Deadlines Due

October 16, 2017

Technical Program Available

January 22, 2018

Attend the Conference

March 18-22, 2018

PMSE Symposia

PMSE is pleased to sponsor 16 symposia for the Spring 2018 National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting.

Award and Invited Symposia

Advances in Macromolecular Science & Engineering: Symposium in honor of David Schiraldi

Qinghuang Lin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 914-945-2366 qhlin@...
LaShanda Korley, Case Western Reserve University, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department, 216-368-1421, ltk13@...
Jon Pokorski, Case Western Reserve University, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department, 216-368-6373, jon.pokorski@....

Cooperative Research Award Symposium

Sadhan Jana, Department of Engineering, University of Akron, 330-972-8293, janas@...

Open Symposia

Additive Manufacturing of Structures and Functional Devices: Materials, Methods, Models, and Testing

Dan Berrigan, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, (937) 255-1503, email: john.berrigan.1@...
Jennifer A. Lewis, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, (617) 496-0233, email: jalewis@...
Chad R. Snyder, Materials Science and Engineering Division, NIST, (301) 975-4526, email: chad.snyder@...

Clay/Polymer Composites:  Nanoclays and Other Natural Nanoparticles

Yuri Lvov, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, ylvov@...
Nicholas Kotov, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, kotov@...
Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky, Materials Science Institute of Madrid, eduardo@...
Liqun Zhang, Center of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, zhanglq@...
Atsushi Takahara, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, takahara@....

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

This scope of this symposium is to cover general submissions of high impact in fields outside of the current symposium topics. This can include, but is not limited to, submissions covering polymeric materials, material science, polymer engineering, and coating technology.

Joint PMSE/POLY Poster Session

The Joint PMSE/POLY Poster is a highly attended poster session, held one evening during the conference.  Topics from any symposium or the general field of polymeric materials, chemistry, engineering, and coating technology are welcome to apply.  For PMSE submitted posters, a Best PMSE Poster Award is given to the top three posters of the session.

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium. 
Co-sponsored with PROF (primary sponsor)

Organized by: James Nowick, University of California, Irvine, jsnowick@uci.edu and
Mike Morris, University of California, Irvine, morrisma@uci.edu

PMSE-North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Joint Symposium on Surface Science of Membranes for Advanced Separations

Benny D. Freeman, University of Texas Austin, freeman@...
Dibakar Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky, DB@....

Polymers with Complex Architecture:  From Synthesis to Self-Assembly

Myungeun Seo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), +82-42-350-1119, seomyungeun@...
Chang Y. Ryu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 518-276-2060, ryuc@...
Justin G. Kennemur, The Florida State University, 850-644-3875, kennemur@...
Gila Stein, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 865-974-6769, gstein4@....

Supramolecular Crosslink Dynamics and Polymer Materials Mechanics

Niels Holten-Andersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, holten@...
Eric Appel, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, eappel@....

Symposium for Pan-American Polymer Science

Bradley D. Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, 617-715-4548, bdolsen@...
Catia Ornelas, Instituto de Quimica, A5-107, 55-19-3521-3066, catiaornelas@....

Synergy between Computation and Experiment in Accelerated Materials Discovery

Victoria Piunova, IBM Almaden Research Center, vapiunov@...
Seiji Takeda, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, NANOBIC, 81-50-3150-7234, seijikd@....

Third International Symposium on Polybenzoxazines:  Towards Diamond Jubilee of Benzoxazine Chemistry

Hatsuo Ishida, Department of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, hxi3@... 
Ian Hamerton, University of Bristol, ian.hamerton@...;
Pablo Froimowicz, University of Buenos Aires, Institute of Technology in Polymers and Nanotechnology, Buenos Aires, pxf106@...

Travel Support

PMSE and External Awards

For PMSE members, please see the following graduate student awards to help fund travel to ACS National meetings.

Additional resources are available from the American Chemical Society 

Please visit these links for further information on eligibility and requirements.

Conference Details

Locations, symposium schedule, and key events will updated as released.