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PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture & Award Reception

The Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division and the Division of Polymer Science (POLY) held their plenary lecture and award reception for the 2023 Spring American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting on March 29, 2023. Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M gave the plenary lecture, “Not the Science Type!”, and both divisions recognized award winners announced for the ACS National Conference.

Keynote Speaker

Jayshree Seth
Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M

Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M gave the plenary lecture, “Not the Science Type!”. Jayshree Seth is an Indian American chemical engineer and author. She is a Corporate Scientist and the Chief Science Advocate at 3M. Seth was awarded the highest Achievement Award by Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in 2020. In 2021 Seth was named the first winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the new ‘Female Thought Leaders of the Year’ – Business Products category. In 2021 Seth was also featured in the 3M docuseries “Not the Science Type” that premiered during Tribecca Film Festival. Seth is the fourth woman and first female engineer to reach the level of corporate scientist in 3M, the highest technical position of the company, and in 2018, Seth became the first person to be appointed as Chief Science Advocate of the company. In 2019, she became the fourth woman and first female engineer to be inducted into the 3M Carlton Society.[4] She also holds 72 patents for industrial technology and consumer product innovations.

For those who could not attend, there is a recorded Youtube presentation covering some of the same topics, courtesy of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Jayshree Seth’s two books are available on Amazon:

Award Reception

The PMSE Division honored winners in attendance from seven awards, and the Division of Polymer Science also recognized their award winners.

Arthur K. Doolittle Award
Will Gutekunst, Shana Olwyn Kelley
Best Poster Awards
Cooperative Research Award
Tyler Culp, Enrique Gomez, Manish Kumar, Mou Paul, Abhishek Roy and Jeffrey Wilbur
Distinguished Service Award
Peter Johnson
Eastman Chemical Student Award
Mohammed A. Bin Rusayyis
Graduate Student Travel Award
Erin Crater, Jackie Zhu
PMSE Fellows
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Thomas H. Epps, III, Chuanbin Mao, Michael Rubinstein
Recognition of PMSE Service as the 2022 PMSE Chair
Lisa S. Baugh

Event Photos

Fall 2023

Both divisions look forward to the Fall 2023 American Chemical Society Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, CA with the theme “Harnessing the Power of Data” on August 13 to August 17, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there. The PMSE Division will be sponsoring or co-sponsoring 21 symposium.

  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Karen I. Winey
  • Advances in Bioconjugate Materials for Biomedical Applications
  • Advances in Glycomaterials for Biomimicry and Biomedicines
  • Application of Machine Learning in Polymers: Molecular Structure, Properties, Formulations, and Processing
  • Automated and Autonomous Experimentation of Polymers and Soft Materials
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship and Award: Symposium in Honor of Jean-Christophe Leroux
  • Data-Driven Materials Discoveries and Innovations in Polymer Science and Engineering (USA-China Joint Symposium), Co-sponsored by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) – Polymer Division (PD)
  • E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Qinghuang Lin
  • Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
  • General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials
  • Hybrid Functional Materials of Polymers for Inorganic Nanoparticles
  • Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award: Symposium in Honor of Emily Pentzer
  • PMSE Early Stage Investigator Symposium
  • PMSE Future Faculty Symposium
  • PMSE/POLY Poster Session
  • PMSE/POLY Student Chapter Symposium
  • Polymeric Materials: From Synthesis to Application: USA-Israel Joint Symposium
  • Recent Advances in Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization
  • Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium in Honor of Peter Zarras
  • Sustainable Engineering and Nanofabrication of Polymers
  • Synthesis, Properties, and Application of Sustainable Polymers