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As announced in the August 22nd issue of Chemical & Engineering News, Alejandro Briseño will be presented with the 2017 Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholar Award at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC on August 22, 2017... Read More...

August 24, 2016

M. Muthukumar has been selected to receive the 2017 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Muthu will be presented with this award in conjunction with the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA... Read More...

August 24, 2016

STEM FTI director Maria Santore, says the national magazine’s recognition is a welcome honor. “I am extremely pleased that this powerful program is being recognized at the national level. The success of STEM FTI is a testament to the... Read More...

August 12, 2016

The Boston Fox News story coverage including Jim Watkins' role in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Initiative is featured in the article "Sharpening Our Competitive Edge and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation" on the... Read More...

July 6, 2016

An article written by Brittany M. deRonde, Nicholas D. Posey, Ronja Otter, Leah M. Caffrey, Lisa M. Minter, and Gregory N. Tew* has been featured on the cover of Biomacromolecules.

Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)... Read More...

June 20, 2016

The UMass Amherst NRT Team also attended the panel discussion “Future STEM Leaders” on May 4, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

May 5, 2016

The Polymer Science and Engineering Department is a research partner in Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA), a new $317 million public-private partnership announced April 1 by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in support of... Read More...

April 15, 2016

An article by J. A. Labastide, H. B. Thompson, S. R. Marques, N. S. Colella, A. L. Briseno & M. D. Barnes is featured in a recent issue of Nature Communications.

The Barnes and Briseno groups analyzed single crystals of 7-8-... Read More...

April 13, 2016

Jim Watkins is featured in a video about the New England node of NextFlex, an academic and industry consortium tasked with developing a national ecosystem for research and development of flexible hybrid electronics.

April 10, 2016

Todd Emrick has received the 2016 Outstanding Research Award from the College of Natural Sciences.

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April 6, 2016

In the current issue of Nature Materials, Greg Grason, Douglas Hall and Isaac Bruss at UMass (PSE), with Justin Barone at Virginia Tech, identify the key factors that govern the final morphology of self-assembling chiral filament... Read More...

March 23, 2016

Molly Shave of the Santore Group received the 2015 (CBI) Chemistry-Biology Interface Program Traineeship Award. Her research is focused on Microparticles as Models for Biological Cells. 

January 20, 2016

Qi Lu of the Hayward Group received the 2015 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. 

January 20, 2016

Mike Imburgia of the Crosby Group is awarded the 2016 Peebles Student Award at the 39th Annual Adhesion Society Meeting in San Antonio, TX. The selection of awardees is based on abstracts submitted as contributions to the Annual Meeting... Read More...

January 20, 2016

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Klier joins the university from The Dow Chemical Co., where he currently serves as global research and development director for the Performance Materials and Chemicals Segment. At UMass... Read More...

December 21, 2015

Dr. Kleiner was highlighted in a recent issue of the alumni and friends UMass Magazine. In addition to his reoccurring gifts to the PSE department over the years, Lothar recently donated a portion of his estate to create a Kleiner... Read More...

November 4, 2015

Professor Kenneth Carter was named a SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction and awarded at a reception and ceremony in Oneonta, NY, September 4, 2015.  The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association established the Alumni of Distinction program to... Read More...

October 7, 2015

A communication by Dong-Po Song, Cheng Li, Nicholas S. Colella, Wanting Xie, Shengkai Li, Xuemin Lu, Samuel Gido, Jae-Hwang Lee and James J. Watkins published in JACS.

The Watkins group has reported that exceptionally large... Read More...

October 7, 2015

An article by Nakul Bende, Ryan Hayward, and co-workers establishes a simple design principle for how local weakening of an elastic shell can give rise to either smooth folding or snap-through transitions between bistable states,... Read More...

September 26, 2015

Connor Evans of Lesser Group received the 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers Injection Molding Division Scholarship.  Connor has demonstrated the use of superheated water as an environmentally friendly processing aid for commercial... Read More...

September 23, 2015

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