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