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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

Tom Russell was recently honored by the Neutron Scattering Society of America with its highest honor, the Clifford G. Shull Prize in Neutron Science, for “his pivotal role in the application of neutron reflectivity and small-angle... Read More...

June 19, 2020

Earlier this year, Chris was awarded the 2019-2020 Lipp Foundation Fellowship in Polymer Science & Engineering.

Before joining PSE, Chris completed his Bachelor’s in Chemistry at Juniata College and was employed for several... Read More...

June 17, 2020

To our PSE and UMass Community:

We all look with horror and heightened awareness to tragedies that have fallen on Black Americans in recent times due to inexcusable and widespread racism, injustice, and intolerance. We must more... Read More...

June 5, 2020

A group of PSE Alumni at Dow will be presenting a virtual information session on Thursday June 4th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The format will consist of 60-70 minutes of presentations from the Alumni on their careers at Dow and highlights... Read More...

May 30, 2020

Congrats to our recent graduate Konane Bay - named a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton. The aim of this fellowship is to enhance diversity in academia. Konane will join the Department of Chemical and Biological... Read More...

May 29, 2020

Tengfei Li, Langxuan Yang, Yao Wu*, Jiayu Wang, Boyu Jia, Qin Hu*,Thomas P. Russell* and Xiaowei Zhan recently published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Three fused-ring electron acceptors (FXIC-1, FXIC-2, and FXIC3) were designed and... Read More...

May 13, 2020

Recent Doctoral graduates share a few words of advice to upcoming students and some of their favorite memories.

May 8, 2020

View a slide show presentation celebrating our doctoral graduates.

May 8, 2020

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

View a slide show presentation celebrating our doctoral graduates.

Recent Doctoral graduates share a few words of advice to upcoming... Read More...

May 6, 2020

Greg, who was instrumental to the smooth function of the PSE Department and especially the MRSEC Outreach Program passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Greg received his Doctorate in Chemistry from UMass in 1973. He enjoyed a... Read More...

May 1, 2020

Long-Range Lamellar Alignment in Diblock Bottlebrush Copolymers via Controlled Oscillatory Shear was recently published by Benjamin M. Yavitt*, Huafeng Fei*, Gayathri Kopanati*, Ruipeng Li, Masafumi Fukuto, H. Henning Winter* and James... Read More...

April 22, 2020

Research by Christopher W. Barney*, Carey E. Dougan, Kelly R. McLeod*, Amir Kazemi-Moridani, Yue Zheng, Ziyu Ye, Sacchita Tiwari, Ipek Sacligil*, Robert A. Riggleman, Shengqiang Cai, Jae-Hwang Lee, Shelly R. Peyton, Gregory N. Tew*, and... Read More...

April 22, 2020
Twisted by fate...or screwed up on purpose? A new model describes the principles of size selection in chiral vs. achiral fiber assemblies. Greg Grason recently published Chiral and Achiral Mechanisms of Self-limiting Assembly of Twisted... Read More...
April 15, 2020

Hanging Droplets from Liquid Surface was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Ganhua Xie*, Joe Forth, Shipei Zhu, Brett A. Helms , Paul D. Ashby , Ho Cheung Shum and Thomas P. Russell*. The... Read More...

April 9, 2020

Yao Wu*, Yao Liu, Todd Emrick*, and Thomas P. Russell* have published a paper in Progress in Polymer Science entitled, Polymer design to promote low work function surfaces in organic electronics. 

Organic electronics are... Read More...

March 30, 2020

Weiwei Zhao*, Bradford Nolan*, Harry Bermudez*, Shaw Ling Hsu*, Umesh Chaudhary and Johan van Walsem have published a paper in Polymer entitled Spectroscopic Study of the Morphology Development of Closed-cell Polyurethane Foam using Bio... Read More...

March 13, 2020

Hyeong Jun Kim*, Baohong Chen, Zhigang Suo*, and Ryan C. Hayward* have published a paper entitled "Ionoelastomer Junctions Between Polymer Networks of Fixed Anions and Cations" in Science.

Liquid-free, stretchable and soft ionic... Read More...

March 11, 2020

Celebrating the hundred years of the birth of the field of polymers, Professor Muthukumar provides a personal appraisal of recent trends in polymer physics and theory.

M. Muthukumar, Trends in Polymer Physics and Theory,... Read More...

March 11, 2020

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