Purpose

Recognizes an outstanding poster presented by an undergraduate and graduate student during the PMSE poster session at each Fall and Spring ACS National Meetings.

Nature

Six awards will be made yearly, three at each of the National ACS Meetings. Each awardee will each receive a $200 award. Awardees will be acknowledged at the PMSE/POLY Awards Ceremony at the National ACS Meeting.

Selection Criteria

Posters are evaluated by a group of judges, selected by the PMSE Executive Committee, during the poster session. Finalists are identified and awardees selected before the conclusion of the poster session.

Eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students who present a PMSE poster.

2019 Fall Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Congratulations to Diego Luan Bertuzzi, Jessica Cashman, and Yun Liu as presenters for the best posters.

Synthesis and self-assembly of dendrimer-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) block copolymers containing folates for applications in biosensors and drug delivery systems [PMSE 306]
Diego Luan Bertuzzi,1,2 Catia Ornelas,3 Bradley D Olsen2

  1. Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
  2. Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  3. Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Campinas SP, Brazil

Increased flexibility in polyimide aerogel substrates for conformal, lightweight antennas [PMSE 329]
Jessica Cashman,1 Baochau N Nguyen,2 Bushara Dosa,1 Mary Ann Meador1

  1. NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  2. Ohio Aerospace Institute, North Royalton, Ohio, United States

Lewis pair-mediated ring-opening polymerization of cyclic disulfides: Building high molar mass polymers with dynamic s–s bonds [PMSE 394]
Yun Liu, Yuan Jia, Qiong Wu, Jeffrey Scott Moore

  1. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States

2019 Spring Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2019 ACS National Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Increased Thermal Properties of Benzoxazine Polymers Cured with End-group Tosylated Polymers [PMSE 369]

Ayesha Nadeem1, Emily A. Brown1, David A. Rider2
1 Department of Chemistry and 2 Department of Engineering & Design, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Fabrication, Optimization, and Analysis of Graphene Oxides Doped Polyvinylidene Flouride Nanocomposite for Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor Application [PMSE 450]

Omari Paul1, A. Thai1, A. Joaquin1, M. Ridley1, S. Jones1, C. Bufford1, A. Falconer1, A. Smith2, A. Ueda3, R. Mu1, F.R. Williams1
1 College of Engineering, Tennessee State University, Tennessee, United States
2 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, United States
3 Center for Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Dynamic Control of Hydrogel Crosslinking Through Reversible Sortase-meditated Transpeptidation [PMSE 500]

Matthew R. Arkenberg1, Dustin M. Moore2, Chien-Chi Lin1,2

1 Wheldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

2018 Fall Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.

Vapor-printed polymers for flexible electronics
PMSE 557

Won Jun Jo1, Vladimir Bulovic3, Karen Gleason2
1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
3 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Role of chain-end association life time in segmental and chain dynamics of associating telechelic polymers
PMSE 501

Kunyue Xing1, Martin Tress1, Pengfei Cao2, Fei Fan1, Shiwang Cheng2, Tomonori Saito2, Alexei P. Sokolov1,2
1 Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Polymerization induced order-order and disorder-order transitions in diblock copolymer-monomer blends
PMSE 459

Everett Zofchak1,2, Robert Hickey2, Jacob LaNasa2, Wenwen Mei2
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

2018 Spring Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2018 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Exploring “click” chemistry to synthesize and characterize cyclic polyethers
PMSE 366

Farihah Haque, Scott M. Grayson
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Synthesis, mechanical, and structural properties of piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride doped with barium titanate nanoparticles
PMSE 379

Akinwunmi Joaquim, Omari Paul, Robert Turner, Ranganathan Parthasarathy, Lizhi Ouyang, Yuri Barnakov, Frances Williams
Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Effect of phase separation on water barrier properties in epoxy/amine thermosetting polymers
PMSE 444

John Vergara2, Ian Donahue2, John J La Scala1, Joshua M Sadler1, Santosh Kumar Yadav2, Giuseppe Palmese2
1 Army Research Lab, RDECOM, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States;
2 Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States

2017 Fall Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the 2017 ACS Washington DC National Meeting.

Fluorinated non-planer precursors for enhanced structural arrangement in two-dimensional (2D) azine-linked covalent organic frameworks PMSE 342

Sampath B. Alahakoon, G.T. McCandless, A. Karunathilake, C. Thompson, R. Smaldone
University of Texas at Dallas, United States

Development of phosphate-presenting citrate-based polymer for orthopaedic applications PMSE 397

Qiyao Li, Jinshan Guo and Jian Yang
Pennsylvania State University, United States

Shrink-wrapped encapsulation of proteins and triggered traceless release through reactive self-assembly approach PMSE 465

Kingshuk Dutta, D. Hu, B. Zhao, A. Ribbe, J. Zhuang, S. Thayumanavan
University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

2017 Spring Best Poster Award Winners

The American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PMSE Best Poster Awards presented at the Spring 2017 ACS  National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Structural Characterization of Three-Helix Micelle Delivery Platform for Neurological Disease Treatment PMSE 385

Benson Jung, Joo Cuan Ang, and Ting Xu
UC Berkeley, United States

Physical, thermal, electrochemical and fuel cell performance study of sulfonated poly(phenelyne)s /novel branched polysulfone-based polymer blends PMSE 419

Behrooz Motealleh, Timothy Largier, Fei Huang, and Chris Cornelius
University of Nebraska, United States

Micellar thrombin-binding aptamers as reversible nanoscale anticoagulants PMSE 515

Alexander Roloff, Andrea Carlini, and Nathan Gianneschi
UC San Diego, United States