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Ben won the POLY/PMSE Outstanding Poster Award in Boston at the ACS Conference in August.


September 19, 2015

Kenneth Carter and Gregory Tew have been awarded $2.975 million over five years through the National Science Foundation’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program to train a group of graduate students from different disciplines in... Read More...

September 14, 2015

Thomas Russell was selected as the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. Tom will be presented with this award at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego,... Read More...

September 14, 2015

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today named the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal... Read More...

August 28, 2015

On August 18, 2015 at the PSE Alumni Dinner following the ACS Meeting in Boston, MA, the department was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan recognizing 50 years contribution to the... Read More...

August 24, 2015

Murugappan Muthukumar is co-author of the cover story in the August 2015 issue of Physics Today on single-molecule sensing with nanopores.

Like thread through the eye of a needle, DNA, protein, and other chain-like biomolecules... Read More...

August 17, 2015

Kenneth Carter will be presented with a POLY Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Fall ACS National Meeting on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

Carter has actively served the Division for over 22 years, beginning his service to... Read More...

July 15, 2015

Ryan Hayward is promoted to Full Professor as of September 1, 2015. Congratulations Ryan!

July 1, 2015

Alejandro Briseño officially received tenure and is promoted to Associate Professor as of September 1, 2015. Congratulations Alex!

July 1, 2015

Maria Santore and Post doc Surachate Kalasin, authors of a recent ACS Nano article and the focus of a May 2015 ACS Nano Pod Cast, Episode 94.  They describe their engineering approach to create the ultimate renewable surfaces that... Read More...

June 5, 2015

Thomas McCarthy was honored with the SPSJ International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan. He received this award on May 28th, 2015. 

June 3, 2015

Connor Evans of Lesser Group received the Best Poster Award at the Cabot Student Material Research Forum on May 20, 2015.  His poster title was "Polyamide Processing in Superheated Water."  Connor presented research in which polyamide 6... Read More...

June 1, 2015

An article by M. A. Reyes-Martinez, A. J. Crosby, and  A. L. Briseno.

Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez from the Briseno and Crosby groups developed a device to apply local strains of different magnitudes along the conducting channel in... Read More...

June 1, 2015

An article by Greg Grason published in ACS Macro Letters.

Chirality transfer from molecule to assembly is a ubiquitous process, occurring in every class of self-assembling materials, from liquid crystals to biological matter.... Read More...

April 27, 2015

Al Crosby has been selected for the fellowship, which includes a cash award of $3,500 and a year’s leave of absence to concentrate on activities related to graduate education, research, creative work and scholarly attainment. The... Read More...

April 15, 2015

A team consisting of Yinyong Li (PS&E), George Chang (PS&E), Kris Kolewe (ChE), and Robert Flanagan (ISOM), have won this year’s top prize for their start-up, FogKicker, in the 2015 campus-wide UMass Innovation Challenge... Read More...

April 10, 2015

Coralie Backlund has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship. Beginning in September of this year, she will spend 10 months at the Technical University of Denmark working with Professor Thomas Lars Andresen in the... Read More...

April 10, 2015

A letter by Liming Wang and Thomas J McCarthy* published in the current issue of PNAS.

The McCarthy group reported the preparation of particles by polymerization of liquid monomer capillary bridges to form catenoid-shaped... Read More...

April 3, 2015

A communication by Dong-Po Song, Ying Lin, Yue Gai, Nicholas S.  Colella, Cheng Li, Xiao-Hui Liu, Samuel Gido, James J. Watkins* published in the current issue of JACS.

The Watkins group reported a simple strategy for the... Read More...

March 30, 2015

Todd was awarded the 2015 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award at the ACS Meeting in Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. This award is given to recognize and encourage accomplishments or innovation of unusual merit in the... Read More...

March 25, 2015

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