|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 September 12, 2016 at 9:15 PM|
|Posted on September 6, 2016 at 8:05 AM|
The 2016 IUPAC International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Material is being held in Jeju, Korea on Oct 4-7. The conference is also an international event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea.
For more information, please visit http://www.psk40.org/
|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.
|Posted on July 17, 2015 at 6:55 AM|
The Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering is proud to announce that Dr. William Dichtel will be presenting the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture on Monday, August 17, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Boston ACS Meeting. His talk is entitled, “The Spectacular Properties of Porous Polymers,” and a brief summary of his lecture can be found at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/fall-2015/program-overview/kavli-lecture-series.html
William Dichtel is an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University. He received his BS In Chemistry from MIT and his PhD from UC-Berkeley under the mentorship of Jean M. J. Fréchet. Before moving to Cornell he was a postdoctoral researcher working jointly in the groups of Fraser Stoddart (then at UCLA) and Jim Heath (Caltech). Dichtel has made seminal contributions to the development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) over the past decade. Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are porous polymers with periodic bonding in two or three dimensions. They are unique materials because of their low density, permanent porosity, and the predictability of their monomers organization. Dichtel developed a simple and general method to grow COFs as thin films on conductive substrates by using single-layer graphene as a template. His group also reported the first redox-¬-active 2D polymer, which stores electrical charge rapidly and reversibly. These and related materials have also shown promise for catalysis, sensing, and water purification applications.
|Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 PM|
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|Posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:50 PM|
Four posters were honored as PMSE Poster Award winners on Tuesday during the PMSE Poster Session at the Colorado Convention Center. Congratulations to all awards winners and finalists.
Interfacial profile control in cross-linkable block copolymers for improved pattern transfer
Garrett Chado, Chunlin He, Mark Stoykovich
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
pH-responsive polymeric microspheres for micronutrients fortification of salt
Xian Xu, Yingying Zeng, Evan Rosenberg, Robert Langer, Ana Jaklenec
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4D printing for spatially and temporally dynamic bioscaffolds
Joselle McCracken, Ralph Nuzzo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Design, surface modification, and evaluation of cell-growth directive properties of 3D hydrogel scaffolds
Adina Badea, Joselle McCracken, Ralph Nuzzo
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Please come see the posters at the POLY/PMSE award ceremony tonight if you would like to see the posters again or missed them on Tuesday.
|Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM|
Additional PMSE-sponsored symposia of note are:
|Posted on March 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM|
The Call for Papers for the Fall 2015 ACS national meeting has been extended to March 25th, 2015. The 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be held August 16 - 20, 2015 in Boston, MA. A list of PMSE symposia can be found both on the abstract submission site https://maps.acs.org" target="_blank">(MAPS) and at the Boston 2015 page. The Boston 2015 page has more detailed descriptions of PMSE-sponsored symposia.
PMSE symposia submissions do not require preprints, but are optional for presenters.
|Posted on January 25, 2015 at 8:55 PM|
The Call for Papers for the Fall 2015 ACS national meeting has been issued. The 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be held August 16 - 20, 2015 in Boston, MA. ACS’s online Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) is now open for Fall 2015 ACS National Meeting abstracts.
A list of PMSE symposia can be found both on the MAPS site and at the Boston 2015 page. The Boston 2015 page has more detailed descriptions of PMSE-sponsored symposia.
The deadline for PMSE submissions is March 16th, 2015.