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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 Spring ACS National Meeting will 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.