In 1924 at the 67th National American Chemical Society Meeting, the Paint and Varnish Section held their first symposium on paint and varnish chemistry. After 100 years of symposium across 200 national meetings, the members of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division recognize the century of accomplishments from those early beginnings.
At the 267th American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans, LA, the Division plans to host multiple symposium and events celebrating the past success and future of polymer material science through chemistry.
Special Centennial Panel and Award Symposium
PMSE Centennial: Panel Discussion on the Future of Plastics
This panel discussion with PMSE researchers will explore new research directions in the fields of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering.
PMSE Centennial: Future Leaders of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
This symposium will honor graduate student and postdoctoral researchers who have made significant contributions to their respective fields within Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering and are selected as PMSE Future Leaders.
Celebration of Success and New Frontiers in Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
This symposium will highlight research advances and new directions in Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering and honor the contributions of PMSE researchers.
Topics will cover a broad range of applied polymer science from the last 100 years, and a future look and new technologies which will shape the next 100 years of polymer science and engineering.
100 Years of Polymer Structures: Active Materials for Thin Films and Interfaces
As a celebration of our 100-year history of the polymer hypothesis, we propose a symposium on active polymeric materials in thin films and interfaces. This symposium will include featured speakers from Germany, especially Freiburg, where Prof. Staudinger elaborated his seminal idea of polymers as covalently linked chain molecules and where the tradition of excellence in polymer research have continued.
The symposium will explore recent developments in functional polymers, including but not limited to active materials and responsive materials for various applications.
Department of Defense Symposium on Excellence in Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
In the past century, polymeric materials science and engineering have tremendously impacted our nation and beyond on critical technology development ranging from structural materials to functional devices for military and defense industries. In addition, these technologies have directly influenced many other sectors, including automobiles, energy, bio-medicals, sensors, and household commodities.
This symposium celebrates the success of a group of selected scientists from DOD funded programs who made a tremendous impact through their fundamental research in polymeric materials, especially related to the design and characterization of functional materials, advances in optics and electronics, coatings, and sensors. In addition to technical talks, this symposium will have an expert panel session (academia, industry, and government labs) to discuss current challenges and future opportunities. The topics include leveraging partnerships with cross-sectors and interdisciplinary teams, increasing productivity, efficiency, competitiveness, and accelerating breakthroughs.
In addition to technical talks, this symposium will have an expert panel session. This panel will include world-renowned experts (academia, industry, and government labs) to discuss current challenges and future opportunities. The topics include leveraging partnerships with cross-sectors and interdisciplinary teams, increasing productivity, efficiency, competitiveness, and accelerating breakthroughs.