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Tom shares the highlights of his career, current research focus, and his thoughts on the future of materials science in a recent Advanced Science News Hall of Fame Highlight article. Also included in this issue article is a review of... Read More...

April 8, 2019

Sarah Perry, UMass Chemical Engineering Department faculty, has recently become a PSE adjunct faculty member. Before joining the ChemE Dept in 2014, Sarah worked as a postdoc with PSE alum Professor Matthew Tirrell in the Bioengineering... Read More...

March 20, 2019

Congrats Laura! Laura Bradley was awarded a five-year $500,000 NSF Early Career Development grant for her research on producing soft materials with ordered and oriented architectures for advanced applications in membranes and surface... Read More...

February 22, 2019

Zachary Fink of the Russell Group was presented with the 2018 Santos Go Award at the yearly banquet on December 8th. This award is given to the most outstanding second year PSE student as judged by scholarly accomplishments accrued... Read More...

December 17, 2018

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

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a “green,” more sustainable future in biomedical and environmental sensing, say... Read More...

October 29, 2018

Collapsible dog bowls, bendable medical tubes and drinking straws all seem to work on a common principle, snapping into a variety of mechanically stable and useful states. Despite the many applications for such “designer matter”... Read More...

October 22, 2018

Formation of Frank–Kasper phases in soft matter systems confounds intuitive notions that equilibrium states achieve maximal symmetry, deriving from the conflict between symmetry of spherical domains and uniform space filling.  A new... Read More...

October 15, 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

After working in industry for two years, Andrew Davis, PhD '14 was hired as a polymer chemist in the Library of Congress’s Preservation Research & Testing Division.

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September 21, 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

A study by Greg Grason and collaborators Andreea Panaitescu and Arshad Kudrolli at Clarke University was featured on the cover of the June 15, 2018 issue of Physical Review Letters. Tomographic experiments probe the evolution of 3D... Read More...

June 15, 2018

The discovery by Di Jia and M. Muthukumar of a novel topologically frustrated dynamical state of DNA and other charged macromolecules inside a hydrogel is published in Nature Communications, 9, 2248 (2018). The origin of this state lies... Read More...

June 11, 2018

Brendan Ondra received the 2018-19 Failure Analysis and Prevention Special Interest Group (FAPSIG) Award. This award was given at the SPE ANTEC Meeting in Orlando, FL in May of this year.

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June 1, 2018

Emrick group member Liz Stubbs received a best poster award for her poster entitled Functional Deoxybenzoin Monomers and Polymers at the FLAME 2018 - 29th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials... Read More...

May 30, 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

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