The Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting and Expo is August 25 to 29. PMSE activities are mainly located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Who We Are

PMSE was founded in 1924 as an association of scientists with an interest in understanding how to improve and understand paints and other polymeric coatings. The complex interactions and optimization between the polymeric material, solvents, substrates, and end use required a collaborative effort to understand fundamental property interactions. PMSE maintain this focus: connecting the unique design, functionality, engineering, and properties of macromolecular materials to make new and exciting applications for the world’s challenges.

Advancing Polymer Research

Focused on scientific discovery and research across macromolecular disciplines and their interaction with other scientific and engineering fields

Developing New Members

Developmental symposium and awards help promote new researchers and expose new ideas to the broader community

Connecting Our Community

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News and Updates

PMSE Fall 2019 Best Poster Award Recipients

PMSE Fall 2019 Best Poster Award Recipients

he American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2019 ACS National ...
San Diego ACS in 20 Days – Preface Now Available

San Diego ACS in 20 Days – Preface Now Available

The full preface is now available for the PMSE Division events and symposia at the 2019 National American Chemical Society Meeting. The PMSE program at the ACS Fall National Meeting ...
PECASE Award Winners

PECASE Award Winners

This past week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering (PECASE) award.  The PECASE is ...
PMSE Young Investigator Symposium: Fall 2019

PMSE Young Investigator Symposium: Fall 2019

The goal of this annual symposium is to highlight and provide a forum for ~15 early-career emerging leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective fields within polymer materials ...
PMSE Future Faculty Symposium: Fall 2019

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium: Fall 2019

The goal of this annual symposium is to highlight and provide a forum for postdocs (~15) working in polymeric materials that are applying to academic positions during that year (i.e., ...
Bioconjugate Chemistry Announces Heather Maynard 2019 Lectureship Award Winner

Bioconjugate Chemistry Announces Heather Maynard 2019 Lectureship Award Winner

Heather D. Maynard is the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. Maynard is a leader ...
2019 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Winner: Patricia Dankers

2019 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Winner: Patricia Dankers

In the 8 years since its inception, the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award has been granted to researchers working in areas ranging from instabilities of soft polymer interfaces, to ...
2019 Cooperative Research Award in Applied Polymer Science Winners

2019 Cooperative Research Award in Applied Polymer Science Winners

The 2019 Cooperative Research Award in Applied Polymer Science recognizes the team of researchers from NIST, Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida, and Dow Chemical for their work on improved ...

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