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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 [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.

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
[email protected]

Ray Pearson
Lehigh University
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
5 East Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel: 610-758-3857
Fax: 610-758-4244
[email protected]

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.

POLY/PMSE student chapter reports

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

Click here to download the 2016 Student Chapter Report Form 

Click here to download the 2016 Student Chapter Roster Spreadsheet

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.

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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. 

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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 [email protected] or [email protected] before January 19th, 2017.


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