PMSE Sponsored Symposiums

A key pillar of engagement for the PMSE Division is the recognition and celebration of the current edge research performed by PMSE members in academia, industry and government. A number of awards, symposium, and competitions are sponsored to highlight contributions by graduate students to established career members.

The 2022 Spring ACS National Meeting will be held in San Diego, CA: March 20 – 24, 2022. A dedicated page to the 2022 Spring ACS National Meeting will be available at the start of 2022. The current symposium are scheduled below.


3D Printing-enabled Polymeric Composites and Hybrid Systems

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Timothy Long, Arizona State University
Kun Fu, University of Delaware
Yang Yang, San Diego State University
Jay Park, University of Massachusetts
Kenan Song, Arizona State University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Advances in Bioconjugate Materials for Biomedical Applications

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, University of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts
[E-Mail Organizers]

Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship and Award

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, University of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts
[E-Mail Organizers]

Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Carlos Toro, ACS
Sara Skrabalan, ACS
[E-Mail Organizers]

Cooperative Research Award Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Sadhan Jana, University of Akron
[E-Mail Organizers]

Design and Characterization of Surface and Interface in Polymers

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Kohzo Ito, University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Jinnai, Tohoku University
Hung-Jue Sue, Texas A&M University
Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut
Keiji Tanaka, Kyushu University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Donald R. Paul Polymer Prize Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Benny Freeman, University of Texas
[E-Mail Organizers]

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
John Gilmer, King University
Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company
[E-Mail Organizers]

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Daniel Savin, University of Florida
[E-Mail Organizers]

Molecular Design of Polymers with Multi-scale Mechanical Properties

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Helen Tran, University of Toronto
Danielle Mai, Stanford University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Next Generation of Functional Polymeric Materials: Correlating Structure, Property, and Application

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Zachariah Page, University of Texas, Austin
Emily Pentzer, Texas A & M University
A. J. Boydston, University of Wisconsin
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymeric Materials:  From Synthesis to Application – USA-Israel Joint Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Michael S. Silverstein, Technion
Melissa A. Grunlan, Texas A & M University
N. Gabriel Lemcoff, Ben-Gurion University
Christopher L. Soles, NIST
Maya Davidovich-Pinhas, Technion
[E-Mail Organizers]


Technical programs are truly the heart of the Division’s activities. To propose a topic, please use see our submission guidelines. The Technical Programming Committee is always happy to assist prospective symposium organizers prior to completion of this form to ensure that the symposium aligns within PMSE’s core audience.


ACS Fall 2022: August 21 – 25 [ Chicago, IL and Online ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Spring 2023: March 26 – 30 [ Indianapolis, IN ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Fall 2023: August 13 – 17 [ San Francisco, CA ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Spring 2024: March 17 – 21 [ New Orleans, LA ]
Scheduling Open – Organize a Symposium

ACS Fall 2024: August 18 – 21, 2024 [ Denver, CO ]
Scheduling Open – Organize a Symposium

ACS Spring 2025: March 23 – 27 [ San Diego, CA ]

ACS Fall 2025: August 17 – 21 [ Washington, DC ]


Past Conferences


Past conference pages are listed here.