Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division

Home

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.

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.

2017 ACS PMSE Cooperative Research Award in Applied Polymer Science Award Winners

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.

[Read More]

2017 Applied Award Winner

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Zhenan Bao is the winner of the 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science.

Bao is a K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Material Science and Engineering. 

[Read More]

Sixth Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award - call for nominations

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 4:10 PM

The Journal of Polymer Science is proud to announce the call for nominations for the sixth year of its international award. The Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award recognizes significant research innovation and achievement in a polymer scientist under 40. The award consists of a symposium in association with the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the ACS and a dinner in recognition of the recipient at the ACS Fall meeting, a $5000 prize, and travel expenses of up to $1000 to the ACS Fall meeting for the award year. Nominations for the prize should consist of a one-page document from the nominator in support of the nominee, explaining why the innovative nature of their research deserves recognition, and an up-to-date resume from the nominee. Please send nominations to jpschem@wiley.com or jpsphys@wiley.com before January 19th, 2017.

2018 PMSE Cooperative Research Award

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 3:10 PM

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.  Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted until August 15, 2017.  Find more information here

2017 Distinguished Award Winner Announced

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Congratulations to Charles E. Carraher, who was recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

2016 Eastman Chemical Student Award Competition for Best Polymer Ph.D

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:45 AM

The PMSE division is excited to be conducting the final competition for the 2016 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. In this technical session, at the fall 2016 national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia (Tuesday, August 23, 1:30 - 4:50pm, Independence Ballroom B, Sheraton Downtown), each finalist will deliver a technical presentation on their doctoral research. This award was initiated by the PMSE division in 1985 to honor the best paper and presentation by a student at or near the completion of their Ph.D. in a polymer related field. This prestigious award has been sponsored by the Sherwin Williams Company (1985-96), ICI (1997-2008 ), AkzoNobel (2009-2013), and the Eastman Chemical Company (since 2014).

The following applicants have been selected as this year’s finalists:


In the final competition, the awardee will be selected based on the quality of his/her oral presentation. A special thanks to the Ph. D. advisors for each of these contestants and to all those who assisted in the selection of the 2016 finalists. The winner of this award, selected by the judges following the final competition, will be announced following the conclusion of the national meeting.

The PMSE division greatly appreciates Eastman’s sponsorship and involvement in the management of this prestigious award. A special thanks to Jason Jenkins, who serves as rotating chair of the award committee and key technical representative at the Eastman Chemical Company.

Call for Nominations: Cooperative Research Award

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM

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.  

Nominations for the 2017 award will be accepted until August 15, 2016.  Visit the award page for more information.  


Join PMSE

Become part of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineerin today!

Membership forms are available in PDF or Word formats with instructions inside on completing your membership.

ACS Webinars

ACS webinars -- a free webinar series with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on relevant professional issues.

PMSE on Twitter

Send to a friend

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events