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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

Fall 2022 Best Poster Award
A distinguished group of Judges from industry, academia, and government laboratories had the task of determining the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Competition at the Fall ACS meeting in …
Fall 2022 ACS Meeting Doolittle Award Awarded to Prof. Shana Olwyn Kelley
The Arthur K Doolittle Award recognizes an outstanding talk presented during a PMSE symposium at each of the Fall and Spring ACS National Meetings.  The award has two awardees, one per meeting.  …
2023 PMSE Distinguished Award to Peter Johnson
The PMSE Distinguished Service Award is given to recognize extensive, sustained contributions and service to the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division.  The first awardee was recognized in 1993, …
Open Abstract Submission for the Spring 2023 ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis
There are 17 open symposium sponsored or co-sponsored by PMSE for the spring ACS National Meeting. It will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from March 26 to March 30, 2023. …
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 …

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