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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.



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"


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.


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

Investigators in the Santore lab have patented a multifunctional platform that can selectively capture bacteria from a complex fluid (such as food or blood) and, after a period of minutes to hours during which the bacteria could be... Read More...

May 9, 2018

Alexa Kuenstler received the 3rd prize in the DPOLY poster competition at the recent APS March Meeting in Los Angeles for her poster entitled “Liquid Crystal Elastomer Nanocomposites for Dynamic Optical Materials.”

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April 30, 2018

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Hayward as lead investigator and a team of researchers at UMass Amherst, the University of California, Riverside, Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, Kent State... Read More...

April 25, 2018

Robert Enright of the Bradley Group received the 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Award for his research entitled “Bottom-Up Processing of Polymer Thin Films in 3D.” This award provides three years of graduate research support.

April 22, 2018

Hongbo Fu from the Crosby Group and Le Zhou from the Emrick Group are the 2017-2018 PPG Foundation Fellowship recipients. This award provides funding towards salary and tuition costs to a PSE graduate student in the early stages of... Read More...

April 22, 2018

Professor Laura Bradley received the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award for her work developing "Universal Encapsulants: Depletant-Meditated Self-Assembly of Clickable Capsules."

April 9, 2018

Lab Talk with Laura is a weekly radio show where Laura Fattaruso and a local comic interview STEM researchers at UMass Amherst. 

Check out Marcus and Todd's interview! 

March 23, 2018

In addition to receiving a Peebles award, Shruti was the recipient of the Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award for her presentation entitled "Puncture Mechanics of Soft Gels at Small Length Scales" at the 41st Annual Adhesion... Read More...

March 19, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, Professor Santore was presented with the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus. She was presented with this medal during a reception that followed her talk, "From the... Read More...

March 12, 2018

“We’re excited to renew our partnership with UMass Amherst and its world-renowned research faculty to continue developing a targeted, localized therapy that could address an unmet medical need in rheumatoid arthritis,” said Dr. Charles... Read More...

January 26, 2018

In addition to being published in Macromolecules, M. Muthukumar's article A Perspective on Polyelectrolyte Solutions is featured on the cover and is included in the ACS Editors choice 50th Anniversary Perspectives.

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January 3, 2018

The following patents have been issued to PSE faculty for 2017. Congrats!

Al Crosby - "Devices for Application and Load Bearing and Method of Using the Same"

Todd Emrick & Bryan Coughlin - "Deoxybenzoin-Derived Anti-...

December 20, 2017