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Congratulations to the 2016 ACS Fellows

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 8:55 PM

THE DIVISION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS:
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONGRATULATES

 THE 2016 ACS FELLOWS

Please join PMSE in congratulating the well deserved recognition of our friends and colleagues.

http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i29/2016-ACS-Fellows.html

2017 Distinguished Award Winner Announced

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Congratulations to Charles E. Carraher, who was recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

2016 Eastman Chemical Student Award Competition for Best Polymer Ph.D

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:45 AM

The PMSE division is excited to be conducting the final competition for the 2016 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. In this technical session, at the fall 2016 national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia (Tuesday, August 23, 1:30 - 4:50pm, Independence Ballroom B, Sheraton Downtown), each finalist will deliver a technical presentation on their doctoral research. This award was initiated by the PMSE division in 1985 to honor the best paper and presentation by a student at or near the completion of their Ph.D. in a polymer related field. This prestigious award has been sponsored by the Sherwin Williams Company (1985-96), ICI (1997-2008 ), AkzoNobel (2009-2013), and the Eastman Chemical Company (since 2014).

The following applicants have been selected as this year’s finalists:


In the final competition, the awardee will be selected based on the quality of his/her oral presentation. A special thanks to the Ph. D. advisors for each of these contestants and to all those who assisted in the selection of the 2016 finalists. The winner of this award, selected by the judges following the final competition, will be announced following the conclusion of the national meeting.

The PMSE division greatly appreciates Eastman’s sponsorship and involvement in the management of this prestigious award. A special thanks to Jason Jenkins, who serves as rotating chair of the award committee and key technical representative at the Eastman Chemical Company.

Call for Nominations: Cooperative Research Award

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Nominations are invited for the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’s Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering Sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Company.  

Nominations for the 2017 award will be accepted until August 15, 2016.  Visit the award page for more information.  

Call for Applications: 2016 PMSE Graduate Student Research Award

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:10 PM

PMSE is pleased to announce a biannual award which provides $500.00 of to graduate student women or under-represented minority men (Black, Hispanic or Native American) to attend and present their research at the National ACS Meetings.

Deadline for receipt of application materials is July 15, 2016 for the 2016 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. Please find more information on the award page.

Mark Soucek Named Winner of Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Dr. Mark Soucek of the University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2016. The announcement was made by the Officers and the Award Committee of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society.

2016 Journal of Polymer Science Award

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Congratulations to Cyrille Boyer, who was awarded the 2016 Journal of Polymer Science Award

In Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Sperling

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Dr. Leslie Howard Sperling, one of the founding members of the Polymer Science & Engineering program at Lehigh University, died at his home on February 1, 2016. Les will perhaps be most remembered for his pioneering work on polymer blends and specifically interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs). Later in life, he focused on polymer nomenclature and the addition of polymer science to traditional chemistry courses. Les was very active in ACS and belonged to the POLY/PMSE Polymer Education Committee and the ACS Nomenclature Committee. He also served PMSE as a Member at Large. Les was selected as a PMSE Fellow in 2002 and as an ACS Fellow in 2010. In 2012, PMSE honored Les with their Distinguished Service Award.

 

2015 Eastman Chemical Student Award Recipient Announced

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM

The PMSE Division is pleased to announce that Stuti Rajgarhia is the winner of the 2015 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. This Award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and administered by the PMSE Division, is given for the best paper presented at the Eastman Chemical Award Symposium as part of the PMSE program at the Fall 2015 National ACS Meeting.

Distinguised Service Award Winner Announced

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Lisa S. Baugh, a Research Associate in ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory in Annandale, NJ, was awarded the 2016 PMSE Distinguised Service Award.


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