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

Like thread through the eye of a needle, DNA, protein, and other chain-like biomolecules... Read More...

August 17, 2015

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

Research from Professors Al Crosby and Duncan Irschick was featured on a recent episode of Nature Knows Best, a nationally syndicated Fox network show. Mike Imburgia, Satyan Choudhary and Chris Barney of the Crosby group were also in... Read More...

October 26, 2016

A communication by Dong-Po Song, Aditi Naik, Shengkai Li, Alexander Ribbe and James J. Watkins* published in JACS.

The Watkins group has reported a simple strategy for the creation of large-area nanoporous hybrid films of silica... Read More...

October 14, 2016

An article by Svetlana Morozova, Gaojie Hu, Todd Emrick, and M. Muthukumar published in ACS Macro Letters.

Muthukumar’s group and their collaborators have studied the influence of segmental dipole orientation on the solution... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by N. A. W Bell, M. Muthukumar and U. F. Keyser published in Phys. Rev. E.

Using theory and collaborative experiments from the Cavendish team at the University of Cambridge, a fundamental understanding of how double... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Debasish Mondal and M. Muthukumar published in J. Chem. Phys.

Stochastic resonance (SR) explores how noise in a system is harnessed to synchronize the response of a system to an externally applied force field. ... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Hamid R. Shojaei and M. Muthukumar, published in J. Phys. Chem. B.

Muthukumar's group studied the passage of a vesicle through a smaller pore, taking into account its deformation and friction. By deriving the... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by A. M. P. Boelens and M. Muthukumar published in Physical Review E.

The drag in a turbulent flow is significantly  reduced in the presence of very small amounts of polymeric additives such as PEO or DNA. This long-... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Michael A. Leaf and M. Muthukumar published in Macromolecules.

To understand conductivity in films of poly(3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PEDOT:PSS), the structure and phase behavior of... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Svetlana Morozova, Paul Hamilton, Nathan Ravi, and M. Muthukumar published in Macromolecules.

Synthetic hydrogel systems are promising long-term candidates for therapeutic use as vitreous substitutes. To improve... Read More...

September 26, 2016

As of September 1, 2016, E. Bryan assumes the role of Polymer Science and Engineering Department Head.

September 26, 2016

An article by M. Muthukumar, published in J. Chem. Phys.

Details of crystallization processes of a polymer depend on the melt state and its previous history of preparation. Muthukumar has presented a theory for explaining this “... Read More...

September 9, 2016