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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 2023 ACS Conference Preface
265th ACS National Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana Crossroads of Chemistry March 26-30, 2023 Dear Attendees:On behalf of the ACS PMSE Division, I would like to welcome you to the 265th ACS National …
2023 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award to Emily Pentzer
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 to present the 2023 Journal …
2023 Roy Tess Award to Peter Zarras
Dr. Peter Zarras received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Adelphi University (1984) (Garden City, N.Y.), M.S. degree in Chemistry from the Polytechnic University (1989) (Brooklyn, N.Y., now referred to …
2023 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering to Christopher DelRe
Chris received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley under the advisement of Professor Ting Xu in January 2021. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship …
Award Deadlines for 2023
Nominations for PMSE managed awards are shown below for the 2023 calendar year. Please see the PMSE Awards pages for the relevant award nomination package definitions and requirements. Award NameOpen …
2023 PMSE Fellows Announced
The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) have selected a new class of PMSE Fellows for 2023.  The following distinguished PMSE members have been chosen: …
Nominations for the 2023 Future Faculty Symposium and Early Investigator Symposium are now open
Nominations for both symposium held at the Fall National Meeting will be open until February 1, 2023. PMSE Future Faculty Symposium Honorees are chosen from postdocs who have made significant …
2023 Cooperative Research Award to Tyler Culp, Enrique Gomez, Manish Kumar, Mou Paul, Abhishek Roy, Jeffrey Wilbur
The collaborative research team is represented by DuPont, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Penn State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Tyler Culp, Penn State University Enrique Gomez, …

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