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After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman, who received her PhD from PSE in 1991, and Paolo Nespoli landed safely at 10:27 p.m. EDT Monday... Read More...

June 1, 2011

The Navy announced that Alex is to receive an ONR Young Investigator award for "compelling research with the potential to deliver game-changing naval science and technology".

April 20, 2011

At the ACS Spring Meeting in Anaheim, CA on March 29-30, 2011, several speakers took part in a special symposia in honor of Professors Richard Farris and Robert Lenz.

April 13, 2011

Ryan's proposal entitled "Crystallization-driven assembly of conjugated-polymer-based nanostructures,” was selected by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for a five year Early Career Award.

April 5, 2011

President Obama today named Ryan one of 85 researchers to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the... Read More...

November 17, 2010

This award, sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical, is to recognize and encourage outstanding scientific contributions and innovations in the field of elastomers by younger scientists, technologists and engineers. Crosby has contributed... Read More...

November 17, 2010

Block copolymers self-organize into a myriad of aggregate structures, offering great promise for the construction of delivery vehicles and complex nanoscale assemblies. Recent advances and prospects for these materials are highlighted... Read More...

October 6, 2010

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

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