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An article by Debasish Mondal and M. Muthukumar published in J. Chem. Phys.

Stochastic resonance (SR) explores how noise in a system is harnessed to synchronize the response of a system to an externally applied force field. ... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Hamid R. Shojaei and M. Muthukumar, published in J. Phys. Chem. B.

Muthukumar's group studied the passage of a vesicle through a smaller pore, taking into account its deformation and friction. By deriving the... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by A. M. P. Boelens and M. Muthukumar published in Physical Review E.

The drag in a turbulent flow is significantly  reduced in the presence of very small amounts of polymeric additives such as PEO or DNA. This long-... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Michael A. Leaf and M. Muthukumar published in Macromolecules.

To understand conductivity in films of poly(3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrene sulfonic acid) (PEDOT:PSS), the structure and phase behavior of... Read More...

September 26, 2016

An article by Svetlana Morozova, Paul Hamilton, Nathan Ravi, and M. Muthukumar published in Macromolecules.

Synthetic hydrogel systems are promising long-term candidates for therapeutic use as vitreous substitutes. To improve... Read More...

September 26, 2016

As of September 1, 2016, E. Bryan assumes the role of Polymer Science and Engineering Department Head.

September 26, 2016

An article by M. Muthukumar, published in J. Chem. Phys.

Details of crystallization processes of a polymer depend on the melt state and its previous history of preparation. Muthukumar has presented a theory for explaining this “... Read More...

September 9, 2016

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)...

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.


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