meetings sub-menu under Other Conferences. Titles, date, location, and web links are provided for all meetings. On that page, links are provided to Google Docs and Online Office versions, submission deadlines are posted when available. The list was recently updated beyond an America-based focus to include all conferences from around the world.


Any organization which promotes the sharing of knowledge in the science or engineering of polymer materials is welcome to add additional conferences. Please send new conferences or any corrections to acspmse@outlook.com. Conference listings will be updated near the 15th of each month.

San Francisco ACS Update

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

For the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, PMSE smyposia will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Please visit the ACS website for the full technical program.  PMSE would like to thank the sponsors of symposia for their generous support for helping making this conference a success.

  • ACS Corporation Associates
  • ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules
  • Army Research Office
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
  • IBM Almaden Research Center
  • IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry/Chemical Communications (ChemComm)
  • Tulane University
  • University of Miami

PMSE ACS San Francisco Details

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Thanks to everyone who submitted for a wonderful PMSE sesion in San Francisco.

There will be 17 symposia with 57 sessions, making a total of 732 submissions overall.

Symposia List

  • Advanced Materials Synthesis and Assembly Toward Technology Challenges
  • Advances in Polymer Science and Engineering:  The 4th Joint Symposium Between ACS-PMSE and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-Polymer Division (PD)
  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry
  • Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
  • Frontiers in Computational Methods for Polymeric Materials
  • Functional Fluids:  Synthesis, Structure and Properties
  • Functional Supramolecular Polymers
  • General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials
  • Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session
  • Journal of Polymer Science Award: Symposium in Honor of Brent Sumerlin
  • Kathryn C. Hach Award of Entrepreneurial Success:  Symposium in Honor of Joseph M. DeSimone, Benjamin W. Maynor and Jason P. Rolland
  • National Fresenius Award:  Symposium in Honor of William R. Dichtel
  • Polymer Hybrids and Alloys for Coatings and Films:  ACS Award for Team Innovation Symposium in Honor of Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Kevin Hanrahan, John Stuligross, Roice Willie and Kurt Wood
  • Porous Polymers
  • Roy W. Tess Award:  Symposium in Honor of James V. Crivello
  • Self-Healing and Shape Memory Materials
  • Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular, Macromolecular and Nanostructured Systems and Biopolymer-driven Organization of Nanostructures

Locations of symposia and further information will be posted in June.



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