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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

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...

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

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