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Welcome to PMSE

ACS Fall Meeting Update

The Fall 2020 ACS National Meeting and Expo has become virtual! Make sure the technical requirements are met before joining the conference.

PMSE will have the open an d free Young Investigator & Future Faculty Social Hour and Career Panel. Along with daily Membership Desk Zoom calls if you have questions on your membership, volunteering, or interest in host a symposium.

Who We Are

PMSE was founded in 1924 as an association of scientists with an interest in understanding how to improve and understand paints and other polymeric coatings. The complex interactions and optimization between the polymeric material, solvents, substrates, and end use required a collaborative effort to understand fundamental property interactions. PMSE maintain this focus: connecting the unique design, functionality, engineering, and properties of macromolecular materials to make new and exciting applications for the world’s challenges.

Advancing Polymer Research

Focused on scientific discovery and research across macromolecular disciplines and their interaction with other scientific and engineering fields

Developing New Members

Developmental symposium and awards help promote new researchers and expose new ideas to the broader community

Connecting Our Community

Join PMSE and become a member of a supportive professional network of active and diverse members

News and Updates

Spring 2022 PMSE Best Poster Award Winners
The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards. Eight undergraduate and graduate students were selected …
2022 ACS Global Outstanding Student and Mentor Awards in Polymer Science and Engineering Award Winners
The 2022 award winners for the ACS Global Outstanding Student and Mentor Awards in Polymer Science and Engineering are Dr. Vivian Feig, advised by Prof. Zhenan Bao, of Standford University, …
Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners Announced
The 2022 award winners Meng Li and Dr. Baolin Guo from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) and the Frontier Institute of Science and Technology (FIST). The award article is "Two-Pronged Strategy of …
Prof. Devaraj is the Recipient of the 2021 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award
Dr. Neal K. DevarajUniversity of California, San Diego This year’s recipient is Dr. Neal K. Devaraj at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Devaraj is recognized for groundbreaking contributions …
2022 PMSE Young Investigator Symposium Honorees Announced
Twenty one researchers will present at the PMSE Young Investigator Symposium, to be held at the Fall 2022 National ACS meeting in Chicago, IL. The goal of this annual symposium …
2022 Future Faculty Symposium Honorees Announced
Twenty two researchers will present at the Future Faculty Symposium, to be held at the Fall 2022 National ACS meeting in Chicago, IL. The goal of this annual symposium is …
2022 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award to Prof. Frank A. Leibfarth
Frank A. Leibfarth University of North Carolina Prof. Leibfarth, University of North Carolina The editors of the Journal of Polymer Science and the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division …
2022 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering to Dr. Jill W. Alty
Jill Williamson Alty received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill under the direction of Prof. Frank Leibfarth and co-advised by Prof. Erik Alexanian. During …

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