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PMSE Sponsored Symposiums

Over 30 symposia are held annually across the two American Chemical Society national meetings, and PMSE works with polymeric research groups across the globe to foster international collaboration.

The 2022 Fall ACS National Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL on August 21 to 25, 2022. The current symposium are scheduled below.

Award Seminars


ACS Award for Team Innovation: Symposium in Honor of Philip Fontaine, Douglas S. Ginger, Suzanne Guerra, Pradeep Jain, & Jian Wang

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Brian Habersberger, Dow Chemical Company
Teresa Karjala, Dow Chemical Company
[E-Mail Organizers]

ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science: Symposium in Honor of Richard B. Kaner

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY
Organizers 
John Reynolds, Georgia Tech
Yue Wang, University of California – Merced
[E-Mail Organizers]

ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Matthew Tirrell

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by COLL
Organizers 
Blair Brettman, Georgia Tech
Amanda Marciel, Rice University
Artem Rumyantsev, University of Chicago
Samanvaya Srivastava, University of California – Los Angeles
[E-Mail Organizers]

Advances in Bioconjugate Materials for Biomedical Applications

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, University of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts
Zhifei Dai, Peking University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Advances in the Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling, & Application of Bottlebrush Polymers

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Charles Sing, University of Illinois
Damien Guironnet, University of Illinois
Justin Kennemur, Florida State University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Bioconjuate Chemistry Lecureship and Award: Symposium in Honor of Neal Devaraj

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Vincent M. Rotello, University of Massachusetts
Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bradley Smith, University of Notre Dame
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto
Deirdre McDaniel, University of Massachusetts
Zhifei Dai, Peking University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Carlos Toro, ACS
Sara Skrabalak, ACS
[E-Mail Organizers]

Cooperative Research Award: Symposium in Honor of Charles L. Liotta, Bharat I. Chaudhary, & Jeffrey M. Cogen (Invited)

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Pamela Pollet, Georgia Tech
[E-Mail Organizers]

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science (Invited)

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company
Thomas Hahn, Shurtape Technology
Kelly Burke, University of Connecticut
John Gilmer, King University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Functional Conjugated Polymers: From Fundamental Synthetic & Physical Chemistry to Emerging Applications

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Lei Fang, Texas A&M University
Xiaodan Gu, University of Southern Mississippi
Genevieve Sauve, Case Western University
Jie Xu, Argonne National Laboratory
[E-Mail Organizers]

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Megan Robertson, University of Houston
[E-Mail Organizers]

Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering: Symposium in Honor of Jill Alty

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Frank Leibfarth, University of North Carolina
[E-Mail Organizers]

Innovations in Drug Delivery

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Ankur Kulshrestha, Bristol Meyers Squibb
Srini Sridharan, Bristol Meyers Squibb
[E-Mail Organizers]

Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award: Symposium in Honor of Frank Leibfarth

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ying Jia, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, John Wiley and Sons
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Laura Bradley, University of Massachusetts
Emily Pentzer, Texas A&M University
Christopher Soles, NIST
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE Young Investigator Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Laura Bradley, University of Massachusetts
Emily Pentzer, Texas A&M University
Christopher Soles, NIST
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Megan Robertson, University of Houston
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture and Awards Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil
Semra Colak Atan, 3M
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE/POLY Student Chapter Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Rachel Bianculli, Virginia Tech
Sofia Goodrich, University of Florida
Daniel Verrico, Case Western University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymer Self-Assembly & Interfaces: Symposium Honoring Thomas P. Russell’s Career in Polymer Science (Invited)

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Jiun-Tai Chen, National Chiao Tung University
Xiaodan Gu, University of Southern Mississippi
Ilja Gunkel, Université de Fribourg
Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Tech
Du Yeol Ryu, Yonsei University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymers of Electrochemical Energy Storage & Conversion

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Shudipto Dishari, University of Nebraska
Jennifer L. Schaefer, University of Notre Dame
[E-Mail Organizers]

Porous Polymers

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Michael S. Silverstein, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Neil R. Cameron, Monash University
Ulrich Wiesner, Cornell University
William Dichtel, Northwestern University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Roy W. Tess Award: Symposium in Honor of Richard Spontak

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Peter Zarras, United States Navy
[E-Mail Organizers]

Synthesis, Properties, and Application of Sustainable Polymers

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
LaShanda Korley, University of Delaware
Samantha Kristufek, Texas Technological University
Megan Robertson, University of Houston
[E-Mail Organizers]


Co-Sponsored Symposia


Federally Funded Research in Polymer Circularity

Sponsored by: POLY, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
Kathryn Beers, NIST
Kate Peretti, DOE EERE
Christy Payne, NSF
[E-Mail Organizers]

Enabling the Circular Economy through Polymer Chemical Recycling

Sponsored by: CELL, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
Lucian Lucia, North Carolina State University
Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University
Michael Mazzotta, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
M. Barclay Satterfield, Eastman Chemical Co.
Glenn Larkin, Michigan Technological University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Advances in Packaging, Recycling, and Sustainability

Sponsored by: AGFD, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
John Koontz, FDA
Yoon Song, FDA
[E-Mail Organizers]


Special Events


PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture and Awards Reception
“A More Sustainable Future via Polymer Circularity”

Kathryn Beers, National Institute of Standards and Technology

McCormick Place Convention Center, Grand Ballroom S100cb
Wednesday, August 24 6-9 PM CDR

Sci-Mix

McCormick Place Convention Center, Hall F2 and Virtually through the ACS Platform
Monday, August 22 8-10 PM CDT

MACRO

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, August 23 12:30 PM CDT

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

In-Person: McCormick Place Convention Center, Hall F2
Tuesday, August 23 7 – 9 PM CDT

Virtual: ACS Meeting Platform
Wednesday, August 23 12 – 2 PM CDT

The 2022 Spring ACS National Meeting was be held in San Diego, CA: March 20 – 24, 2022. A dedicated page to the 2022 Spring ACS National Meeting will be available at the start of 2022. The current symposium are scheduled below.

A preface by Dan Savin, PMSE Chair-Elect, can be found here (pdf).


PMSE/POLY Keynote: Polymer Chemistries for Double Gyroid Morphologies — Past, Present, and Future

Speaker 
Karen Winey, University of Pennsylvania


3D Printing-enabled Polymeric Composites and Hybrid Systems

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Timothy Long, Arizona State University
Kun Fu, University of Delaware
Yang Yang, San Diego State University
Jay Park, University of Massachusetts
Kenan Song, Arizona State University
[E-Mail Organizers]

ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials: Symposium in honor of Zhenan Bao

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Vivian Feig, Harvard Medical School
Jie Xu, Argonne National Laboratory
Jeffrey Lopez , Northwestern University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Design and Characterization of Surface and Interface in Polymers

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Kohzo Ito, University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Jinnai, Tohoku University
Hung-Jue Sue, Texas A&M University
Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut
Keiji Tanaka, Kyushu University
[E-Mail Organizers]

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Daniel Savin, University of Florida
[E-Mail Organizers]

Molecular Design of Polymers with Multi-scale Mechanical Properties

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Helen Tran, University of Toronto
Danielle Mai, Stanford University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Next Generation of Functional Polymeric Materials: Correlating Structure, Property, and Application

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Zachariah Page, University of Texas, Austin
Emily Pentzer, Texas A & M University
A. J. Boydston, University of Wisconsin
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE Future Faculty Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
A. J. Boydston, University of Wisconsin
Will Gutenkunst, Georgia Tech University
Christopher Soles, NIST
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE Young Investigator Symposium

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Davita Watkins, University of Mississippi
Rudy Wojtecki, IBM
Beth Elacqua, The Pennsylvania State University
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY
Organizers 
Daniel Savin, University of Florida
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymer Processing: Nanomanufacturing and Nanofabrication

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Yifu Ding, University of Colorado at Boulder
Alamgir Karim, University of Houston
Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania
[E-Mail Organizers]

Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Polymer Brushes

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Edmondo Benetti, ETH Zurich
Harm Klok, EPFL – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Cargenie Mellon University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Triggers and Switches for Polymerization and Depolymerization

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Jeffrey Byers, Boston College
Jia Niu , Boston College
[E-Mail Organizers]


Technical programs are truly the heart of the Division’s activities. To propose a topic, please use see our submission guidelines. The Technical Programming Committee is always happy to assist prospective symposium organizers prior to completion of this form to ensure that the symposium aligns within PMSE’s core audience.


ACS Fall 2022: August 21 – 25 [ Chicago, IL and Online ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Spring 2023: March 26 – 30 [ Indianapolis, IN ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Fall 2023: August 13 – 17 [ San Francisco, CA ]
Proposed Symposium Schedule Available

ACS Spring 2024: March 17 – 21 [ New Orleans, LA ]
Scheduling Open – Organize a Symposium

ACS Fall 2024: August 18 – 21, 2024 [ Denver, CO ]
Scheduling Open – Organize a Symposium

ACS Spring 2025: March 23 – 27 [ San Diego, CA ]

ACS Fall 2025: August 17 – 21 [ Washington, DC ]


Past Conferences


Past conference pages are listed here.