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Honors & Awards

Polymer Science and Engineering faculty are among the most distinguished scientists in the world. Senior and emeritus faculty hold numerous international awards and memberships in the most prestigious scientific societies. All of our recently hired junior faculty members hold CAREER awards from NSF and/or the Department of Defense. Take a look at some of the more recent awards. 

 

Al Crosby has been awarded the Adhesion Society's ‘Excellence in Adhesion Science’ Award for 2019. This award is sponsored by 3M. Al is noted for contributing significantly to the science and technology of soft materials, especially in... Read More...

November 14, 2018

Maria Santore and Sarah Perry (of Chemical Engineering) have received a 3-year $357,000 NSF grant to create complex coacervates that incorporate nano- and microparticles.  Charged particles have not previously been integrated through... Read More...

October 12, 2018

Professor Maria Santore was recently awarded ~$ 1M by the National Science Foundation to lead a 3-year program focusing on communication between bacteria and electronic devices based on tactile two-way interactions.  Along with Sloan... Read More...

October 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education has recently awarded the Polymer Science and Engineering Department a three year Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant totaling $950,000.  The funds will be used by PSE to continue... Read More...

October 12, 2018

Ryan Hayward has been elected a 2018 APS Fellow (American Physical Society) by the Division of Polymer Physics for developing innovative approaches to control the structure and properties of polymeric materials through processes of... Read More...

September 26, 2018

M. Muthukumar has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health of $1.4 million for four years for a research project entitled, "Computational Design Engine for Accurate and Efficient Sequencing of DNA and RNA"

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July 27, 2018

Prof. Coughlin has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.  He will be recognized for this achievement at the upcoming ACS Meeting in Boston at both the ACS Fellows Award Ceremony on Monday August 20, and again at the... Read More...

July 18, 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced this week that polymer scientist and chemical engineer Ryan Hayward has been named a finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards in the physical... Read More...

May 30, 2018

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Hayward as lead investigator and a team of researchers at UMass Amherst, the University of California, Riverside, Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, Kent State... Read More...

April 25, 2018

Professor Laura Bradley received the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award for her work developing "Universal Encapsulants: Depletant-Meditated Self-Assembly of Clickable Capsules."

April 9, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, Professor Santore was presented with the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus. She was presented with this medal during a reception that followed her talk, "From the... Read More...

March 12, 2018