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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

The Coughlin group along with colleagues at the Colorado School of Mines and Argonne National Laboratory have published findings on how to use triblock copolymers for practical applications as anion transport membranes. "Polyethylene-... Read More...

March 2, 2020

Josh Enokida along with Weiguo Hu and Bryan Coughlin have published a paper in Macromolecules investigating structural and dynamic changes in polyisoprene ionomers through systematic variation in counter ion size.  Also contributing to... Read More...

March 2, 2020

Bryan Coughlin and his former student Wenxu Zhang just published findings on water transport mechanisms in polymeric membranes with collaborators at NIST that included two PSE alumni Edwin Chan (Crosby Group) and Chris Stafford (... Read More...

February 10, 2020

PSE faculty selected Hantao Zhou for the Santos Go award for 2019. The Santos Go Memorial Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to the most outstanding second year PSE student as judged by scholarly accomplishments accrued during the... Read More...

December 25, 2019

A publication by the Grason group and collaborators at Rice University appearing in Nature describes a new approach to observe and analyze the complex 3D morphologies of block copolymers and reveals new insights about the distinction... Read More...

October 29, 2019

A team of UMass faculty members led by PSE Profs. Ribbe and Hoagland has been awarded an NSF-MRI grant for the purchase of a Variable-Pressure High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (VP-HRSEM) with capabilities currently... Read More...

September 4, 2019

Zachary Fink has been selected to study his project, “Imaging Nanoparticle Jamming at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces by Real-Time, In-Situ TEM, at LBNL.

The Science Graduate Student Research Program supports supplemental awards to... Read More...

August 21, 2019

Deborah Snyder has been selected by the UMass Executive Committee of the Biotechnology Training Program for a two year NIH award. Deborah was one of two graduate students chosen to be UMass trainees this year. This fellowship provides... Read More...

August 21, 2019

Reika Katsumata has bee awarded an American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grant.

The project title is "Polymeric Bi-Layer Design to Leverage Wetting Transparency for Water/Oil... Read More...

August 16, 2019

A study published today in Science explains how Professor Russell and collaborators have made new magnetic devices out of liquids.

“We’ve made a new material that has all the characteristics of an ordinary magnet, but we can... Read More...

July 19, 2019

Aiste Balciunaite, working in the Santore lab, is a double major in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Mathematics. Balciunaite showed leadership in her courses, her research labs and on the... Read More...

April 29, 2019

Sarah L. Perry, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and PSE adjunct faculty, has received a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award for 2019. The three year award is given to young faculty members across the country who are conducting... Read More...

April 29, 2019

The Polymer Science & Engineering Faculty has selected James Pagaduan as a recipient of the 2018 - 2019 PPG Foundation Fellowship. This award provides funding towards salary and tuition costs to a PSE graduate student in the early... Read More...

April 29, 2019

The Polymer Science & Engineering Faculty has selected Hantao Zhou as a recipient of the 2018 - 2019 PPG Foundation Fellowship. This award provides funding towards salary and tuition costs to a PSE graduate student in the early... Read More...

April 29, 2019

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

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