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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

Shaw Ling Hsu was honored with a Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan. He received this award on May 28th from President Mitsuru Akashi for his contributions in the field of polymer... Read More...

June 30, 2014

Ilker received  an award from the Global Academic Competition co-sponsored by The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute partnered with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  for his submission entitled, "... Read More...

June 13, 2014

Coralie Backlund has been awarded an NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship for a 3 month research experience in Japan for her submission entitled Understanding How to Breach the Cell Membrane to Enhance Therapeutic... Read More...

June 9, 2014

Joel Sarapas has been awarded an NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship for a 3 month research experience in Japan for his submission entitled Understanding Phase Separation in Multiblock Copolymers.

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June 9, 2014

Rachel Letteri has been awarded an NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship for an 8-week research experience in Singapore for her submission entitled Stimuli-responsive Capsules from Polymer-covered Gold Nanorods. ... Read More...

June 9, 2014

On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, The Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences of the Université​ Catholique de Louvain conferred upon Tom Russell the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. Through this distinction the University wished to pay... Read More...

May 28, 2014

Al Crosby was honored with an Early Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, on Thursday, May 15, 2014. 

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May 12, 2014

The Briseno group is invited by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces to highlight the recent progress in oligothiophene semiconductors for organic devices. This article entitled, "Oligothiophene Semiconductors: Synthesis,... Read More...

April 23, 2014

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

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

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 was inducted on March 24, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. aimbe.org

January 29, 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

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

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

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