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Brandon R. Clarke* and Gregory N. Tew* have recently published a paper entitled, Bottlebrush Amphiphilic Polymer Co-Networks in Macromolecules. In this work, they synthesize the first bottlebrush amphiphilic polymer co-networks and... Read More...

June 15, 2022
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Christopher W. Barney,* Ipek Sacligil,* Gregory N. Tew,* and Alfred J. Crosby* recently published a paper entitled, "Linking cavitation and fracture to molecular scale structural damage of model networks" in Soft Matter. Needle-induced... Read More...

May 27, 2022
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Abhiram Reddy*, Michael S. Dimitriyev* and Gregory M. Grason* published a new paper entitled, Medial packing and elastic asymmetry stabilize the double-gyroid in block copolymers in Nature Communications. This new theory reshapes our... Read More...

May 20, 2022
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PSE shares a short video of the 2022 doctoral graduates, friends and families.

May 13, 2022
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Khatcher O. Margossian*, Marcel U. Brown*, Todd Emrick* and Murugappan Muthukumar* have published a paper entitled, Coacervation in polyzwitterion-polyelectrolyte systems and their potential applications for gastrointestinal drug... Read More...

May 11, 2022
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James Nicolas Pagaduan,* Sadaki Samitsu, Jordan Varma, Todd Emrick,* and Reika Katsumata recently published an article in ACS Applied Polymer Materials entitled "Freeze-Burn: Fabrication of Porous Carbon Networks via Polymer-Templated... Read More...

May 10, 2022
UMassGives April 28 and 29 poster

The UMass Student Chapter of ACS PMSE/POLY is participating in this year’s UMassGives event on April 28th and 29th! The funds raised through this event will support student groups within PSE that focus on mentoring students throughout... Read More...

April 28, 2022
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Research by Hong-Gyu Seong*, Zhan Chen*, Todd Emrick*, and Thomas P. Russell* was recently published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper entitled, "Reconfiguration and Reorganization of Bottlebrush Polymer Surfactants... Read More...

March 16, 2022
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Research by Huyen Vu*, Jeremiah W. Woodcock, Ajay Krishnamurthy, Jan Obrzut, Jeffrey W. Gilman and E. Bryan Coughlin* was recently published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. This paper is entitled "Visualization of Polymer Dynamics in... Read More...

February 27, 2022
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Christopher W. Barney*, Ziyu Ye, Ipek Sacligil*, Kelly R. McLeod*, Han Zhang, Gregory N. Tew*, Robert A. Riggleman and Alfred J. Crosby* recently published a paper entitled Fracture of model end-linked networks in PNAS. In this work, a... Read More...

February 27, 2022

Research by Ivy Wu , Ryan J. Park , Ria Ghosh* , Mei-Chen Kuo , Soenke Seifert , E. Bryan Coughlin* and Andrew M. Herring was recently published in the Journal of Membrane Science. The paper is entitled, "Enhancing desalination... Read More...

February 7, 2022
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Research entitled "Synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol) bottlebrush networks via ring-opening metathesis polymerization" was recently published in the Journal of Polymer Science by Brandon R. Clarke* and Gregory N.... Read More...

February 7, 2022
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Research by Xudong Liang*, Hongbo Fu* and Alfred Crosby* entitled "Phase-transforming metamaterial with magnetic interactions"  was recently published in PNAS. Material phase transitions offer promise for driving motion and managing... Read More...

February 7, 2022
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Ayush Bhardwaj*, James Nicolas Pagaduan*, Yong-Guen Yu*, Vincent J. Einck*, Sravya Nuguri*, Reika Katsumata*, and James J. Watkins* have published a paper entitled "Large-Pore Ordered Mesoporous Turbostratic Carbon Films Prepared Using... Read More...

January 24, 2022
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Research Professor Uzodinma Okoroanyanwu was recently selected as a 2022 Fellow of the International Society for  Optics and Photonics. Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions... Read More...

January 24, 2022
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Research by Hazel C. Davis*, Nicholas D. Posey*, and Gregory N. Tew* was recently published in Biomacromolecules. In this work, "Protein Binding and Release by Polymeric Cell-Penetrating Peptide Mimics", Tew group investigates polymer–... Read More...

January 16, 2022
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Research by Marcel U. Brown*, Hong-Gyu Seong*, Khatcher O. Margossian*, Lauren Bishop*, Thomas P. Russell*, Murugappan Muthukumar* and Todd Emrick* was recently published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. This paper, entitled "... Read More...

January 7, 2022
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The research, which appears in Nature Chemistry is the first to unveil a self-powered, “water-walking” aqueous robot that runs continuously without electricity. These liquid robots that are like tiny submarines, which dive below the... Read More...

December 10, 2021
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Congratulations to Jim Watkins on being elected a member of the 2021 Fellow class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

December 8, 2021
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Fluorinated Polymer Zwitterions: Choline Phosphates and Phosphorylcholines was recently published by Le Zhou*, Alexandria Triozzi*, Marxa Figueiredo, and Todd Emrick* in ACS Macro Letters. The combination of fluorinated hydrocarbons and... Read More...

December 1, 2021