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Ryan has been named the 2014 Dudley A. Saville Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University. His title is Tuning Interactions and Self-assembled Structures in Polymer Heterojunctions and Nanocomposites. He... Read More...

March 28, 2014

Russell recently published a perspective in Science on properties in nanoscopic polymer materials.

Publication Date: September 20, 2013

In his 1959 paper, Richard Feynman stated that the homogeneous properties of... Read More...

September 30, 2013

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Jared Harris (Carter Group) who has been awarded the prestigious 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!  The Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports... Read More...

April 9, 2014

Hsin-Wei Wang, Emily Pentzer, Todd Emrick,* and Thomas P. Russell* have recently published an article in ACS Macro Letters.

Published January 21, 2014 edition

Wang et al. prepared fibrillar structures from a low band gap... Read More...

March 28, 2014

Bing Fang and Maria Santore of the Polymer Science Department, along with Vince Rotello in Chemistry and Klaus Nusslein of Microbiology have designed surfaces that control bacterial adhesion.  Normally, when a soft object (including... Read More...

February 12, 2014

Dan is awarded the 2014 Pebbles Award at the 37th Annual Adhesion Society Meeting in Dan Diego, CA. The selection of awardees is based on abstracts submitted as contributions to the Annual Meeting. The awardees receive partial support... Read More...

February 12, 2014

Dan King has been selected to receive a Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Award for spring 2014.

The scholarship was designed to aid UMass Amherst graduate students who demonstrate academic merit and a commitment to the integration of... Read More...

February 7, 2014

Greg Tew has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. He will be inducted on March 24, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. aimbe.org

January 29, 2014

Yue Gai has been awarded the 2013 Arkema Fellowship. Arkema is a large manufacturer of polymers and a significant developer of polymer technologies. They continue to be impressed with the caliber of PSE students and have chosen to... Read More...

January 27, 2014

Michael is the 2013 Bayer Materials Science Merit Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding second year PSE students as judged by scholarly accomplishments accrued during the previous academic year. Factors weighed in... Read More...

January 27, 2014

Ryan Hayward is the 2014 John H. Dillon Metal recipient and is cited “for remarkably innovative and creative approaches to the design, realization, and analysis of responsive polymer gels and self-assembled systems.”  

January 6, 2014

Ying Zhou was selected as the 2013 Santos Go Memorial Merit Scholarship awardee. Based on her scholarly accomplishments accrued during the previous year, Ying was awarded as the most outstanding second year PSE student. For more... Read More...

January 6, 2014

Tood Emrick has been named a fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. Emphasizing the synthesis of new materials in his research laboratory over the past 13 years, Emrick has developed new polymer surfactants, self-healing polymers... Read More...

December 16, 2013

Dayong Chen was a 2013 winner in the Nikon Small World photomicrography competition for his image entitled Hydrogel Triad.

December 9, 2013

The UMass Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to Harry Bermudez effective January 19, 2014. Concurrent with his receipt of tenure is promotion to Associate Professor. Congratulations Harry!

November 20, 2013

An article entitled, Thieno[3,4‑b]thiophene Acceptors with Alkyl, Aryl, Perfluoroalkyl, and Perfluorophenyl Pendants for Donor−Acceptor Low Bandgap Polymers was recently published in Macromolecules.

Professors Coughlin and Lahti,... Read More...

November 13, 2013

Al Crosby has been chosen to receive a 2013 College of Natural Science Faculty Research Award to recognize his “exceptional contributions to research for the department, discipline, college and university.” He will be honored at the... Read More...

October 30, 2013

Jack will be honored at the CNS Faculty and Staff Awards Reception held on November 25th, 2013.

Congratulations Jack! We appreciate all of your hard work.

October 30, 2013

Henry received the second place Thermoset Research Award from the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association for his paper "Enhancing Mechanical Performance by Heterogeneity-Promoting Staged Fabrications.”

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October 28, 2013

The Journal of Polymer Science has recognized Prof. Ryan Hayward for his contribution to the field of polymer science with its Innovation Award.

In recognition of the award winner, a symposium is hosted in association with the ... Read More...

October 1, 2013

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