Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division

Future Programming

Program Chairs: 

Alex Norman

ExxonMobil Chemical Company
5200 Bayway Drive
Baytown, Texas  77520
WORK: (281) 834-5151
CELL: (832) 920-4920
FAX: (281) 834-2371
alexander.norman@...

Brad Olsen

Dept. of Chemical Engineering
MI
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617- 715-4548
e-mail

Xinqiao Jia

Dept.of Materials Science & Engineering
201 DuPont Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware  19716
302-831-6553
e-mail

Chad R. Snyder

Materials Science & Engineering Division
National Institute of Standards & Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8541
Building 224, Room B308
Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8541
301-975-4526|
chad.snyder@...

New Orleans, Louisiana (Spring 2018)

March 18-22, 2018
NEXUS OF FOOD, ENERGY AND WATER

ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science:  Symposium in Honor of Paula Therese Hammond. Co-Sponsored with POLY and WCC; PMSE is Primary.  LaShanda Korley, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, 2100 Adelbert Road, Kent Hale Smith Building, Room 522, Cleveland, OH  44106-7202, 261-368-1421, lashanda.korley@...; Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A & M University, Department of Chemical Engineering, 3122 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-3122, 979- 845-2682, jodie.lutkenhaus@...; Nicole Zacharia, The University of Akron, College of Polymer Science & Engineering, 250 South Forge Street, Akron, OH  44325, 330-972-8248, nzacharia@.... 

ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials:  Symposium in Honor of Elsa Reichmanis. Co-Sponsored with WCC; PMSE is Primary. Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, zbao@...; Ying Diao, University of Illinois, yingdiao@...; Gang Wang, Northwestern University, gangwang@.... 

ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry:  Symposium in Honor of C. Grant Willson.  CO-SPONSORED WITH POLY; PMSE IS PRIMARY. Marc Hillmyer, Department of Chemistry, The University of Minnesota, 421 Washington Avenue, S.E., Minneapolis, MN  55455-0132, 612-625-7834, hillmyer@...

Additive Manufacturing of Structures and Functional Devices: Materials, Methods, Models, and Testing Dan Berrigan, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2179 12th Street, Bldg 652 Room 122, WPAFB, OH 45433, (937) 255-1503, email: john.berrigan.1@..., Jennifer A. Lewis, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Pierce Hall 221, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 496-0233, email: jalewis@..., Chad R. Snyder, Materials Science and Engineering Division, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive MS 8541, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, (301) 975-4526, email: chad.snyder@.... 

Advances in Macromolecular Science and Engineering: Symposium in Honor of David Schiraldi.  Qinghuang Lin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Road, Route 134, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY  10598, 914-945-2366 qhlin@...; LaShanda Korley, Case Western Reserve University, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department, 2100 Adelbert Road, Kent Hale Smith Building, Room 519, Cleveland, OH  44106-7202, 216-368-1421, ltk13@...; Jon Pokorski, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department, 2100 Adelbert Road, Kent Hale Smith Building, Room 519, Cleveland, OH  44106-7202, 216-368-6373, jon.pokorski@.... 

Clay/Polymer Composites:  Nanoclays and Other Natural Nanoparticles. Yuri Lvov, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 318-257-5144, ylvov@...; Nicholas Kotov, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 734-763-8768, kotov@...; Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky, Materials Science Institute of Madrid, CSIC, Spain,   +34-913-349000, eduardo@...; Liqun Zhang, Center of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, +86-10-644-21186, zhanglq@...; Atsushi Takahara, Institute for  Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 81-92-802-2518, takahara@... 

Cooperative Research Award:  Symposium in Honor of D. Bruce Chase and John F. Rabolt.  Sadhan Jana, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, 250 South Forge Street, Akron, OH  44325-0301, 330-972-8293, janus@...; David C. Martin, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, milty@....

Cyclic and Topologically Complex Polymers.  CO-SPONSORD WITH POLY; PMSE IS PRIMARY.  Scott Grayson, Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, 6400 Freret St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1-504-862-8135, sgrayson@..., Yasuyuki Tezuka, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-S8-41 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo,152-8552, Japan, +81-3-5734-2498 ytezuka@.... 

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.  Matthew Becker, The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 170 University Avenue, Akron, OH  44325-3909, 330-972-2384, becker@....

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session. Matthew Becker, The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 170 University Avenue, Akron, OH  44325-3909, 330-972-2384, becker@.... 

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium.  CO-SPONOSRED WITH PROF; PROF IS PRIMARY.  James Nowick, Department of Chemistry, 4126 Natural Sciences 1, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA  92697-2025, 949-824-6091, jsnowick@...; Mike Morris, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA  92697-2025, 949-824-2771, morrisma@.... 

Nonlinear Dynamical Approaches to Synthesis of Polymeric Materials.  CO-SPONSORED WITH POLY; POLY IS PRIMARY. Alberto Mariani, University of Sassari, mariani@...; J. A. Pojman, Louisiana State University, john@...; Annette Taylor, University of Sheffield, a.f.taylor@....

PMSE-North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Joint Symposium on Surface Science of Membranes for Advanced Separations.  Benny D. Freeman, University of Texas Austin, freeman@...;  Dibakar Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky, db@...; Christopher Stafford, National Institute of Standards & Technology, chris.stafford@...; Isabel Escobar, Isabel.escobar@....

Polymers with Complex Architecture:  From Synthesis to Self-Assembly.  Myungeun Seo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), +82-42-350-1119, seomyungeun@...; Chang Y. Ryu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 518-276-2060, ryuc@...; Justin G. Kennemur, The Florida State University, 850-644-3875, kennemur@...; Gila Stein, The Uniersity of Tennessee at Knoxville, 865-974-6769, gstein4@.... 

Supramolecular Crosslink Dynamics and Polymer Materials Mechanics.  Niels Holten-Andersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Room 13-5018, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02137, holten@...; Eric Appel, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mail Code 4034, 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA  94305, eappel@.....

Symposium for Pan-American Polymer Science.  Bradley D. Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-558a, Cambridge, MA  02139, 617-715-4548, bdolsen@...; Catia Ornelas, Instituto de Quimica, Caixa Postal 6154, Campinas, SP, 13083-970 Sala A5-107, 55-19-3521-3066, catiaornelas@....

Synergy between Computation and Experiment in Accelerated Materials Discovery.  Victoria Piunova, IBM Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, California  95120, 408-927-2535, vapiunov@...; Seiji Takeda, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, NANOBIC 7-7 Shin-Kawasaki, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanaawa 212-0032, Japan, 81-50-3150-7234, seijikd@.... 

Third International Symposium on Polybenzoxazines:  Towards Diamond Jubilee of Benzoxazine Chemistry.  Hatsuo Ishida, Department of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH  44106-7217, hxi3@... Ian Hamerton, University of Bristol, Clifton BS8 1TR, United Kingdom, ian.hamerton@...; Pablo Froimowicz, University of Buenos Aires, Institute of Technology in Polymers and Nanotechnology, Buenos Aires, CP 1127AAAR, Argentina, pxf106@.... 

Boston, Massachusetts (Fall 2018)

August 19-23, 2018

Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship and Award Symposium.  Vincent M. Rotello, Departent of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 413-545-2058, rotello@...; Christopher G. England, c_england@...; Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, lavik-office@...; Bradley Smith, Unibersity of Notre Dame, smith-office@...; Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen, vahest-office@...; Gang Zheng, University of Toronto, zheng-office@.... 

Designing Polymers for Function in Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices.  (CO-SPONSORED WITH ENFL).  Brett Helms, The Molecular Foundry, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA  94720, 510-486-7729, bahelms@...;  Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 416-956-0285, deseferos@....

Dynamic Bonds for Structurally Precise Polymeric Materials.  Nagarjuna Gavvalapalli, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC  20057, 202-687-0693, ng554@...; Sankaran Thayumanavan, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherest, MA  01003-9305, 413-545-1313.

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science.  John Gilmer, King University, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN  37620, 423-341-3223, jwgilmer@...; Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 431, Kingsport, TN  37662, 423-229-5024, jjenkins@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@uh.edu. 

Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry:  Symposium in Honor of Maxwell Robb.  (Co-sponsored with POLY; PMSE is primary).  Warren T. Ford, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Oklahoma State University, 2815 N.E. 28th Avenue, Portland, OR  97212, 503-954-1963, warren.ford@....

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@....

Journal of Polymer Science Award Symposium.  Craig Hawker, 3005 MRL, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA  93106, 805-893-7161, hawker@...; Jenny Mahoney, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, Mailstop 8-02, John Wiley and Sons, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201-748-5879, jmahoney@....

Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Surface Damage Phenomena in Polymers.  Luyi Sun, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06269, 860-486-6895, luyi.sun@...; Masaya Kotaki, Kaneka Americas Holding, 510-996-3553, masaya.kotaki@...; Yuntao Li, Southwest Petroleum University, Chinca, +86-28-83032852, yuntaoli@...; Daniel Liu, Apple Inc., +86-979-739-4624,djliu@...; Dazhi Sun, Southern University of Science and Technology, China, +86-755-88018577, sundz@..... 

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium.  Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A & M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 5030 Emerging Technologies Building, 3120 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3120, 979-845-2406, mgrunlan@...; Julie L.P. Jessop, University of Iowa, Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, 319-335-0681, julie-jessop@..u;  Luis Campos, Columbia University, Departmen of Chemistry, 212-854-9561, lcampos@columbia.edu​. 

Polymer Nanoscience and Nanotechnolog.  CO-SPONSORED WITH CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY (CCS)-POLYMER DIVISION (PD). Qinghuang Lin, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Road, Route 34, MS 36-209, Yorktown Heights, NY  10598, 914-945-2366, qhlin@...;Zi-Chen Li, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China, zcli@...; Dujin Wang, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, djwang@.... 

Porous Polymers.  CO-SPONSORED WITH POLY.  Michael S. Silverstein, Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa  32000, Israel, +972-4-829-4582, michaels@...; Neil R. Cameron, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia, +61-3-990-20774, neil.cameron@....; Ulrich Wiesner, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York  14843-1501, 607-255-3487, ubw1@...; William Dichtel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  60208, 847-467-6031, wdichtel@.... 

Probing Structure and Morphology of Polymers and Polymer Composites in Real and Reciprocal Space.  Ellen Heeley, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom, +44(0)1908 655194, ellen.heeley@...; Dalia Yablon, 8 Manns Hill Crescent, Sharon MA 02067, 973-903-0660, dalia.yablon@... 

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium. Theodore Provder, Polymer and Coatings Consultants, LLC, 5645A Emerald Ridge Parkway, Solon, Ohio  44139, 440-914-0611, tprovder@....

Stereotypical Enhancement of Materials Properties.  Matthew L. Becker, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH  44325, 330-972-2834, becker@...; Andrew P. Dove, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV 7AL, United Kingdom, 44 (0) 24 7652 4107, a.p.dover@... 

Surface, Interface, and Coating Materials.  Shan Jiang, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Iowa State Univesity, 528 Bissell Road, Ames, Iowa  50011, 515-294-1445, sjiang1@...; Zhiqiang Cao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, MI  48202, 313-577-3121, zcao@.... 

Tough and Toughened Polymers. Kozho Ito, University of Tokyo, +81-4-7136- 3757, kohzo@...; H.-J. Sue, Texas A&M University, 979-587-2646, hjsue@...; Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University, +81-92-802-2517, takahara@...; Arimitsu Usuki, Toyota R&D, +81-561-63-5080, usuki@...; Albert Yee, UC Irvine, 949-824-3921, albert.yee@...

What’s Next:  Synthesis Processing, and Device Engineering of Polymeric Electronic Materials.  Lei Fang, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 979-845-3186, fang@...; Jianguo Mei, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 765-494-7156, jgmei@...; Chong-An Di, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, +86-10-62552061, dicha@...; Alexander Dudnik, University of California Davis, adudnik@.... 

Orlando, Florida (Spring 2019)

March 31 - April 4, 2019

Cooperative Research Award Symposium.  Sadhan Jana, Department of Engineering, University of Akron, 250 South Forge Street, Akron, OH  44325-0310, 330-972-8293, janas@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@....

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@. ..

Plenary Lecture and Awards Reception.  CO-SPONSORED WITH POLY;  PMSE IS PRIMARY.

San Diego, California (Fall 2019)

August 25-19, 2019

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science.  John Gilmer, King University, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN  37620, 423-341-3223, jwgilmer@...; Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 431, Kingsport, TN  37662, 423-229-5024, jjenkins@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials. 

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session. 

Journal of Polymer Science Award Symposium.  Craig Hawker, 3005 MRL, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA  93106, 805-893-7161, hawker@...; Jenny Mahoney, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, Mailstop 8-02, John Wiley and Sons, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201-748-5879, jmahoney@....

Plenary Lecture and Awards Reception.  CO-SPONSORED WITH POLY;  PMSE IS PRIMARY.

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium. Theodore Provder, Polymer and Coatings Consultants, LLC, 5645A Emerald Ridge Parkway, Solon, Ohio  44139, 440-914-0611, tprovder@....

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Spring 2020)

March 22-26, 2020 

Cooperative Research Award Symposium.  Sadhan Jana, Department of Engineering, University of Akron, 250 South Forge Street, Akron, OH  44325-0310, 330-972-8293, janas@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@....

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session.  Eva Harth, Welch Center for Excellence in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX  77004, harth@....

San Francisco (Fall 2020)

August 23-27, 2020

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science.  John Gilmer, King University, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN  37620, 423-341-3223, jwgilmer@...; Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 431, Kingsport, TN  37662, 423-229-5024, jjenkins@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials.

Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry  (Co-sponsored with POLY; PMSE is primary).  Warren T. Ford, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Oklahoma State University, 2815 N.E. 28th Avenue, Portland, OR  97212, 503-954-1963, warren.ford@....

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session. 

Journal of Polymer Science Award Symposium.  Craig Hawker, 3005 MRL, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA  93106, 805-893-7161, hawker@...; Jenny Mahoney, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, Mailstop 8-02, John Wiley and Sons, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201-748-5879, jmahoney@....

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium. Theodore Provder, Polymer and Coatings Consultants, LLC, 5645A Emerald Ridge Parkway, Solon, Ohio  44139, 440-914-0611, tprovder@....

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