San Diego, CA – August 25-29, 2019

Sponsors
  
Royal Society of Chemistry
ACS Applied Polymer Materials
Advances in Bioconjugate Materials for Biomedical Applications

Organizers [Email]
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Christopher G. England
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

Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship and Award Symposium

Organizers [Email]
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Christopher G. England
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, Unibersity of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts

Continuous flow Chemistry in Polymer Science

Organizers [Email]
Frank Leibfarth, UNC Chapel Hill
Tanja Junkers, Monash University
Cyrille Boyer, University of New South Wales

Design, Synthesis and Engineering of Polypeptides for Biological and Biomedical Applications

Organizers [Email]
Jianjun Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Timothy Deming, University of California Los Angeles
María J. Vicent, Centro de Investigación príncipe Felipe
Lichen Yin, Soochow University

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

Organizers [Email]
John Gilmer, King University
Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company

Emulsification and Encapsulation by Soft Matter Techniques  [Co-sponsored with POLY]

Organizers [Email]
Robert K. Prud’homme, Princeton University
Francois Ganachaud
Rodney D. Priestly, Princeton University

The soft matter community is working actively on the generation of new types of colloids, i.e. nanoparticles of interesting actives (drugs, tracers, biomolecules of any sorts) or nanocapsules integrating these in their core. Different “soft” techniques exist nowadays to perform so, including spontaneous emulsification (of any kind) or emulsion polymerization, to prepare e.g. polymersomes or nanostructured particles, respectively. The release of the active, either through natural or targeted degradation, or by an external trigger, is also a field of constant discovery and interest. This session aims at gathering under the same scope biologist, pharmacologists, chemists and physicists interested in the protection and release of any types of actives as well as the formation of structure colloids. We will cover the preparation, the characterization and application of these small objects  and structured colloids in a range of applications including agro, cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical applications. To that end, topics  to be covered in the session include, but are not limited to:
–          Ouzo effect and Flash Nanoprecipitation
–          Phase inversion techniques
–          Block copolymers emulsification
–          Nanoparticle and nanocapsule synthesis and characterization
–          Crystallized, patchy and Janus nanoparticles…
–          Emulsion polymerization: miniemulsion, PISA…
–          Release and drug delivery in vitro and in vivo

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Organizers [Email]
Timothy Bunning, Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovations in Drug Delivery Systems:  Recent Breakthroughs and New Approaches in Formulation, Drug Delivery Mechanisms, and Advanced Delivery Systems. 

Organizers [Email]
Ankur Kulshrestha
Srini Sridharan

Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Symposium

Organizers [Email] 
Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jenny Mahoney, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics

Novel Polymeric Materials and Polymer-Based Processes for Energy-Efficient Treatment of Water and Resource Recovery [Co-Sponsored with ENVR]

Organizers [Email]
Benny Freeman, University of Texas, Austin
Seth Darling, Argonne National Laboratory
Chris Stafford, NIST
Dibakar Bhattacharya, University of Kentucky
William Phillip University of Notre Dame
Yifu Ding, University of Colorado
Evan Hatakeyama, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Plenary Lecture and Awards Reception with Speaker Benny Freeman  [Co-sponsored with POLY; PMSE is primary]

Organizers [Email]
Matt Becker, University of Akron
Sarah Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium

Organizers [Email]
Emily Pentzer, Case Western Reserve University
Cole DeForest, University of Washington

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Organizers [Email]
Timothy Bunning, Air Force Research Laboratory

PMSE Young Investigator Symposium

Organizers [Email] 
Aaron Esser-Kahn, The University of Chicago
Davita Watkins, The University of Mississippi

Polymer Science and Engineering in Microelectronics

Organizers  [Email]
Qinghuang Lin, ASML

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium. 

Organizers  [Email]
Theodore Provder, Polymer and Coatings Consultants

Toughening of Networks and Gels through Molecular Design

Organizers [Email]
Bryan Vogt, University of Akron
Hyun-Joong Chung, University of Alberta
Christopher Bowman, University of Colorado

Unique and Complex Polymer Architectures

Organizers [Email]
Kyle C. Bentz, University of California, San Diego
Daniel A. Savin, University of Florida

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Philadelphia, PA – March 22-26, 2020

Advances in Functionalized Polyolefin Synthesis 

Organizers [Email] 
Eva Harth, University of Houston
Damien S. Guironnet, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Changle Chen, CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China
Bradley Carrow, Princeton University

The symposium will address the rapidly expanding research area in the field of functionalized polyolefins, highlighting new concepts and catalysts in the effort to form random and block copolymers containing polar monomers in a facile manner. Polar monomer incorporation in polyolefins is highly desired to broaden their scope of properties and applications which supports recent efforts in waste plastic recycling, energy storage, and smart material design. The incorporation of these polar monomers is challenged due to their contrary reactivity as compared to olefin monomers and has initiated creative approaches and pathways for overcoming the disparate polymerization reactions. The subject of this symposium will be to connect the most active and innovative researchers in this area to discuss recent forthcomings.  

Celebrating 50 Years of Polymer Science at ExxonMobil’s Corporate Research Laboratories.  

Organizers [Email] 
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Abhimanyu O. Patil, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Richard A. Register, Princeton University
Donald N. Schulz, Emeritus, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Established 50 years ago, ExxonMobil’s corporate research laboratories have taken a fundamental approach towards meeting longer term challenges for the energy and polymer industries.  In addition to significant internal work in areas such as polymerization, blend thermodynamics, molecular rheology, and functional polymers, ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory (CSR) and its predecessor organizations have maintained broad and mutually beneficial collaborations with the external research community in the polymer synthesis, theory, and structure-property fields.  As the polymer community mobilizes to meet the challenges of the next 50 years, this symposium will highlight contributions to polymer science and chemistry from CSR and its external collaborators. 

Cooperative Research Award Symposium

Organizers [Email]
Sadhan Jana, University of Akron

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Organizers [Email]
Timothy Bunning, Air Force Research Laboratory

Macromolecular Science at the Dawn of its Second Century [Co-sponsored with POLY, POLY is primary]

Organizers [Email]
Timothy Lodge, University of Minnesota
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie-Mellon

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Organizers [Email]
Timothy Bunning, Air Force Research Laboratory

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San Francisco, CA – August 16-20, 2020

Advances in Bioconjugate Materials for Biomedical Applications

Organizers [Email]
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Christopher G. England
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

Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship and Award Symposium

Organizers [Email]
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Christopher G. England
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, Unibersity of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts

Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award.  (Co-sponsored with INORG; PMSE is primary)

Organizers [Email]
Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta

Carlos Toro

Christopher Soles, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

Organizers [Email]
John Gilmer, King University
Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company

Fire and Polymers  

Organizers [Email]
Alexander Morgan, University of Dayton Research Institute
Jaime Grunlan, Texas A & M University,

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Organizers  [Email]
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering (Co-sponsored with POLY; PMSE is primary)

Organizers [Email]
Mahesh K. Mahanthappa, University of Minnesota

Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Symposium

Organizers [Email] 
Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jenny Mahoney, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium

Organizers [Email]
Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M University
Julie L.P. Jessop, University of Iowa
Luis Campos, Columbia University

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Organizers  [Email]
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Porous Polymers [Co-sponsored with POLY]

Organizers [Email]
Michael S. Silverstein, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Neil R. Cameron, Monash University
Ulrich Wiesner, Cornell University
William Dichtel, Northwestern University

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium

Organizers  [Email]
Theodore Provder, Polymer and Coatings Consultants