POLYMERIC MATERIALS: SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
PMSE was founded in 1924 as the Paint and Varnish Division, and until 1983 was known as the Division of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry. Current Division members’ interests span a wide variety of topic areas, including adhesives, biomedical polymers, composites, plastics, polymers for electronic applications, and many other areas of applied polymer science and technology, in addition to traditional topics in coating science.
The principal objective of the Division is to promote interest and understanding in applied polymer science. This is achieved through regular meetings, publications, professional contacts, and discussions. Since its founding, the Division has regularly participated in American Chemical Society National Meetings. The Division frequently co-sponsors symposia with other ACS Divisions and is an active participant in the Macromolecular, Biotechnology, Catalysis & Surface Science, and Materials Science Secretariats. PMSE also sponsors topical workshops in conjunction with its technical meetings to provide tutorial reviews of technologically significant fields. PMSE programming and operations rely exclusively on the voluntary efforts of Division Members. We strongly encourage your participation and engagement in helping to keep PMSE programming current and lively.
Prior to the Spring and Fall ACS National Meetings, worldwide web links to a members-only Conference Proceedings database or extended graphical abstracts are sent to all Division Members. This database also provides members useful information including names of Division Award Winners, an Executive Committee roster, and information on future PMSE Symposia. Division members also receive a semiannual newsletter and significant discounts on ACS Symposium Series books based on recent PMSE symposia.
You are cordially invited to join the Division as a full or Affiliate Member. American Chemical Society members are entitled to full membership. ACS non-members and Student Affiliates may join as Affiliates. Affiliates receive access to the Proceedings database and all other membership benefits, yet they may not vote in PMSE elections nor hold executive office in PMSE.
Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the long-term welfare of the Division.
Arthur K. Doolittle Award for the best paper presented as part PMSE programming at ACS National Meetings
Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings to recognize outstanding contributions in coatings science, technology and engineering.
Cooperative Research Award In Polymer Science and Engineering sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company, in recognition of sustained research between polymer scientists working on behalf of industry and those in either the academic community or at national laboratories.
ICI Student Award in Applied Polymer Science sponsored by ICI to promote graduate research in polymer science.
Ford Graduate Student Research Award to help support the travel of female and under-represented minority graduate students, in order to present their work at PMSE sessions of National ACS meetings.
PMSE Fellows Program to honor PMSE members who have made exceptionally significant contributions to the science and engineering of polymeric materials.