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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

  • Jan
    28

    Professor Erik Berda

    Chemistry University of New Hampshire Rethinking Single-chain Nanoparticles Hosted by: Bryan Coughlin & Ken Carter
    3:35pm
    Seminars
  • Feb
    4

    Professor Jie He

    Chemistry University of Connecticut Title: TBA Hosted by: Todd Emrick
    3:35pm
    Seminars
  • Feb
    11

    Professor Katharine E. Jensen

    Physics Williams College Elastocapillary Adhesion Hosted by: Al Crosby
    3:35pm
    Seminars
  • Feb
    18

    Professor David S. Simmons

    Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering University of South Florida
    3:35pm
    Seminars

Alumni Spotlight

Shruti Rattan '13 - Senior Engineer (R&D) at DuPont

I feel fortunate to have learned the fundamentals of polymer science from the exemplary faculty members of PSE during my first-year coursework. I continue to apply the scientific fundamentals I imbibed during my time there in my current role as a scientist at DuPont. The interdisciplinary nature of research at PSE covering a wide spectrum of topics in polymer physics, chemistry, and engineering equips graduate students with strong technical knowledge and a unique skill set that prepares them for successful careers both in academia and industry. Although Ph.D. students pursue their dissertation with a special focus on a topic in polymer chemistry/physics/engineering, graduates from PSE are groomed as versatile polymer scientists making them strong hires for the industry.

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