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Todd was awarded the 2015 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award at the ACS Meeting in Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. This award is given to recognize and encourage accomplishments or innovation of unusual merit in the... Read More...

March 25, 2015

Al Crosby has been elected a 2014 NAI fellow for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the... Read More...

December 24, 2014

Jim Watkins assisted Chancellor Subbaswamy in welcoming the Mass Governor-elect Charlie Baker. This was reported on in the Boston Globe.

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December 5, 2014

An article written by Z. Page, Y. Liu, V. Duzhko, T. Russell and T. Emrick has been published in Science magazine.

The development of more efficient and longer lasting organic solar cells has been hampered by a trade-off between... Read More...

October 10, 2014

Jim was featured on Fox 25 Boston on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 regarding his research on biosensors.

This news story was based on the Boston Globe article,  "UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers” by Naila Moreira.

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August 8, 2014

Todd has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on Monday, August 11, 2014. A full list of... Read More...

August 4, 2014

An article by Y. Cao, Y. Liang, L. Zhang, S. Osuna, A.-L. M. Hoyt,  A. L. Briseno*, and K. N. Houk* is featured in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

The Houk (UCLA) and Briseno groups investigated the Diels–Alder reactions of pentacene (PT) and... Read More...

July 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

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today named the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal... Read More...

August 28, 2015
An article by Nakul Bende, Ryan Hayward, and co-workers establishes a simple design principle for how local weakening of an elastic shell can give rise to either smooth folding or snap-through transitions between bistable states,... Read More...
August 26, 2015

On August 18, 2015 at the PSE Alumni Dinner following the ACS Meeting in Boston, MA, the department was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan recognizing 50 years contribution to the... Read More...

August 24, 2015

Murugappan Muthukumar, Polymer Science and Engineering, is co-author of the cover story in the August 2015 issue of Physics Today on single-molecule sensing with nanopores.

August 17, 2015

Kenneth Carter will be presented with a POLY Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Fall ACS National Meeting on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

Carter has actively served the Division for over 22 years, beginning his service to... Read More...

July 15, 2015

Ryan Hayward is promoted to Full Professor as of September 1, 2015. Congratulations Ryan!

July 1, 2015

Alejandro Briseño officially received tenure and is promoted to Associate Professor as of September 1, 2015. Congratulations Alex!

July 1, 2015

Maria Santore and Post doc Surachate Kalasin, authors of a recent ACS Nano article and the focus of a May 2015 ACS Nano Pod Cast, Episode 94.  They describe their engineering approach to create the ultimate renewable surfaces that... Read More...

June 5, 2015

Thomas McCarthy was honored with the SPSJ International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan. He received this award on May 28th, 2015. 

June 3, 2015

An article by M. A. Reyes-Martinez, A. J. Crosby, and  A. L. Briseno.

Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez from the Briseno and Crosby groups developed a device to apply local strains of different magnitudes along the conducting channel in... Read More...

June 1, 2015

Connor Evans of Lesser Group received the Best Poster Award at the Cabot Student Material Research Forum on May 20, 2015.  His poster title was "Polyamide Processing in Superheated Water."  Connor presented research in which polyamide 6... Read More...

June 1, 2015

An article by Greg Grason published in ACS Macro Letters.

Chirality transfer from molecule to assembly is a ubiquitous process, occurring in every class of self-assembling materials, from liquid crystals to biological matter.... Read More...

April 27, 2015

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