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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-... Read More...

December 20, 2017

Chinmay Saraf of the Lesser Group received the 2017 Santos Go Award. This award is given to the most outstanding second year PSE student as judged by scholarly accomplishments accrued during the previous academic year. 

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December 13, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) has awarded PSE Adjunct Professor and PhD Alum ('74) Ashok Misra a NASI Platinum Jubilee Chair Distinguished Professorship.  Professor Misra has joined the Indian Institute of Science,... Read More...

November 6, 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Professor Robert Lenz' monograph, The Organic Chemistry of Synthetic High Polymers, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 1967. It has been the model for textbooks in the field and as a result... Read More...

September 29, 2017

As part of his focus on macromolecular phenomena, Muthukumar, the Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering, studies proteins in the lens of the human eye. His research has led to technology that holds... Read More...

September 18, 2017

This team representing PSE won the second prize at the national science challenge held on August 23rd at the BASF Advanced Materials Innovation Center, Southfield, Michigan. They proposed a technical solution to surface roughness... Read More...

September 18, 2017

Todd Emrick, with colleagues at three other universities, has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to support a multi-university Center for Chemo-mechanical Assembly from the National Science Foundation as part of its Center... Read More...

September 18, 2017

An article by Subramanian Sundaram, David S. Kim, Marc A Baldo, Ryan C. Hayward and Wojciech Matusik was published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.

After being peeled from the platform of a three-dimensional printer, a flat... Read More...

September 13, 2017

Wenhao Li from the Watkins Group took 1st place at the first ever ECS Battery Student Slam Symposium (which took place at the 231st ECS Meeting in New Orleans) for “Nanoimprinting of Woodpile Electrodes for 3D Lithium-Ion Microbatteries... Read More...

September 11, 2017

The Soft Materials for Life Sciences National Research Traineeship​ (SMLS-NRT) Graduate Certificate Program Celebrates its First 3 Graduates: Michael Kwasny from the Tew Group in Polymer Science & Engineering; Sunilkumar Khandavalli... Read More...

June 28, 2017

Professor Tisato Kajiyama recently received an award for his long career in education and the impact of his scientific contributions. This award is called "Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure." This is the highest award... Read More...

June 14, 2017

BASF, UMass Amherst, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have established a research initiative called the "North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials (NORA). Professors Todd Emrick and... Read More...

June 14, 2017

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