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Abstract Submission is Open for the 2015 Spring ACS National Meeting

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Abstracts for the 249th ACS National Meeting can now be submitted.  The theme for the Denver meeting “Chemistry of Natural Resources” addresses topics important to life in the 21st Century, but is of particular relevance to the Rocky Mountain region and therefore most appropriate for the Denver meeting. The State of Colorado relies heavily on chemical processing, a topic which is frequently overlooked by traditional chemists. The theme permits opportunities to describe resource management issues: novel technologies for extraction and purification of minerals and other resources from the ground, upcoming challenges associated with water consumption, conservation and reuse, broader conversation about recycling of resources, and identification of alternative materials. The theme represents the full range of scientific issues from nanoscale to mesoscale and extends to largescale length and time domains.

PMSE is pleased to sponsor 10 open symposia for abstracts or preprints:

  • Advances in X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques for Elucidating Polymer Morphology
  • Design Principles of Functional Macromolecular Materials
  • Drug Delivery and Drug Device Combination Products
  • General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials
  • Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Devices and Applications
  • Nanoscale Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization
  • Nanostructured Porous Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
  • Polymer Modeling: Structure, Dynamics and Function
  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Stimulus-Responsive Assemblies and Materials

PMSE submissions are due by October 20, 2015.  Abstract submissions are currently performed through the new MAPS system, but the ACS login remains the same as in previous sessions.


Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Fluoropolymers are enabling materials that find applications in critical technologies from energy conversion, to microelectronics and photonics, to extreme environment applications to biomaterials. Traditional fluoropolymer technology is nearly 75 years old and it maintains a growth rate above the US GNP. In addition to perfluoropolymers, partially fluorinated polymers will continue to impact a wide range of technologies as better control of their unique optical, electronic, processing, extreme environment stability, and surface properties is achieved. This will be the 8th biannual FLUOROPOLYMER conference hosted by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. FLUOROPOLYMER 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 were tremendous successes with a sell-out attendance. For the first time, this will be a Gordon-style event. Poster submissions are highly encouraged!

More information about Fluoropolymer 2014

POLY/PMSE Student Reception Sponsored by PMSE

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM

PMSE is sponsoring the POLY/PMSE Student Reception at the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Fransisco.

2014 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success Winners Announced

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Ben W. Maynor, Joseph M. DeSimone, and Jason P. Rolland, winners of the 2014 Kathryn C. Hach award for Entrepreneurial Success, are recognized for their work in commercializing PRINT nanoparticle technology by founding and developing Liquidia technologies. Liquidia uses PRINT nanotechnology to specifically tailor nanoparticles to address several different areas in medicine including vaccines and inhaled drugs.

2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Congratulations to Dr. Felix Kim who was awarded the 2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

The 2014 Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry will be presented to Dr. Felix S. Kim at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco August 10-14. Dr. Kim completed the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2012 at the University of Washington with Prof. Samson Jenekhe. His Ph.D. research on the charge transport properties of polymer semiconductors and polymer-based thin film transistors has resulted in more than 30 articles in leading journals. He is now a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. The award will be presented during a symposium in honor of Dr. Kim in the Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering.

2014 Doolittle Award Winner Announced

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Fei Huang from Duke University was awarded the Doolittle Award for the paper “Development of New Polymer Donor and Interfacial Materials for the Interface Engineering of High Performance Polymer Solar Cells”. The Arthur K. Doolittle Award is given to the author(s) of an outstanding paper presented before the Division at each national meeting of the ACS.

2014 Journal of Polymer Science Award Winner Announced

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

The editors of the Journal of Polymer Science and the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the ACS are delighted to announce that the JPS Innovation Award winner for 2014 is Brent Sumerlin.

ACS Team Innovation Award

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Roice Wille, John Stuligross, Kurt Wood, and Kevin Hanrahan (pictured from left to right), winners of the 2014 American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award, are recognized for their work leading to the introduction of Kynar Aquatec® emulsion resins, a new polymer platform for highly weatherable waterborne coatings.

Polymer Science Conference Lists

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 4:25 PM

A focus of the PMSE Division has been to develop avenues for the exchange of technical information and fosters interactions in materials science and engineering for the global chemistry community. With this goal in mind, PMSE has developed a database of polymeric science conferences from around the world.


This list can be found here, or through in the Meetings sub-menu under Other Conferences. Titles, date, location, and web links are provided for all meetings. On that page, links are provided to Google Docs and Online Office versions, submission deadlines are posted when available. The list was recently updated beyond an America-based focus to include all conferences from around the world.


Any organization which promotes the sharing of knowledge in the science or engineering of polymer materials is welcome to add additional conferences. Please send new conferences or any corrections to acspmse@outlook.com. Conference listings will be updated near the 15th of each month.

San Francisco ACS Update

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

For the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, PMSE smyposia will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Please visit the ACS website for the full technical program.  PMSE would like to thank the sponsors of symposia for their generous support for helping making this conference a success.

  • ACS Corporation Associates
  • ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules
  • Army Research Office
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
  • IBM Almaden Research Center
  • IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry/Chemical Communications (ChemComm)
  • Tulane University
  • University of Miami



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