Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award

Purpose

The Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award is to recognize polymer scientists under the age of 40 to celebrate their significant research innovation and achievement in the field.

Nature

The Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award recipient is recognized with a symposium in association with PMSE at the ACS Fall National Meeting, followed by an open reception.

History

The polymer science landscape has evolved dramatically over the past 50 years, advanced by innovative scientists working on the chemistry and physics of polymer systems.  The award was initiated in 2012 to recognize new scientists and researchers.

Eligibility

The award is granted to an individual without regard for nationality and nominations who is under 40 are welcome from all sectors of industry, government and academia.

Nominations

Please see the Journal of Polymer Science nomination page for more details.

2021 Award Winner: Garret M. Miyake

Cornell 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 to present the 2021 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award to Dr. Garret M. Miyake. In the 10 years since its inception, the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award honors polymer scientists under the age of 40 to celebrate their significant research innovation and achievement in the field. Winners are recognized at a symposium in association with PMSE at the ACS Fall meeting.

Garret currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University with Professor Eugene Y.-X. Chen, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Robert H. Grubbs.

The research interests of the Miyake group include photoredox catalysis, organocatalyzed atom-transfer radical polymerization, the synthesis of block copolymers that self-assemble to photonic crystals, and additive manufacturing.

For Garret’s significant achievements, he has been recognized by several prestigious national awards, including the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Mark Young Scholar Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, NIH Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award for New and Early Stage Investigators, and highly competitive Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. In addition, he has been named a Cottrell Scholar and an ACS POLY Fellow.

Recognizing his exceptional track record and groundbreaking contributions to polymer chemistry and material science, we are thrilled to present him with the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award.

Past Winners

2020 Brett P. Fors

2019 Patricia Dankers

2018 Rachel O’Reilly

2017 Luis M. Campos

2016 Cyrille Boyer

2015 Rachel A. Segalman

2014 Brent Sumerlin

2013 Ryan Hayward

2012 Christopher Bielawski