2018 PMSE Fellows Announced

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) has selected a new class of PMSE Fellows for 2018.  The following distinguished PMSE members have been chosen:

Brian Benicewicz, Jay Dias, Christopher Stafford, Shu Yang

They will be inducted as the seventeenth class of PMSE Fellows at the New Orleans ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception. PMSE is pleased to welcome this distinguished group of polymer scientists and engineers to the ranks of fellows.

Brian Benicewicz – University of South Carolina


“For the development of high temperature, proton conducting membranes for fuel cells and related devices”

Jay Dias – ExxonMobil Chemical Company

“For outstanding scientific contributions in polyolefins and elastomers which have led to commercialized products for ExxonMobil Chemical”

Christopher Stafford – NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

“For the development of techniques for measuring the mechanical and transport properties of thin polymer films and membranes”

Shu Yang – University of Pennsylvania

“For dedicated service to the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering and pioneering the synthesis and fabrication of responsive nano- and micro structured soft materials”