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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

As announced in the August 22nd issue of Chemical & Engineering News, Alejandro Briseño will be presented with the 2017 Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholar Award at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC on August 22, 2017... Read More...

August 24, 2016

M. Muthukumar has been selected to receive the 2017 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Muthu will be presented with this award in conjunction with the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA... Read More...

August 24, 2016

STEM FTI director Maria Santore, says the national magazine’s recognition is a welcome honor. “I am extremely pleased that this powerful program is being recognized at the national level. The success of STEM FTI is a testament to the... Read More...

August 12, 2016

The Boston Fox News story coverage including Jim Watkins' role in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Initiative is featured in the article "Sharpening Our Competitive Edge and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation" on the... Read More...

July 6, 2016

An article written by Brittany M. deRonde, Nicholas D. Posey, Ronja Otter, Leah M. Caffrey, Lisa M. Minter, and Gregory N. Tew* has been featured on the cover of Biomacromolecules.

Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)... Read More...

June 20, 2016

The UMass Amherst NRT Team also attended the panel discussion “Future STEM Leaders” on May 4, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

May 5, 2016

The Polymer Science and Engineering Department is a research partner in Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA), a new $317 million public-private partnership announced April 1 by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in support of... Read More...

April 15, 2016

An article by J. A. Labastide, H. B. Thompson, S. R. Marques, N. S. Colella, A. L. Briseno & M. D. Barnes is featured in a recent issue of Nature Communications.

The Barnes and Briseno groups analyzed single crystals of 7-8-... Read More...

April 13, 2016

Jim Watkins is featured in a video about the New England node of NextFlex, an academic and industry consortium tasked with developing a national ecosystem for research and development of flexible hybrid electronics.

April 10, 2016

Todd Emrick has received the 2016 Outstanding Research Award from the College of Natural Sciences.

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April 6, 2016

In the current issue of Nature Materials, Greg Grason, Douglas Hall and Isaac Bruss at UMass (PSE), with Justin Barone at Virginia Tech, identify the key factors that govern the final morphology of self-assembling chiral filament... Read More...

March 23, 2016

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