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Next Meeting

Orlando, FL
March 31 – April 4, 2019
Theme: Chemistry for New Frontiers

HOUSING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. The POLY Sessions will be held in the Rosen Center Hotel

Deadline for abstract submission has closed

Lead Program Chair: Brett Helms, Molecular Foundry (


  • ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry in Honor of Richard Gross
  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry in Honor of Tim Swager
  • ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials in Honor of Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • Carl S. Marvel Award for Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in Honor of Matt Becker
  • Antimicrobial & Cell-Penetrating Peptides
  • Dispersity in Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling & the Effects on Self-Assembly
  • Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
  • General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science (Oral)
  • New Frontiers in Aerospace Polymers: Advances & Challenges in Experiments & Simulations
  • Poly(2-oxazoline)s & Polypeptoids
  • Polymer Bioconjugates for a Changing World
  • Polymer-Based Gene & Drug Delivery Systems
  • Polymers & Biomimicry
  • Synthesis & Properties of Densely Grafted Polymers
  • The Fate of Plastics in Water
  • Transport in Polymer Membranes
  • Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science

For symposia organizers and chairs:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs (pdf document)

Next Upcoming Meetings

San Diego, CA
August 25 – 29, 2019
Theme: Chemistry of Water

Lead Programming Chair: Thomas Epps, III


  • Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
  • DSM Graduate Student Award
  • Eco-Friendly Polymerization
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
  • Henkel Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry
  • Herman F. Mark Award
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • Industrial Polymer Young Scientist Award
  • Ocean Plastics
  • Overberger International Prize
  • Paul Flory’s “Statistical Mechanics of Chain Molecules”: The 50th Anniversary of Polymer Chemistry”
  • Polymerization-Induced Nanostructural Transitions
  • Polymers for Defense Applications
  • Polymers for Water Purification

Philadelphia, PA
March 22 – 26, 2020
Theme: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century (mark your calendars for this one)

San Francisco, CA
August 16-20, 2020
Theme: Chemistry from Bench to Market

San Antonio, TX
March 21-25, 2021

Atlanta, GA
August 22-26, 2021

San Diego, CA
March 20-24, 2022

Chicago, IL
August 21-25, 2022

Graphical Abstracts from POLY at Previous National ACS Meetings 

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