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More than $18 million in grants to spur the development of a third generation of DNA sequencing technologies was announced today by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The new technologies will sequence a person's DNA... Read More...

September 20, 2010

Maria has been selected as a member of the 2010 class of Fellows of The American Chemical Society. The 2010 ACS Fellows were honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Boston on Monday, August 23, 2010.

September 17, 2010

"Inter-filament twist, a common motif of biological filament assemblies, is predicted to favor the incorporation of lattice defects (disclination) into the cross-section of self-assembled bundles. Hence, our results prove that twisted... Read More...

September 1, 2010

Alejandro L. Briseno of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Wenping Hu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and coworkers formed single-crystal nanoribbons by selectively crystallizing copper hexadecafluorophthalocyanine (n-type... Read More...

August 25, 2010

Greg Tew, one of 59 distinguished past recipients of a POLY award, was inaugurated into the Fellows program as a founding POLY Fellow. Other PSE alums and professors who were included are: Robert W. Lenz, William J. MacKnight, Bruce M.... Read More...

August 15, 2010

Zhou Qifeng, President of Peking University, received a 2010 honorary doctorate from UMass at the commencement ceremony. President Qifeng received a PhD in 1983 from the Polymer Science and Engineering Department.

August 13, 2010

Polymer scientist Bryan Coughlin at UMass Amherst, collaborating with lead researcher Andrew Herring, a chemical engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, and others, is part of a five-year, $7.5 million study funded recently by the U.S... Read More...

August 11, 2010

Greg Grason, Polymer Science and Engineering, receives NSF Career Award to study statistical mechanics of filamentous assemblies.

July 13, 2010

Robert (Bob) Lenz, who began his career as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts in 1966, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2010.  Bob was central to the organization and growth of the university's polymer program...
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July 7, 2010

Richard Farris, long-time PSE faculty member and department head, has passed away after a long illness. Dick was an outstanding educator who mentored, with a strong personal touch, several generations of research group members who went... Read More...

May 26, 2010

A new program offering advocacy and support for the professional advancement of Five College faculty and postdoctoral associates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with childcare and dependent care responsibilities... Read More...

May 26, 2010

A 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Otto Vogl in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House on April 14, 2010. Each year the Alumni Association honors alumni, faculty, and friends who have built on their UMass... Read More...

May 15, 2010

Alex Briseno was awarded a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award. This award recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research and is intended to help young faculty achieve tenure, remain in their teaching... Read More...

March 30, 2010

The Department of Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE) could be headed toward a “sister department” relationship with a polymer physics and chemistry laboratory at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) in China, according... Read More...

March 26, 2010

Todd Emrick is lead PI on the creation of a new non-flammable polymer that is less toxic, more flame-resistant and doesn't require the use of environmentally hazardous additives.

Details at: http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/... Read More...

March 15, 2010

Harry Bermudez has received a Career Award for his proposal entitled "Controlling Mechanisms of Viral Self-Assembly and Stability". This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

February 2, 2010

Surfaces with physicochemical properties that can be modulated using external stimuli offer great promise for designing responsive or adaptive materials.
Details at...

January 1, 2010

Professor Greg Tew, by incorporating a monomer with a cobalt ligand
into a block copolymer, has produced a magnetic material that
increases the density of information storage. This is considered "the
first report of a... Read More...

September 14, 2009

Tom Russell is the director of the new 16M Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) for "Polymer Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy (PHaSE).

PHaSE was created with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic... Read More...

September 13, 2009

Ryan Hayward recently received the 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, which recognizes new faculty and provides financial support for their research.

July 13, 2009

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