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

Call for Nominations: PMSE Future Faculty Honorees and PMSE Young Investigator Awards
Nominate early-career emerging leaders for the 2022 PMSE Young Investigator Awards. Scientists in industry, academia, or national labs are awarded yearly by PMSE for awardees who make significant contributions within …
2021 PMSE CME Student & Mentor Awards–ACS Global Outstanding Graduate Student & Mentor Awards in Polymer Science and Engineering
2021 Award Winner The ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and the Chemical Marketing & Economics Topical Group of the American Chemical Society (CME), are proud to …
2021 PMSE Young Investigator Awardees
PMSE is pleased to announce 14 awardees to the 2021 Young Investigator Symposium. The goal of this annual symposium is to highlight and provide a forum for up to 15 …
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 …

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