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

2021 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award to Dr. Chunying Chen
Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering are proud to announce that Dr. Chunying Chen is the winner of the 2021 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. …
2021 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science & Engineering: Dr. Austin M. Evans
Austin M. Evans received his Ph.D. in Chemistry as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Northwestern University with Prof. William R. Dichtel in 2020. During his graduate studies, he developed …
2021 ACS Awards in Polymer Science
Professor Craig Hawker is the recipient of the 2021 American Chemical Society Katheryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success. The award recognizes "outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within …
Message from Lisa Baugh on the PMSE Programming for the 261st ACS National Meeting
Welcome, attendees, to the 261st ACS National Meeting! PMSE was hoping to greet visitors in Texas (my home state) this Spring. San Antonio is beautiful this time of year, and …
2021 PMSE Distinguished Service Award to Melissa Grunlan
Melissa Grunlan is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Holder of the Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professorship in Engineering, TAMU Presidential Impact Fellow, and …
2021 Message From the Chair
To the extended PMSE community, it is an honor to serve as your 2021 Division Chair in these unique and sometimes trying times. I hope everyone is safe, has adapted …
2021 Cooperative Research Award to Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, and Donald Sjogren
Eric W. Cochran¹, R. Christopher Williams¹, and Donald Sjogren² ¹Iowa State University, ²Seneca Petroleum The 2021 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering recognizes the team of researchers from …
2021 Roy W. Tess Award to Shanti Swarup
Dr. Swarup, Life-long PPG Collegium Member, has been a highly valued contributor to PPG’s success for 32 years, with his entire career focused on developing and commercializing novel polymer architectures …

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