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2021 PMSE Young Investigator Awardees

PMSE is pleased to announce 14 awardees to the 2021 Young Investigator Symposium. The goal of this annual symposium is to highlight and provide a forum for up to 15 early-career emerging leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective fields within polymer materials science and engineering. The 2021 symposium will be held at the Spring 2022 ACS Meeting, planned to be held on March 20-24, 2022 in San Diego, CA. 

PMSE is currently planning a virtual social hour and presentations from September 7 to September 9, 2021. Three afternoon sessions will be held for both Future Faculty and Young Investigator awardees to highlight their accomplishments and research directions in the future. Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Young Investigator Symposium awardees.

Please see the PDF Summary or register for the social hour and presentations at

Awardee NameAffiliation
Allie Obermeyer Columbia University
Lauren ZarzarPennsylvania State University
Chenfeng KeDartmouth College
Matthew B. BakerMaastricht University, The Netherlands
Elizabeth J. BrisboisUniversity of Georgia
Samanvaya SrivastavaUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Mao ChenFudan University, China
Sidi A. BencherifNortheastern University
Leila DeraviNortheastern University
Kun (Kelvin) FuUniverstiy of Delaware
Nagarjuna GavvalapalliGeorgetown University
Pengfei CaoOak Ridge National Lab
Jia NiuBoston College
Haritz SardonUniversity of Basque Country
Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV-EHU), Spain