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PSE shares a short video - pictures of our doctoral graduates, friends and families.

2020 PSE Graduation Celebration Video

May 8, 2020

PSE students and faculty doing one of the things they love best - Outreach!

Holyoke Public Schools Media Center created this terrific video of the outreach event from January 29, 2020!

.Holyoke STEM Academy / Conte Polymer... Read More...

February 5, 2020

A paper entitled, "Rationalizing the Composition Dependence of Glass Transition Temperatures in Amorphous Polymer/POSS Composites" was recently published in ACS Macro Letters by Walter W. Young*, Joseph P. Saez, Reika Katsumata*. A... Read More...

October 20, 2021

Investigating Time-Dependent Active Motion of Janus Micromotors using Dynamic Light Scattering was recently published by Alex McGlasson* and Laura Bradley* in small. In this work, the active motion of Janus micromotors is studied using... Read More...

October 20, 2021

A paper entitled, "Polarization-Driven Asymmetric Electronic Response of Monolayer Graphene to Polymer Zwitterions Probed from Both Sides," was recently published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces by Nicholas Hight-Huf, Yehiel... Read More...

October 10, 2021

A paper by Cynthia Bukowski*, Tianren Zhang, Robert A. Riggleman and Alfred J. Crosby* entitled "Load-Bearing Entanglements in Polymer Glasses" was recently published in the Science Advances.

How do entanglements impact thin... Read More...

October 9, 2021

Research by Nora C. Buggy, Yifeng Du*, Mei-Chen Kuo, Soenke Seifert, Ryan J. Gasvoda, Sumit Agarwal, E. Bryan Coughlin*, and Andrew M. Herring was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper is entitled, "... Read More...

October 1, 2021

Abhiram Reddy, Xueyan Feng, Edwin Thomas and Greg Grason have published in Macromolecules. The paper entitled, "Block Copolymers beneath the Surface: Measuring and Modeling Complex Morphology at the Subdomain Scale" addresses recent... Read More...

September 22, 2021

Wuqi Amy Niu,* Sylvia Rivera, Sloan Siegrist, and Maria Santore* just published a paper entitled, "Depletion Forces Drive Reversible Capture of Live Bacteria on Nonadhesive Surfaces" in Soft Matter. Even when surfaces are developed to... Read More...

September 1, 2021

A paper entitled Complex Coacervation of Polymerized Ionic Liquids in Non-aqueous Solvents was recently published in ACS Polym. Au. by Minjung Lee*, Sarah L. Perry*, and Ryan C. Hayward.* This study provides insight into the effects of... Read More...

September 1, 2021

Jim Watkins is leading an initiative, with materials partner Pixelligent and Nano-optical and x-ray components manufacturer Moxtek, to advance scalable manufacturing processes that enable commercial fabrication of highly refractive... Read More...

September 1, 2021

A paper entitiled "Aging of polypropylene random copolymers studied by NMR relaxometry" was published in the journal Polymer by Weiguo Hu* and collaborators Jonathan Cali, Everett Kysor and Olaf Kohlmann. Small changes in PP morphology... Read More...

September 1, 2021

Autumn M. Mineo,* Maren E. Buck and Reika Katsumata* have recently published a paper entitiled, "Molecular design of polymer coatings capable of photo-triggered stress relaxation via dynamic bond exchange" in the Journal of Polymer... Read More...

August 11, 2021

A paper entitled Non-Covalent Carrier Hydrophobicity as a Universal Predictor of Intracellular Protein Activity was recently published in Biomacromolecules by Christopher Hango*, Coralie Backlund*, Hazel Davis*, Nicholas Posey*, Lisa... Read More...

August 11, 2021

Researchers in polymer science and engineering are used to working at the molecular level, but Professor Tom Russell and his former UMass student and current postdoc Paul Kim are helping to take polymer research to the next level: outer... Read More...

July 9, 2021

Professor Richard Stein, founder of polymer research at UMass, passed away peacefully at his home on June 21.  Stein's early foresight and energy were key to the establishment and the rise to prominence of the Polymer Science and... Read More...

June 30, 2021

Research by Daniel S. Camarda*, Matthew J. Lampe*, Alan J. Lesser*, Philippe Desbois, Klaus Stoll, Claus Gabriel, Rupert Konradi was recently published in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Researchers have fabricated graft... Read More...

June 14, 2021

Equilibrium Mechanisms of Self-limiting Assembly was recently published in Review of Modern Physics by Michael F. Hagan and Gregory M. Grason*. This is a review of the physical principles of self-limiting assembly in soft matter, which... Read More...

June 14, 2021

Alexa Kuenstler is in a class of thirteen research fellows to receive over $3.7M funding for 2021. The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemical Sciences, individuals who... Read More...

May 28, 2021

Xiangxi Meng, Yifeng Du*, Yalin Liu, E. Bryan Coughlin*, Sarah L. Perry, and Jessica D. Schiffman recently published an article entitled, "Electrospinning Fibers from Oligomeric Complex Coacervates: No Chain Entanglements Needed" in... Read More...

May 28, 2021

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