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Next Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
March 22 – 26, 2020
Theme: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century

PROGRAM CHAIRS: Scott Iacono, Hayley Brown, Robert Mathers
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, October 21, 2019

For more information and to contact the organizers, click here

  • 2020 Paul J. Flory Education Award
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Rigoberto Advincula
  • 50 years of Polymer Science & Engineering at Southern Miss
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Charles McCormick, Sarah Morgan, Yoan Simon
  • Celebrating Inclusivity in Polymer & Materials Science
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Athina Anastasaki, Tanja Junkers, Emily Pentzer
  • Celebrating Underrepresented Groups in Polymer Science
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Christopher Hobbs, Reni Joseph
  • Engineering Functionality into Bio(mimetic) Polymers
    • type: oral
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Abigail Knight, Allie Obermeyer
  • Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: H. N. Cheng, Christine Coltrain, Christopher Ellison, Timothy Long
  • From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Michael Klein, Virgil Percec
  • Frontiers in Conjugated Polymer Design & Synthesis
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Kevin Noonan, Yang Qin
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Hayley Brown, Dana Garcia
  • Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: H. N. Cheng, Richard Gross
  • Industrial Developments in Polyolefin Macromolecular Design
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Kyle Anderson, Gursu Culcu, Andrew Young
  • Macromolecular Science at the Dawn of its Second Century
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Tim Lodge, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • Polymer Colloids: Synthesis, Analysis, Modeling and Application
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: James Bohling, Stephen Foulger, Ibrahim El-Hedok, Wei Gao, John Tsavalas, Wenjun Wu, and Danniebelle Haase
  • Polymer Symposium Honoring the Winner of the Frederich Stanley Kipping 2020 Award
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Michael Brook, Joseph Mabry
  • Polymers and Advanced Materials for Humanity’s Next Giant Leap
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Michael Meador, George Rodriguez
  • The Role of ASTM International in Polymer Testing and Analysis
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Dana Garcia, Mark Lavach
  • Structure to Function in Supramolecular Polymers & Materials
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Pol Besenius, Roxanne Kieltyka, John Matson
  • The Road to Packaging Sustainability
    • type: oral
    • submission type: invited
    • organizers: Susan Brown, Abhishek Roy, Anurima Singh
  • Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science
    • type: oral and poster
    • submission type: contributed
    • organizers: Sarah Morgan, Sergei Nazarenko, Heather Broadhead

For symposia organizers and chairs:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs (pdf document)


Next Upcoming Meetings

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

PROGRAM CHAIRS: Scott Iacono, Hayley Brown, Robert Mathers

(tentative proposed symposia shown below)

**Currently accepting proposals for symposia (see the link at the top of this page)**

  • Additive Manufacturing: From Molecules to Marketplace
  • Addressing the Challenge of Ocean Plastics 
  • Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
  • DSM Graduate Student Award
  • From the Lab to Helping Humankind: Polymers and Plastics          
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
  • Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • Industrial Polymer Scientist Award
  • Mark Young Scholars Award
  • Mark Scholars Award
  • Mark Senior Scholars Award
  • NMR of Materials            
  • Overberger International Prize
  • POLY/PMSE Plenary
  • Recycling of Polymers or Circular Economy of Polymers
  • Silicon based Hybrid Materials for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

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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