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250th ACS National Meeting Abstract Submission Open

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.

San Francisco ACS Update

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

For the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, PMSE smyposia will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Please visit the ACS website for the full technical program.  PMSE would like to thank the sponsors of symposia for their generous support for helping making this conference a success.

  • ACS Corporation Associates
  • ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules
  • Army Research Office
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
  • IBM Almaden Research Center
  • IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry/Chemical Communications (ChemComm)
  • Tulane University
  • University of Miami

PMSE ACS San Francisco Details

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Thanks to everyone who submitted for a wonderful PMSE sesion in San Francisco.

There will be 17 symposia with 57 sessions, making a total of 732 submissions overall.

Symposia List

  • Advanced Materials Synthesis and Assembly Toward Technology Challenges
  • Advances in Polymer Science and Engineering:  The 4th Joint Symposium Between ACS-PMSE and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-Polymer Division (PD)
  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry
  • Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
  • Frontiers in Computational Methods for Polymeric Materials
  • Functional Fluids:  Synthesis, Structure and Properties
  • Functional Supramolecular Polymers
  • General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials
  • Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session
  • Journal of Polymer Science Award: Symposium in Honor of Brent Sumerlin
  • Kathryn C. Hach Award of Entrepreneurial Success:  Symposium in Honor of Joseph M. DeSimone, Benjamin W. Maynor and Jason P. Rolland
  • National Fresenius Award:  Symposium in Honor of William R. Dichtel
  • Polymer Hybrids and Alloys for Coatings and Films:  ACS Award for Team Innovation Symposium in Honor of Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Kevin Hanrahan, John Stuligross, Roice Willie and Kurt Wood
  • Porous Polymers
  • Roy W. Tess Award:  Symposium in Honor of James V. Crivello
  • Self-Healing and Shape Memory Materials
  • Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular, Macromolecular and Nanostructured Systems and Biopolymer-driven Organization of Nanostructures

Locations of symposia and further information will be posted in June.

Spring 2014 ACS Meeting

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

With Spring 2014 National Meeting only three weeks away, details on PMSE sessions can be found on the Dallas ACS Meeting page. 

Highlighs include a plenary leacture from Joseph DeSimone and sessions covering electrospinning, supramolecular assembly, conjugated polymers, dynamic/responsive polymers, and the rational design of functional polymeric materials.  Awards will be presented for the 2014 ACS Applied Polymer Science Award and the 2014 Cooperative Research Award. The 2013 class of PMSE Fellows will speak in a symposia held in their honor.

And as a reminder, the sumbission deadline for the Fall 2014 ACS Meeting, held in San Fransciso, is March 10th for PMSE abstracts.

Frontiers in Polymeric Materials: 3rd Annual PMSE Joint Symposium with CCS-PD

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

The 3rd Joint Symposium between ACS-PMSE and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-Polymer Division (PD) will be held at the Biannual Meeting of the Chinese Chemical Society—Polymer Division on Oct. 15, 2013, in Shanghai, China

Prof. David Martin, Prof. Stephen Z.D. Cheng, Prof. Christopher Bielawski, Prof. LaShanda Korley,  Prof. Daniel A. Savin, and Dr. Robert Miller will be attending as ACS members to present their work and interface with researchers in China.

More details are located PMSE page or at the official site (in Chinese only).


Updated News Page

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

The 2012 news update webpage is located here.  The 2013 information was migrated to an improved platform which allows for searching and additional organiziational features not in the previous design.

2013 PMSE Distinguished Service Award

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Congratulations to Dr. David Bauer, the reciepent of the 2013 Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Bauer is a Managing Scientist in Exponent’s Vehicle Engineering practice, joining Exponent after over 29 years with Ford Motor Company.  Dr. Bauer has carried out research in several areas of polymeric materials including paint, plastics, elastomers and fuel cells.  His major research focus has been in the areas of paint and plastics failure analysis and service life prediction.  Along with developing new approaches to measuring material degradation, Dr. Bauer has taken the results of accelerated tests and used them to accurately determine field performance.  Dr. Bauer has made important contributions to the understanding of UV degradation, thermal oxidation, and hydrolysis of polymers. He has published over 115 papers in peer-reviewed journals and made over 150 presentations in a wide range of areas including paint cure, paint rheology, paint weathering, plastics characterization, plastics failure analysis, and tire aging. He has edited two books on service life prediction in coatings.  He has won two of the major awards in Coatings Science:  the Roy Tess Award in Coatings and the Mattiello Lecture.

2013 PMSE Fellows

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) would like announce its thirteenth class of PMSE fellows. The following distinguished members are selected as the 2013 PMSE Fellows.

  • Tim Bunning
  • Todd Emrick
  • Andy Lovinger
  • Darrin Pochan
  • John Reynolds
  • Michael Rubner
  • Kenneth J Shea
  • James Wang

They will be inducted at the Spring 2013 ACS Meeting in New Orleans during the PMSE/POLY Awards reception on Wednesday April 10 2013. PMSE is pleased to welcome this distinguished group of colleagues and eminent scientists/engineers to its ranks of fellows.