252nd ACS National Meeting
The 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will run from Sunday, August 21st to Thursday, August 25th in Philadelphia, PA at both the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The theme of this Meeting is “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People,” a fitting focus for this city and the election year. This is a great meeting for polymeric materials, so we hope that you will be able to attend.
The ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) expresses our thanks to your Technical Program Co-chairs (Christopher Stafford - NIST, Andy Tsou – Exxon Mobil, Brad Olsen - MIT, and Xinqiao Jia – U Del) for putting together an exciting set of technical symposia. These symposia span a range of innovative and interdisciplinary topics at the forefront of polymer science and engineering. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the symposium organizers for their time and dedication in putting together individual sessions. Finally, we must give a big “thank you” to the organizations which generously supported individual symposia.
The PMSE program at the ACS Fall 2016 National Meeting in Philadelphia features 13 symposia, 67 sessions and nearly 700 papers. This is a notably high number of papers and reflects the excitement for the symposia topics and the vibrancy of our discipline. PMSE is proud to serve as a home for this technical programming.
The Kavli Lecture Series will once again feature two exciting lectures starting at 4:00 pm on Monday August 22:
PMSE symposia and events will span the duration of the meeting. The PMSE Technical Program Co-chairs and symposia organizers have also assembled a diverse set of symposia, including several award symposia that include:
Please stop by the PMSE desk and lounge area located at the Liberty Ballroom Foyer (Sheraton). We will be periodically providing hot beverages. This is a great place to meet up with colleagues and renew your PMSE membership!
On Tuesday (August 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm), we will continue to sponsor a joint poster session between the PMSE and POLY divisions. PMSE will recognize outstanding research presented at the poster sessions with Outstanding Poster Awards which will be on display at the Wednesday evening awards reception.
On Wednesday (August 24), PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture & Awards Reception will be held (5:30 – 8:00 pm). The lecture will be provided by:
Everyone is encouraged to attend this reception to hear Prof. Bowman’s talk as well as to recognize the many PMSE and POLY award recipients. The PMSE awardees include:
For PMSE members who are unable to attend the ACS national meeting, selected presentations are available at the ACS website after each meeting.
PMSE will continue to develop meeting programming on emerging fields of polymeric materials including biomaterials, coatings & composites, polymer physics, smart polymers, advanced functional polymeric materials, etc. Please contact me if you are interested in organizing a PMSE symposium at a forthcoming ACS National and I can provide you with more information.
As always, we thank you for your continued PMSE membership and for your contributions to PMSE programming. I hope to see you in Philadelphia!
Vice Chair, PMSE
Texas A&M University
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
College Station, TX
For more information:
PMSE LinkedIn Group