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October 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