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Reika Katsumata ACS Au Polymers Rising Star 2023

Reika Katsumata is recognized as one of the 2023 ACS Polymers Au Rising Stars in Polymers!  ACS Polymers Au notes that, in her research, Professor Katsumata is as "aspiring to redefine size effects, the goal is to establish universal... Read More...

February 28, 2024
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The paper entitled, "On the Interfacial Assembly of Anisotropic Amphiphilic Janus particles was recently published by Alex McGlasson*, Eva Morgenthaler*, Laura C. Bradley* and Thomas P. Russell*  in Advanced Functional Materials. In... Read More...

December 18, 2023
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Research by James Nicolas Pagaduan,* Ayush Bhardwaj,* Tailynn Y. McCarty, Stephan Kraemer, Cathal J. Kearney, James J. Watkins,* Todd Emrick,* and Reika Katsumata* was recently published in Advanced Functional Materials. In this paper, ... Read More...

December 15, 2023
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Zachary Fink*, Xuefei Wu, Paul Y. Kim, Alex McGlasson*, Maged Abdelsamie, Todd Emrick*, Carolin M. Sutter-Fella, Paul D. Ashby, Brett A. Helms, Thomas P. Russell*. This work studies the in-situ in-plane packing of nanoparticle mixtures... Read More...

November 25, 2023
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A paper was recently published by D. Wang, L. He, Y. Wu, Y. Li, W. Hu*, T. Ma, S. Luo, J. Song, W. Sun and G. Zhang in Cement and Concrete Composites. This research describes a novel class of hybrid organogeopolymers with tunable... Read More...

November 18, 2023
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Research entitled "Network Constitutional Isomers" was recently published by Brandon R Clarke* and Gregory N. Tew* in Macromolecules. Using simple variation of catalyst concentration we alter the topology of networks, introducing... Read More...

November 12, 2023
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"Seriously non-thermal thermodynamics" was recently published by Tian Huang*, Qi Pan* and Steve Granick* in Nature Materials. It's a News and Views about non-equilibrium thermodynamics that describes activity-stabilized mixed states in... Read More...

November 1, 2023
Watkins with Grant Award

Within a year, students and researchers in a laboratory at the University of Massachusetts will begin using a nanoimprint lithography tool to craft metal lenses in what will be the first open access facility in the country for the... Read More...

October 26, 2023
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Research by Nick Hackney*, Chris Amey and Greg Grason* was recently published in Physical Review X. In this work, a new minimal model of geometrically frustrated assembly maps out equilibrium phase space and demonstrates existence of... Read More...

October 26, 2023
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Block Copolymers at Homopolymer Interfaces: Conformation and Compatibilization is a recent paper published in Macromolecules. In this work by Zhan Chen,* Christian Steinmetz,* Mingqiu Hu,* E. Bryan Coughlin,* Hanyu Wang, William T.... Read More...

October 26, 2023
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Quantitative X-ray scattering and reflectivity measurements of polymer thin films with 2D detectors was recently published in the Journal of Polymer Science. In this publication by Mingqiu Hu*, Xuchen Gan*, Zhan Chen*, Hong-Gyu Seong*,... Read More...

October 26, 2023
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Thanks to a complex mathematical algorithm, these plastic shapes follow a very specific route as they roll. In fact, researchers have shown that a shape can be designed to follow almost any path you can think of. What started out as... Read More...

October 11, 2023
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Smart Droplets Stabilized by Designer Surfactants: From Biomimicry to Active Motion to Materials Healing was recently published in Advanced Functional Materials by Zhefei Yang*, Deborah Snyder*, Ashlin Sathyan*, Anna Balazs and Todd... Read More...

September 26, 2023
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Research by Yuhui Du,* Yang Yang, Peter Deglmann, Thomas W. Holcombe, Yifeng Du* and E. Bryan Coughlin* was recently published entitled, "Competition between radical copolymerization and charge separation of cyclic ketene acetals and... Read More...

September 23, 2023
Al Crosby - New PSE Department Head
We are happy to welcome Al Crosby as the new Department Head of Polymer Science & Engineering. Al has been a member of the PSE faculty since 2002, and he has led a research program focused on bioinspired materials mechanics. He and his... Read More...
September 3, 2023
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Chemistry and Lithography, 2nd ed., Vol. 2: Chemistry in Lithography is a book written by PSE Professor Uzodinma Okoroanyanwu and was published by SPIE Press Monograph. This book is the second in a series of three volumes that make up... Read More...

September 1, 2023
copper electrowetting valves

Research by Xiyu Hu*, Xiaoshuang Wei*, Aditi R Naik*, Laura C Bradley* and James J Watkins* was recently published in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. In this work, "Rapid scalable fabrication of stable copper electrowetting valves", a ... Read More...

August 23, 2023
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Copolymers with varying compositions of catechol methacrylate, MPC, and MAA were synthesized and evaluated for their ability to form antifouling coatings on glass and hydroxyapatite. In the presence of dopamine, thin coatings (∼10 nm)... Read More...

July 30, 2023
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Research by Hong-Gyu Seong*, Zachary Fink*, Zhan Chen*, Todd Emrick* and Thomas P. Russell*, entitled "Bottlebrush Polymers at Liquid Interfaces: Assembly Dynamics, Mechanical Properties, and All-Liquid Printed Constructs", was recently... Read More...

July 30, 2023
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A paper entitled, "Sintering evolution monitoring of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene," was recently published by Ying Zhou*, Takuya Ohnishi and Alan Lesser* in the Journal of Polymer Science. An in-situ density evolution is... Read More...

July 25, 2023

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