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

Join PMSE and become a member of a supportive professional network of active and diverse members

News and Updates

2020 ACS Team Innovation Award Winners

2020 ACS Team Innovation Award Winners

The 2020 ACS Team Innovation Award will be presented at the Spring 2020 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. ...
2020 Distinguished Service Award Winner: David Chung

2020 Distinguished Service Award Winner: David Chung

David Y. Chung received a B.S. from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and a Ph.D. under Professor Joseph P. Kennedy from the Institute of Polymer Science, The University of ...
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 ...

Melissa Grunlan – 2018 PMSE Chair Message

July 6, 2018 Fellow members of PMSE, As we get closer to the Fall 2018 national meeting in Boston, I would like to “re-introduce” myself as your 2018 Chair of ...
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., ...

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