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Past PMSE / POLY Plenary Speakers

2021 Fall – Julia Kornfield “Polymers and nanocomposites to treat vascular disease without a trace.”

2021 Spring – Timothy D. Lodge, Carnegie Mellon University. “Pillars of Polymer Science: A Perspective”

2020 Fall – Jeffrey Moore, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. “Materials Functions for Polymer Lifecycle Control.”

2020 Spring Timothy D. Lodge, Carnegie Mellon University. “Pillars of Polymer Science: A Perspective” (Delayed to 2021)

2019 Fall – Benny Freeman, “Ion solubility, diffusivity, and transport in charged polymer membranes”

2019 Spring – Craig J. Hawker, “Power of polymer synthesis:  Translation of basic materials research into social benefits”

2018 Fall – Timothy Bunning, “Translating polymer science and engineering into practice:  Air Force Materials Science and Technology”

2018 Spring – Zhenan Bao, Stanford University; “Skin-inspired polymer electronic materials and decides”

2017 Fall – Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota; “Frontiers in Polymer Science & Engineering

2017 Spring – Juan De Pablo, University of Chicago; “Directed Assembly of Hierarchical Polymeric materials”

2016 Fall – Dr. Christopher Bowman, University of Colorado;  “Smart polymer materials by design: Creating and implementing smart polymers with latent chemical functionality”

2016 Spring – Edmund Carnahan, The Dow Chemical Company; “Innovation in a mature field:  The commercialization of olefin block copolymers”

2015 Fall – Dr. Stephen Cheng, The University of Akron; “Polymers for optical technologies utilizing linear susceptibility”

2015 Spring – Karen Wooley, Texas A&M University; “A Celebration of the Award Winners”

2014 Fall – James L. Hedrick, IBM Research; “Organocatalytic Routes to Advanced Materials: From Semiconductors, Green Chemistry to Nanomedicine”

2014 Spring – Joseph DeSimone, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University; “Convergent Thinking to Drive New Approaches to Manufacturing”

2013 Fall – Barry Farmer, Air Force Research Laboratory; “Polymers in Aviation: Past, Present, and Future”

2013 Spring – Larry Wendling, 3M; “3M Technologies and Applications Related to Energy Market Opportunities”

2012 Fall – Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;  “Macromolecular Assembly for Novel Biomaterials Micropharmacies and Delivery Platforms”

2012 Spring – David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology;  “Reinterpreting of Genetic Code”

2011 Fall – James McGrath, Virginia Tech; “Contributions of Polymer Science and Resurgent U.S. Chemical Industry to the Chemistry of Air, Space, and Water”

2011 Spring – Anthony Sinskey, MIT; “Polyhydroxyalkanoates:  Past Present, and Future”

2010 Fall – David Mooney, Harvard University; “Materials to Program Cells In Situ”

2010 Spring – Paul Bloom, Archer Daniels Midland Co.; “Opportunities for Renewable Chemicals:  Impact and Needs”