Spring 2021 Virtual

ACS Spring 2021 will be held online from April 5 – 30. Live oral technical presentations will be hosted from April 5 – 16, followed by two weeks of on-demand and networking content. PMSE is pleased to sponsor 15 oral symposia.

Awards and invited symposium for the meeting include:

  • 2020 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering:  Symposium in Honor of Ahmed Abuelyaman, Peter Bissinger, Christopher Bowman, Bradley Craig, Karsten Dede, Timothy Dunbar, Adrian Eckert, Babu Gaddam, Guy Joly, Larry Krepski, Joe Oxman, and Timothy Scott
  • 2021 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering:  Symposium in Honor of Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams & Donald Sjogren
  • Donald R. Paul Polymer Prize for Innovation Symposium

Attend the Virtual Conference

Live technical sessions will be held weekdays April 5 – 16. Networking events and on demand technical sessions* will be available April 17 – 30.

Sponsors

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Sessions

ACS Award for Team Innovation:  Symposium in Honor of Otto Berbee, Jaap den Doelder, Lori Kardos, Teresa Karjala, and Joe Ortega

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by PROF Division
Organizers 
Yifan Dong, Dow Chemical
[E-Mail Organizers]

Advances in Functionalized Polyolefin Synthesis

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Eva Harth, University of Houston
Damien S. Guironnet, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Changle Chen, University of Science and Technology of China
Bradley Carrow, Princeton University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Bio-inspired Macromolecular Materials 

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Matthew Webber, Notre Dame
Phillip Messersmith, University of California Berkeley
Sébastien Lecommandoux, Université Bordeaux
Neha Kamat, Northwestern University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Clay/Polymer Composites: Nanoclays and Other Natural Nanoproducts. 

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Yuri Lvov, Louisiana Tech University
Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan
Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky, Materials Science Institute of Madrid
Liqun Zhang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University
[E-Mail Organizers]

2020 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering:  Symposium in Honor of Ahmed Abuelyaman, Peter Bissinger, Christopher Bowman, Bradley Craig, Karsten Dede, Timothy Dunbar, Adrian Eckert, Babu Gaddam, Guy Joly, Larry Krepski, Joe Oxman, and Timothy Scott

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Cristina Thomas, 3M Corporation
Semra Colak Atan, 3M Corporation
[E-Mail Organizers]

2021 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering:  Symposium in Honor of Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams & Donald Sjogren

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Sadhan Jana, University of Akron
Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University
Erik C. Hagberg, ADM
[E-Mail Organizers]

Designing Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Sponsored by: PMSE, and co-sponsored by POLY Division
Organizers 
Jennifer Schaefer, University of Notre Dame
Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University
[E-Mail Organizers]

Donald R. Paul Polymer Prize for Innovation Symposium. 

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Benny Freeman, University of Texas
[E-Mail Organizers]

Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. 

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
John Gilmer, King University
Jason Jenkins, Eastman Chemical Company
[E-Mail Organizers]

Fundamentals of Macromolecular Crystallization

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Chad Snyder, NIST
Adam Burns, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
[E-Mail Organizers]

Fundamentals of Polymer Mechanics

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Edwin Chan, NIST
Yoan Simon, University of Southern Mississippi
[E-Mail Organizers]

General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
[E-Mail Organizers]

Macromolecular Materials for Structural Applications

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Hilmar Koerner, Air Force Research Laboratory
John Connell, NASA Langley
Ranji Vaidyanathan, Oklahoma State University
Matthew Celina, Sandia National Laboratories
[E-Mail Organizers]

PMSE/POLY Poster Session

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Lisa S. Baugh, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymers for the Environment

Sponsored by: PMSE
Organizers 
Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Wan-Ting Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
[E-Mail Organizers]

Supported and Co-Sponsored by the PMSE Division

Macromolecular Science at the Dawn of its Second Century

Sponsored by: POLY Division, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
Timothy Lodge, University of Minnesota
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University
Peter Zarras, United States Navy
[E-Mail Organizers]

Polymer Colloids Synthesis Analysis Modeling & Application

Sponsored by: POLY Division, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
James Bohling, Dow
Ibrahim El Hedok, 3M Corporation
Stephen Foulger, Clemson
Wei Gao, Dow
Danniebelle Haase, Dow
John Tsavalsa, University of New Hampshire
Wenjun Wu, Arkema
[E-Mail Organizers]

From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules

Sponsored by: POLY Division, and co-sponsored by PMSE
Organizers 
Michael Kloin, Temple University
Virgil Percec, University of Pennsylvania
[E-Mail Organizers]

Nominally Co-sponsored by the PMSE Division

Advances in Column-centered Separations

Sponsored by: ANYL Division, and co-sponsored by PMSE Division
Organizers 
Zuzana Zakjickova,
Jiri Urban,
[E-Mail Organizers]

Presidential Symposium: Chemistry and the Future of Plastics

Sponsored by: Committee on Science, and co-sponsored by PMSE Division
Organizers 
Teresa Fryberger, ACS
Young-Shin Jun, Washington University, St. Louis
[E-Mail Organizers]

Travel Support

For PMSE members, please see the following graduate student awards to help fund travel to ACS National meetings. Please visit these links for further information on eligibility and requirements.

Additional resources are available from the American Chemical Society