Home

Picture of students working in the lab on soft materials - polymers

UMass PSE Graduate Program

We provide a broad education, spanning core principles in synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science, and engineering - defining the frontiers of polymers and soft materials through research, scholarship and community.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    1

    Special Seminar - Professors Daniel Söderberg and Lars Wågberg from KTH

    Professors Söderberg and Wågberg from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden will be visiting Conte to give a special seminar on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
    3:00pm
    Seminars, Special Event
  • Dec
    2

    Professor Tim Swager

    Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    3:35pm
    Seminars
  • Dec
    5

    Ria Ghosh

    Effect of Chemical Identity and Morphology on Water Transport in Amphiphilic-Zwitterionic Block Copolymer Membranes Advised by: E. Bryan Coughlin
    10:00am
    Dissertation Defense
  • Dec
    9

    Professor Christopher Bates

    Materials Department University of California, Santa Barbara
    3:35pm
    Seminars

NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Professor Steve Granick - Robert Barrett Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering

The PSE Department is delighted to announce the hiring of Professor Steve Granick, who has been nominated for, and will soon be affirmed as, the new Robert Barrett Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering.  Granick is a world-renowned polymer scientist who previously was Professor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and Director of the Center for Soft and Living Matter at the Institute of Basic Science in South Korea.  Granick gained his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin, respectively, and he did two post-doctoral stints, one at the University of Minnesota with Matt Tirrell and one at the Collège de France with P.G. de Gennes.  

Steve Granick photo
Picture of apple picking with PMSE/POLY at  Cold Springs Orchard in Belchertown