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 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 …
2021 PMSE Fellows Announced
The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) has selected a new class of PMSE Fellows for 2020.  The following distinguished PMSE members have been chosen: Gregory Beaucage, Bhristian …
Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award to Dr. Brett P. Fors
Professor Brett P. ForsCornell University The editors of the Journal of Polymer Science and the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are delighted …
Global Outstanding Scientist Award Deadline Extended
Sponsored by the Chemical Marketing & Economics Topical Group of the American Chemical Society’s New York Section (CME), the Award recognizes two USA or international graduate students within one year …
Message from Lisa Baugh, PMSE Program Chair for the 260th ACS National Meeting
The ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo will feature thousands of presentations on new discoveries in science. The Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering has a full schedule …
2020 PMSE Young Investigator & Future Faculty Social Hour and Career Panel
Meet the 2020 PMSE Young Investigator and Future Faculty awardees at the virtual social hour spanning three evenings during the week of the Fall ACS Meeting and & Expo (August …

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