Honors & Awards
Polymer Science and Engineering faculty are among the most prestigious scientists in the world. In the past year, Ryan Hayward received a Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award in addition to an American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry Unilever Award. Alex Briseno was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR-YIP). Al Crosby was awarded an ESPCI-Michelin Fellowship to visit academic and industrial laboratories in Paris. For outstanding accomplishments in nationally/internationally recognized research and creative activity, Tom Russell was given a 2011 UMass Convocation Award. Most recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to support a national research center for nanomanufacturing through a second round of funding for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) for which Jim Watkins is the director. For more details on our faculty, please visit our faculty home page.