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Honors & Awards

Polymer Science and Engineering faculty are among the most distinguished scientists in the world. Senior and emeritus faculty hold numerous international awards and memberships in the most prestigious scientific societies. All of our recently hired junior faculty members hold CAREER awards from NSF and/or the Department of Defense. Take a look at some of the more recent awards. 


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Sarah Perry, PSE Adjunct Professor is the recipient of the 2024 ACS MacroLetters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes outstanding early career investigators conducting research in any area of... Read More...

June 24, 2024
Todd receiving award

Todd Emrick was selected for a Samuel F. Conte Faculty Fellowship Award for 2024-2025. Fellowships are managed by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement (VCRE) and provide a one-year release from teaching and... Read More...

May 6, 2024
Reika Katsumata ACS Au Polymers Rising Star 2023

Reika Katsumata is recognized as one of the 2023 ACS Polymers Au Rising Stars in Polymers!  ACS Polymers Au notes that, in her research, Professor Katsumata is as "aspiring to redefine size effects, the goal is to establish universal... Read More...

February 28, 2024
Watkins with Grant Award

Within a year, students and researchers in a laboratory at the University of Massachusetts will begin using a nanoimprint lithography tool to craft metal lenses in what will be the first open access facility in the country for the... Read More...

October 26, 2023