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The Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division helps connect scientists seeking to leverage the unique design, functionality, engineering, and properties of macromolecules in challenging applications.

Visit PMSE at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

PMSE is proud to host 21 symposia comprised of more than 700 oral and poster presentations. Our PMSE Membership Desk with be up and running, and we would love for you to come by and say hello!  We will be located at the Marriott Marquis in the south registration area.

PMSE is celebrating 100 years!

Come look at some of what we are planning for the 2024 spring ACS National Meeting. Click the logo to find out more.

Congratulations to PMSE members in the new class of ACS Fellows!

PMSE is proud to introduce our members who have been selected as the new class of ACS Fellows for 2023. This honor recognizes outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the science and the profession of chemistry, and equally exemplary service to the American Chemical Society.

  • Jaime C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University
  • LaShanda Korley, University of Delaware
  • Theresa M. Reineke, University of Minnesota
  • Christopher M. Stafford, NIST

The Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division helps connect scientists seeking to leverage the unique design, functionality, engineering, and properties of macromolecules in challenging applications.

The Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, a division of the American Chemical Society, 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 build and maintain relationships, arrange polymeric programs at professional meetings, and promotes the teaching of macromolecular chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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

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  • 2024 Cooperative Research Award Winner to Frank S. Bates, Hung-Jue Sue, Nikhil Verghese and Ha Pham
    Frank S. Bates1, Hung-Jue Sue2, Nikhil Verghese3, Ha Pham4 1University of Minnesota, 2Texas A&M University, 3 Dow Chemical Company (Currently SABIC), 4 Dow Chemical Company (retired) The Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering recognizes the cooperative research between industrial and academic or industrial and national laboratory scientists. The winners of the 2024 Cooperative Research Award are the collaborative … Read more
  • 2024 PMSE Future Leaders Announced for 100th Centennial Celebration
    Sixteen graduate and post-doctoral researchers have been selected to present at the special PMSE 100th Centennial symposium, Future Leaders of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering. These sixteen presenters will highlight their current contributions to their respective fields.
  • 2023 Fall Arthur K. Doolittle Award to Prof Hiroshi Jinnai
    The Arthur K Doolittle Award recognizes an outstanding presentation during a PMSE symposium at each of the Fall and Spring ACS National Meetings. For the 2023 Fall ACS National Meeting, the award committee is pleased to announce Prof. Hiroshi Jinnai as the Arthur K. Doolittle Award winner. Professor Hiroshi JinnaiTohoku University “Nanoscale Static and Dynamic Characterization of Polymer Hierarchical Structures for Sustainable … Read more
  • 2023 Fall PMSE Poster Winners
    A distinguished group of Judges from industry, academia, and government laboratories had the task of determining the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Competition at the Fall ACS meeting in San Francisco.  Congratulations to our winners, who were also recognized at the POLY/PMSE Awards Reception. NICHOLAS KREOFSKYUniversity of Minnesota Cinchona Alkaloid Polymers Demonstrate Highly Efficient Gene Delivery Dependent on Stereochemistry, … Read more
  • 2023 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
    Divya IyerUniversity of California, Los Angeles The PMSE Division is pleased to announce that Divya Iyer is the winner of the 2023 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science.  This award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and administered by the PMSE Division, is given for the best paper presented at the Eastman Chemical Student Award Symposium as part of the PMSE program. The Eastman … Read more
  • 2024 PMSE Distinguished Service Award to Prof. Dominik Konkolewicz
    Prof. Dominik KonkolewiczMiami University The PMSE Distinguished Service Award is given to recognize extensive, sustained contributions and service to the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division.  The first awardee was recognized in 1993, and it has continued as a yearly award.  This year we are proud to announce the 2023 PMSE Distinguished Service Award Winner, Dr. Peter Johnson. Dominik Konkolewicz … Read more
  • Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux Wins the 2023 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award
    This year’s recipient is Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux, full Professor in Drug Formulation and Delivery and head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at ETH Zurich. “Professor Leroux is an innovative leader in the field of drug delivery, where his research group has made numerous advancements in clinical translation in this space,” says Theresa Reineke, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. “We are … Read more
  • Graduate Student Travel Award to Atalaya Wilborn, Hannah Dedmon, and Elizabeth Murphy
    PMSE is proud to announce the three winners of Graduate Student Travel Award for the Fall 2023 ACS Meeting in Indianapolis and invites you to attend their presentations. Atalaya WilbornHarvard UniversityAdvisor: Professor Joanna Aizenberg Dynamic Gaussian Shape Morphs via Magnetically Aligned Liquid Crystal Elastomer Films Symposium: General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials – Sunday, August 13, 11:45 AM, Marriott Marquis, Golden … Read more