PMSE Fellows

Purpose

PMSE Fellowship was established to honor a small percentage of PMSE members who have made significant contributions to the science and engineering of polymeric materials.

Nature

Selected PMSE Fellows are honored with a plaque at the PMSE Division Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Spring National ACS Meeting.  PMSE Fellows are authorized by the division to use the letters FPMSE (Fellow of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division) as a post-nominal title in connection with their professional activities.

History

The PMSE Fellow Program was started in 2000 to honor PMSE Members for scientific and technological contributions to polymer material science and engineering.  A list of current PMSE Fellow are found below.

Selection Criteria

Primary: Recognition for specific scientific or technological contributions to polymer materials science and engineering or applied polymer science, or overall advancement of the field of polymeric materials science and engineering or applied polymer science.

Secondary: Substantial service to PMSE may also used for the selection of worthy candidates.

Nominations

A PMSE Member in good standing for at least five (5) years.  An individual may be nominated by PMSE member(s). A nomination should be submitted as a single pdf file, consisting of:

  1. A nomination statement, including a 20-word or less citation. (For examples, please see the current list of PMSE Fellows below.)
  2. An up-to-date CV of the nominee
  3. At least two nomination letters
  4. If available, supporting information (e.g. news stories, testimonials by others especially for proprietary work)

The nominator(s) should send the pdf to the PMSE Fellow Selection Committee, available at pmsefellows@pmsedivision.org.  Current Selection Committee members are Shu Yang (University of Pennsylvania), Scott Eastman (Henkel Adhesive Technologies), and Vivek Prabhu (NIST).

Deadline for Nomination

October 15 of each calendar year for consideration in the following year.  (e.g. October 15, 2018 for consideration for 2019 PMSE Fellow)

Selection Process

Nomination packages remain valid for three years. Nomination packages are reviewed by a group of ad hoc judges and the PMSE Fellow Selection Committee.

2019 PMSE Fellows

Zhiqun Lin, Nicholas Peppas, Jeffrey Pyun, Dean Webster

Zhiqun Lin - Georgia Tech

“For controlled evaporative self-assembly of polymers and precision synthesis of functional nanocrystals using nonlinear block copolymers as templates”

Dr. Zhiqun Lin is currently Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. He moved to Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011, and become a Professor in 2014. His research interests include polymer-based nanocomposites, block copolymers, polymer blends, conjugated polymers, functional nanocrystals, solar cells, batteries, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, thermoelectrics, hierarchically structured and assembled materials, and surface and interfacial properties. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and an editorial advisory board member for Nanoscale. He is a recipient of Frank J. Padden Jr. Award in Polymer Physics from American Physical Society, an NSF Career Award, and a 3 M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. He became a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2014, a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow in 2015, and an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2018. More information on his research can be found at http://nanofm.mse.gatech.edu/.

 

Nicholas Peppas - The University of Texas At Austin

“For seminal contributions to diffusional problems in glassy polymers and soft matter and for pioneering works on the synthesis and properties of hydrogels”

Nicholas A. Peppas is the Cockrell Family Regents Chaired Professor in the Departments of Chemical, Biomedical Engineering, Pediatrics, Surgery and Pharmacy, at the University of Texas at Austin.   Over the past 43 years he has set the fundamentals and rational design of solute diffusion in glassy and rubbery polymers. He has also contributed to the kinetics of fast polymerization reactions. development of novel biomaterials and to protein diffusion in controlled release devices and biological tissues.  Dr. Peppas is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (Founders Award, 2012), the National Academy of Medicine (Adam Yarmolinksy Award, 2018), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of France, the Royal Academy of Spain, the Academy of Athens and the Academy of Texas.   He has been recognized with about 150 international awards.  In 2008, AIChE named him one of the “One Hundred Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era”.   He is a fellow of ACS, AAAS, AIChE, APS, ACS, MRS, SFB, BMES, AIMBE, CRS, AAPS, and ASEE. Authored of more than 1,300 publications (123,000 citations, H=163) he has supervised the research of more than 110 PhDs and about 180 postdocs and graduate students. Peppas holds a Dipl. Eng. from the NTU of Athens (1971), a Sc.D. from MIT (1973), and honorary doctorates from 10 other Universities. Peppas has been an active member of the ACS PMSE Division since 1975. He was active in the Technical Program Committee, the Education Committee and the ProSpectives ACS Conferences. He has edited or authored four ACS Symposia volumes based on ACS PMSE Symposia. He is an Inaugural ACS Fellow (2010), an ACS IEC Fellow (2019),  recipient of the 2014 Applied Polymer Science Award, and the Newsmaker of the Year ACS Award  (2002). In August 2019 he will be receiving the Herman Mark Polymer Award at the San Diego ACS meeting.

 

Jeffrey Pyun - University of Arizona

“For outstanding contributions to the synthesis of organic/inorganic hybrid polymeric materials and their applications in sustainability, energy, and defense.”

 Professor Jeffrey Pyun is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arizona.  In Fall 2004, he joined the faculty in Chemistry at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 has been a Full Professor since 2015.  Prof. Pyun’s research interests focus on the synthesis, self-assembly, characterization and device evaluation of novel polymers, nanoparticles, and nanocomposites materials.   He is currently working on materials are anticipated to broadly impact the areas of information storage, optical materials, sulfur utilization, photocatalysis-solar fuels and energy storage technologies. In 2002, he obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry with Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski at Carnegie Mellon University working in the area of controlled radical polymerization applied to the synthesis of organic/inorganic hybrid materials. He then moved on to postdoctoral research in a joint position with Prof. Jean M.J. Fréchet and Prof. Craig J. Hawker at the IBM Almaden Research Center from 2002-2004 focusing on the synthesis of complex macromolecular  architectures for catalysis.  Since 2009, he has also served as a World Class University Professor, in the School of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Seoul National University.  Prof. Pyun’s research contributions have been recognized by a number of prestigious awards for young investigators, namely, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and the important contributions to the magnetic tape industry thru the Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC) Technical Achievement Award.  He has also been recognized by the University of Arizona with the Innovation and Impact Award from Tech Launch Arizona and the Academic Innovator of the Year in 2017 from the State of Arizona. He was also recently appointed as a Kavli Fellow from the Kavli Institute and the US National Academy of Science.

 

Dean Webster - North Dakota State University

“For his dedicated service to the polymer community and his formative contributions and advancement in durable bio-based polymers and biofouling coatings.”

Dean Webster is Professor and Chair in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science both from Virginia Tech.  Prior to joining NDSU in 2001 he worked for Sherwin-Williams and at Eastman Chemical Company.  He is the recipient of the 2011 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings Science given by the American Chemical Society,the 2013 Joesph Mattiello Lecture award given by the American Coatings Association, and the Waldron Research Award given by the NDSU Alumni Association. He was named Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2016. His research is in the area of new high performance polymer systems for coatings and composites, nanocomposites, polymers for marine antifouling coatings, and use of renewable resources in polymers and coatings systems.

PMSE Fellow Classes

2000 - 2019

Inducted as the Nineteenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the Orlando ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019.

  • Zhiqun Lin
  • Nicholas Peppas
  • Jeffrey Pyun
  • Dean Webster

Inducted as the Eighteenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the New Orleans ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018.

  • Brian Benicewicz
  • Christopher Stafford
  • A. Jay Dias
  • Shu Yang

Inducted as the Seventeenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the San Francisco ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017.

  • Matthew Becker
  • Heather Maynard
  • Marek Urban

Inducted as the Sixteenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the San Diego ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, March 16 2016.

  • Antonio Facchetti
  • Jung-Il Jin
  • Shiro Kobayashi
  • Karen I. Winey

Inducted as the Fifteenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the Denver ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, March 25 2015.

  • Hatsuo Ishida
  • Qinghuang Lin
  • Michael Mackay
  • Greg Rutledge
  • Uli Wiesner

Inducted as the Fourteenth Class of PMSE Fellows  at the Dallas ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening April 14, 2014.

  • Emmanuel Giannelis
  • Jay F. Kunzler
  • David Martin
  • Edwin L. “Ned” Thomas

Inducted as the Thirteenth Class of PMSE Fellows at the New Orleans ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening April 10, 2013.

  • Timothy J. Bunning
  • Todd Emrick
  • Andy Lovinger
  • Darrin Pochan
  • John Reynolds
  • Michael Rubner
  • Kenneth J. Shea
  • James Wang

Inducted as the Twelfth class of PMSE Fellows  at the San Diego ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception.

  • Stephen Z. D. Cheng
  • Lloyd Robeson
  • Jimmy Mays
  • Abhimanyu O. Patil

Inducted as the Eleventh class of PMSE Fellows  at the Anaheim ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, March 30, 2011.

  • Rigoberto Advincula
  • Zhenan Bao
  • Patrick E. Cassidy
  • Joseph M. DeSimone
  • Douglas L. Gin
  • Charles C. Han
  • Thomas P. Russell
  • Richard A. Vaia

Inducted as the Tenth class of PMSE Fellows at the San Francisco ACS Meeting during the joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception on Wednesday evening, March 24, 2010.

  • Benny D. Freeman
  • Jeffrey S. Moore
  • Judy S. Riffle

Inducted as the Ninth class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE Awards Luncheon at the Salt Lake ACS Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2009.

  • Craig Hawker
  • Alex K-Y. Jen
  • Lon J. Mathias
  • Christopher K. Ober
  • Garth Wilkes

Inducted as Eighth class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE/POLY Awards Reception at the Chicago ACS National Meeting on Monday, March 26, 2007.

  • James Crivello
  • Mohamed El-Aasser
  • James Stoffer
  • Wen-Li Wu

Inducted as the Seventh class of PMSE Fellows during the Awards Lunch at the Atlanta ACS National Meeting on Monday, March 27th, 2006.

  • Anne Hiltner
  • Robert Miller
  • Donald Plazek
  • Richard Stein
  • Robert Weiss

Inducted as the Sixth class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE Awards Lunch at the San Diego ACS Meeting on Monday, March 14th, 2005.

  • Eric Amis
  • David Lohse

Inducted as the Fifth class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE Awards Lunch at the Anaheim ACS Meeting on Monday, March 29th, 2004.

  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
  • Bill MacKnight
  • Don Schulz

Inducted as the Fourth class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE Awards Lunch at the New Orleans ACS Meeting on Monday, March 24th, 2003.

  • Guy C. Berry
  • Frank E. Karasz
  • Moshe Narkis
  • Dennis G. Peiffer
  • Virgil Percec
  • Kenneth B. Wagener

Inducted as the Third class of PMSE Fellows during the PMSE Awards Lunch at the Orlando ACS Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2002.

  • Bill Culbertson
  • Hiroshi Ito
  • Michael Jaffe
  • James McGrath
  • Elsa Reichmanis
  • Leslie Sperling
  • S. Richard Turner
  • Paul L. Valint
  • Mitchell A. Winnik

Inducted as the Second class of PMSE Fellows at the PMSE Awards Lunch at the San Diego ACS Meeting on Monday, April 2, 2001.

  • Eric Baer
  • James Economy
  • Frank N. Jones
  • Lieng-Huang Lee
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • George R. Pilcher
  • Duane B. Priddy
  • Albert F. Yee

Inducted as the Inaugural Class of PMSE Fellows at the Washington DC ACS Meeting in August 2000 were 16 members:

  • Dave Bauer
  • Ray Dickie
  • John Gillham
  • Ted Provder
  • Murrae Bowden
  • Lew Fetters
  • Jack Koenig
  • Larry Thompson
  • Charles Carraher
  • Jean Fréchet
  • Jim Mark
  • Dave Tirrell
  • Clara Craver
  • John Gardon
  • Don Paul
  • Grant Willson

ACS Fellows

A subset of PMSE members are also ACS Fellows, which was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.  More information on the ACS Fellows program can be found at ACS.org.  A full list of ACS Fellows in PMSE can be found at the following link.

An alphabetical list of ACS and PMSE fellows is provided below. Members are denoted by the year of their ACS Fellowship.

  • Rigoberto Advincula (2010)
  • Eric Amis (2012)
  • Paul Anderson (2009)
  • Ronald Archer (2011)
  • Eric Baer (2011)
  • Jamil Baghdachi (2014)
  • Neelakantan Balasubramanian (2017)
  • Zhenan Bao (2011)
  • Rodney Bartlett (2010)
  • Jacqueline Barton (2014)
  • Lawrence Barton (2012)
  • Lisa Baugh (2016)
  • Edwin Becker (2009)
  • Kathryn Beers (2014)
  • Jerry Bell (2010)
  • Robert Bergman (2011)
  • K Berlin (2011)
  • Pradip Bhowmik (2014)
  • Frank Blum (2009)
  • Arindam Bose (2009)
  • Mary Boyd (2015)
  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley* (2012)
  • Mitchell Bruce (2014)
  • Samuel Bryan (2013)
  • Janet Bryant (2011)
  • Morris Bullock (2012)
  • Timothy Bunning (2017)
  • James Burke (2010)
  • Cynthia Burrows (2010)
  • Charles Campbell (2011)
  • James Canary (2013)
  • Guang Cao (2012)
  • Charles Carraher (2010)
  • Peggy Cebe (2015)
  • Edwin A. Chandross (2009)
  • Eun-Woo Chang (2010)
  • James Chao (2013)
  • Sally Chapman* (2012)
  • Hongyu Chen (2018)
  • Jingguang Chen (2013)
  • N. Cheng (2009)
  • Christine Chow (2015)
  • Sue Clark (2010)
  • Judith Cohen (2010)
  • Terrence Collins (2013)
  • Catherine Costello (2011)
  • E. Bryan Couglin (2018)
  • Arthur Coury (2011)
  • Norman Craig (2010)
  • Bryce Crawford* (2009)
  • James V. Crivello (2011)
  • Glenn Crosby (2009)
  • Bill M. Culbertson (2012)
  • Mark Dadmun (2015)
  • Hai-Lung Dai (2010)
  • William Daly (2010)
  • John Dawson (2010)
  • Joseph Desimone (2012)
  • Anthony Dias (2015)
  • Ray Dickie (2012)
  • Michael Doyle (2009)
  • James Economy (2012)
  • Mostafa El-Sayed (2009)
  • Todd Emrick (2014)
  • Alan English (2010)
  • Barry Farmer (2013)
  • Erik Fernandez (2011)
  • Daniel Flynn (2013)
  • Warren T. Ford (2010)
  • Natalie Foster (2014)
  • Jean Frechet (2010)
  • Benny Freeman (2011)
  • Alfred French (2010)
  • Glenn Fuller* (2009)
  • Mary Good (2009)
  • Bernard Gordon, III (2012)
  • Sergio Granados-Focil (2017)
  • Harry Gray (2009)
  • George Gross (2010)
  • Robert Grubbs (2009)
  • Kathleen O'Leary Havelka (2010)
  • Craig Hawker (2010)
  • Janan Hayes (2012)
  • Rigoberto Hernandez (2010)
  • Thomas Higgins (2016)
  • Herbert Hill (2011)
  • K W Hipps (2010)
  • Andrew Holder (2011)
  • Derek Horton* (2011)
  • Bob Howell (2011)
  • Benjamin Hsiao (2011)
  • Xuefei Huang (2013)
  • Russell Hughes (2011)
  • Leonard Vincent Interrante (2010)
  • Michael Jaffe (2012)
  • Johanna Jansen (2011)
  • Malika Jeffries-EL (2018)
  • Alex Jen (2011)
  • Julie Jessop (2017)
  • Russell Johnson (2010)
  • Christopher Jones (2015)
  • Loretta Jones (2014)
  • Paul Jones (2010)
  • Roger Jones (2012)
  • Wayne Jones (2010)
  • William Jones (2010)
  • Kenneth Jordan (2009)
  • Howard Katz (2010)
  • George Kauffman (2011)
  • Joseph Paul Kennedy (2012)
  • R Bruce King (2009)
  • Michael Klein (2011)
  • Stephen Koch (2014)
  • Diane Krone (2010)
  • Ramesh Kumar (2015)
  • Richard Laine (2015)
  • Joseph Lambert (2012)
  • Clark Landis (2012)
  • Christine Landry-Coltrain (2016)
  • Thomas Lane (2011)
  • Cato Laurencin (2014)
  • Chao-Jun Li (2015)
  • Eric K. Lin (2018)
  • Qinghuang Lin (2014)
  • Gang-Yu Liu (2010)
  • Hung-Wen Liu (2014)
  • Timothy Lodge (2010)
  • David Lohse (2010)
  • Timothy Long (2009)
  • Joseph Mabry (2015)
  • David C. Martin (2015)
  • Hedi Mattoussi (2011)
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (2010)
  • Jimmy Mays (2011)
  • Laura McConnell (2014)
  • Anne McCoy (2009)
  • James E. McGrath (2009)
  • Robert McMahon (2011)
  • Gerald Meyer (2010)
  • Robert Miller (2011)
  • Terry Miller (2010)
  • Nancy Mills (2011)
  • James Moore (2011)
  • Jeffrey Moore (2010)
  • John Moore (2009)
  • Robert B Moore (2013)
  • Robert S Moore (2014)
  • Christopher Ober (2009)
  • William Oliver (2012)
  • Michael Owen (2010)
  • Thomas J. Pacansky (2010)
  • Kathlyn Parker (2009)
  • Donald Paul (2009)
  • Eli M. Pearce (2009)
  • Nicholas Peppas (2011)
  • Kirk Peterson (2014)
  • Lisa Peterson (2013)
  • John Pochan (2012)
  • Ned Porter (2013)
  • Theodore Provder (2011)
  • Buddy Ratner (2011)
  • Kenneth Raymond (2013)
  • Richard Register (2012)
  • Elsa Reichmanis (2009)
  • Charles Reynolds (2010)
  • Yorke Rhodes (2011)
  • John Richard (2014)
  • Ryan Richards (2014)
  • Judy Riffle (2010)
  • Sara Risch (2012)
  • Robin Rogers (2009)
  • Stuart Rowan (2018)
  • Ann Beal Salamone (2009)
  • Joseph C. Salamone (2010)
  • Maria Santore (2010)
  • Phillip Savage (2012)
  • Daniel A. Savin (2018)
  • Henry Schaefer (2009)
  • Kirk Schanze (2011)
  • David Schiraldi (2013)
  • Diane Schmidt (2011)
  • Kathleen Schulz (2009)
  • Wallace Schulz (2011)
  • Lawrence Scott (2012)
  • Sadiq Shah (2014)
  • John Sharkey (2011)
  • John E. Sheats (2010)
  • Myron Simon (2014)
  • J Ernest Simpson (2012)
  • James Skinner (2012)
  • Dennis Smith (2010)
  • Janet Smith (2014)
  • Patrick Smith (2011)
  • Thomas Smith (2009)
  • Christopher Soles (2016)
  • Chunshan Song (2010)
  • James Spencer (2016)
  • Leslie H. Sperling (2010)
  • George Stanley (2011)
  • E Strom (2009)
  • Timothy Swager (2013)
  • Sunny Tang (2011)
  • John Texter (2015)
  • Kimberly Thomas (2011)
  • David Tirrell (2010)
  • Vladimir Tsukruk (2014)
  • Sam Turner (2009)
  • Kathryn Uhrich (2014)
  • Richard Vaia (2015)
  • Kenneth Wagener (2011)
  • Ann Walker (2011)
  • Edward Walsh (2014)
  • Paul Walter (2013)
  • Dujin Wang (2018)
  • Yong Wang (2010)
  • Michael Ward (2011)
  • Edel Wasserman (2012)
  • Linette Watkins (2014)
  • Dean Webster (2016)
  • Paul Weiss (2010)
  • Robert Weiss (2010)
  • Christopher Welch (2010)
  • Richard Williams (2012)
  • Tracy Williamson (2016)
  • Vickie Williamson (2015)
  • Carlton Willson (2009)
  • Richard Willson (2014)
  • Angela Wilson (2010)
  • Bobby Wilson (2011)
  • George Wilson (2013)
  • Marinda Wu (2015)
  • Kenneth Wynne (2009)
  • Younan Xia (2014)
  • Elaine Yamaguchi (2010)
  • Edward Yeung (2011)
  • Jin Z. Zhang (2011)
  • Bing Zhou (2012)
  • Hong-cai Zhou (2016)
  • Weichang Zhou (2013)