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2018 Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

The entire ACS PMSE Division is extraordinarily pleased to award David Schiraldi its 2018 Distinguished Service Award, for his distinguished service, outstanding leadership and many contributions to the division.

Fall 2017 PMSE Best Poster Award

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 6:45 PM

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2017 ACS Washington DC National Meeting. They are: 

PMSE 342: Fluorinated non-planer precursors for enhanced structural arrangement in two-dimensional (2D) azine-linked covalent organic frameworks. Sampath B. Alahakoon, G.T. McCandless, A. Karunathilake, C. Thompson, R. Smaldone, University of Texas at Dallas, United States

PMSE 397: Development of phosphate-presenting citrate-based polymer for orthopaedic applications. Qiyao Li, Jinshan Guo and Jian Yang, Pennsylvania State University, United States

PMSE 465: Shrink-wrapped encapsulation of proteins and triggered traceless release through reactive self-assembly approach. Kingshuk Dutta, D. Hu, B. Zhao, A. Ribbe, J. Zhuang, S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

2017 Henkel Award Winner Announced

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 12:45 AM

The winner of the 2017 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry is John W. Colson. He earned the Ph.D. in 2015 at Cornell University with Prof. William Dichtel for preparation of two-dimensional covalent organic framework polymers interfaced with single layer graphene and application of the polymers with graphene sheets as materials for optoelectronic devices. After postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago with Profs. Matthew Tirrell and Paul Nealey, Dr. Colson now works at ClostraBio, Inc., Chicago, IL.

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2017 PMSE Best Poster Award

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 8:20 PM

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2017 ACS San Francisco National Meeting. They are:

PMSE 385: Structural Characterization of Three-Helix Micelle Delivery Platform for Neurological Disease Treatment
Benson Jung, Joo Cuan Ang, and Ting Xu, UC Berkeley, United States

PMSE 419: Physical, thermal, electrochemical and fuel cell performance study of sulfonated poly(phenelyne)s /novel branched polysulfone-based polymer blends
Behrooz Motealleh, Timothy Largier, Fei Huang, and Chris Cornelius, University of Nebraska, United States

PMSE 515: Micellar thrombin-binding aptamers as reversible nanoscale anticoagulants
Alexander Roloff
, Andrea Carlini, and Nathan Gianneschi, UC San Diego, United States



2017 Tess Award Winner Announced

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:05 PM

Dr. Stuart Croll of the North Dakota State University, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2017. 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.

Eastman sponsoring award for best student research in Applied Polymer Science

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Eastman Chemical Company will sponsor an award for research excellence by a student in applied polymer science in partnership with the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE).

The 2017 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science will be awarded to the author of the best research paper presented at the ACS 2017 fall meeting in Washington D.C.

Graduate students, either currently in graduate school or not more than one year beyond graduation, are invited to submit entries. The submission should include an abstract and a preprint of up to two pages conforming to the former PMSE preprint format (supplied upon request).

Completed applications and preprints for the 2017 Eastman Chemical Student Award Competition must be submitted via e-mail by 11:59 PM Eastern Time March 20, 2017.

See the Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science page for more information. 


 

PMSE Fellows

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:15 PM

The PMSE Fellow Program was started in 2000 to honor PMSE Members for scientific and technological contributions to polymer material science and engineering. To date, 93 fellows have been inducted, with three new members for 2017.

The three new members for 2017 are:

Matthew Becker - University of Akron
“For outstanding contributions to the field of polymer organic chemistry and the development of novel polymeric materials for regenerative medicine”

Heather Maynard - California NanoSystems Institute
“For outstanding contributions to the synthesis of biohybrid polymeric materials and their applications in medicine and biotechnology”

Marek Urban - Clemson University
"For many advances in polymer science and technology, highlighted by innovations in self-healing and anti-microbial materials; for contributions to PMSE”

For more information, see the 2017 PMSE Fellows page.

Call for Nominations: Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 8:25 AM


2017 Call for Nominations

Chemistry of Materials
Lectureship and Best Paper Award

NOMINATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Sponsored by Chemistry of Materials, the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry,
and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering

Chemistry of Materials is delighted to invite nominations for its inaugural Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. This award will honor the authors of one article published in an issue of Chemistry of Materials in the year preceding the nomination deadline and will go to an article of outstanding influence in the field of materials chemistry as a whole. It will recognize the fact that research is a team endeavor and celebrate the importance of co-authors and their contributions.

A half-day symposium will honor the recipients each year and will feature two award presentations -- one each by two co-authors of the winning article -- as well as talks by several invited speakers. The symposium will be hosted alternately by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.

The inaugural lectureship will take place at the 2017 Fall ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 20-24, 2017, and will be hosted by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

The authors of the winning article will receive the following to share:

  • An award plaque
  • An honorarium of US$2,500
  • Travel and accommodations funding of up to a total of US$2,000 for up to two co-authors to attend the 2017 Fall ACS National Meeting and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry symposium in their honor

Eligibility:

  • The nominated article must have been published in an issue of Chemistry of Materials in the year preceding the nomination deadline.
  • The nominated article must be original and forward-looking, and describe groundbreaking research focused on one or more of the following areas: organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, solid-state materials, coordination chemistry, nanoscience.
  • The article's corresponding author (group leader/principal investigator) must be within the first 12 years of an independent research career.

If you have questions, please send them to ChemMater@acs.org.

To make a nomination, please complete the form at https://acspubs.formstack.com/forms/fall_lectureship_cm and attach the required documents by February 20, 2017.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Memorial Symposium in Honor of Les Sperling

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:10 AM

 

Memorial Symposium in Honor of Les Sperling
ACS Fall 2017 National Meeting
Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017

Call For Papers

Dr. Leslie Howard Sperling was internationally known for his work with polymer materials and mentored many students and post-docs during his tenure at Lehigh University. He was a prolific author, with over 250 publications, 7 patents, and 15 books. The books include both edited works based on PMSE and POLY symposia and authored books, such as his widely used textbook Introduction to Physical Polymer Science. He was a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, as well as a PMSE Fellow and PMSE Distinguished Service Award Winner. It is with sadness we note his passing, but with pride we celebrate his impact on and advancement of people and polymers.

In addition to invited talks honoring his contributions to polymer science, technical papers are solicited on interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) and polymer blends. Other topics of interest include the mechanical and morphological aspects of polymers, especially failure mechanisms and sound and vibrational damping.


Abstracts and Preprints Due: On-line submission by April 7, 2017

Instructions for Authors at: https://callforpapers.acs.org/dc2017/PMSE

Please contact the following organizers for inquiries and submissions:

Julie Jessop
University of Iowa
Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
4133 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Tel: 319-335-0681
Fax: 319-335-1415
julie-jessop@uiowa.edu

Ray Pearson
Lehigh University
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
5 East Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel: 610-758-3857
Fax: 610-758-4244
rp02@lehigh.edu

2016 Eastman Student Applied Award Winner Announced

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:05 AM

The PMSE Division is pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Mineart is the winner of the 2016 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. This Award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and administered by the PMSE Division, is given for the best paper presented at the Eastman Chemical Award Symposium as part of the PMSE program at the Fall 2016 National ACS Meeting in Philadelphia.


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