|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.
|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
|Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:05 PM|
|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.
|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.
|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:
If you have questions, please send them to [email protected]
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.
|Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:10 AM|
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.
Instructions for Authors at: https://callforpapers.acs.org/dc2017/PMSE
Please contact the following organizers for inquiries and submissions:
University of Iowa
Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
4133 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
5 East Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
|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.
|Posted on December 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM|
Hello ACS POLY/PMSE student chapters -
As we approach the end of 2016, it's time to pull together yearly progress reports for POLY/PMSE student chapters. Please let us know what great things you've been doing in the name of polymer science! You can include efforts such as member education, community outreach, career development, social activities, and any other activities you want to share, including your plans for 2017.
The submission form and roster spreadsheet are attached. Please email these completed documents to [email protected] by February 6th, 2017. PMSE and POLY will provide some financial support to student chapters based on your current membership - so please let us know who is in your chapter.
Chapter reports will be read and evaluated by a panel of non-academic scientists. The award for Outstanding Chapter of the Year will be presented at the Spring 2017 ACS meeting in San Francisco.
Finally, if your chapter members are ACS members, but not part of POLY/PMSE, we will enroll them with their permission and waive their first year of division dues. Please check the column in the spreadsheet to enroll!
Thank you and we look forward to reading about your student chapters!
-The POLY/PMSE Student Chapter Committee
|Posted on December 11, 2016 at 4:55 PM|
The 2017 Award for Cooperative Research in Polymer Science and Engineering from American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering is given to Dr. Edmund Elce and Dr. Paul A. Kohl. The collaboration between the Kohl Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Promerus team lead to the development and commercialization of the polynorbornene-based Avatrel® polymer compositions and Unity® Sacrificial Materials.