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Current Meeting

2021 Fall ACS National Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA
Theme: Resilience in Chemistry
August 22-26, 2021

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Program Team

Lead Program Chair: Sara Orski (
Hayley Brown (
Robert Mathers (
Levi Moore (

Symposium Slate: (Please click here for the full list with organizer contact information)

2020 Mark Scholars Award in honor of Luis Campos
Organizer: Egbert Meijer
Invited Only
2020 Mark Scholars Senior Award in honor of Karen Winey
Organizer: Hayley Brown, Edwin Thomas
Invited Only
ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
Organizers: Paulomi Majumder, Jitesh Soares
Invited Only
Circular Economy of Polymers
Organizers: Dimitris Collias, Martin James, John Layman
Contributed (Oral and Poster)
DSM Science & Technology Award
Organizers: Judith Gorp-Van, Rolf Vanbenthem
Invited Only
Fourth CME NASA Symposium: Chemistry for Resilient Human Space Exploration
Organizers: Michael Meador, Robert Nolan, George Rodriguez, Ksenia Takhistova
Contributed (Oral and Poster)
General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers
Organizers: Dana Garcia, Ferenc Horkay, Yongfu Li
Contributed (Oral and Poster)
Henkel Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry (PMSE co-sponsored)
Organizers: William Dichtel, Mahesh Mahanthappa
Contributed (Oral)
Herman F. Mark Award in honor of Kristi Anseth
Organizers: Jeffrey Hubbell, Nicholas Peppas
Invited Only
Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
Organizers: James Bohling, Wei Gao, Michael Minkler
Contributed (Oral)
Overberger International Prize
Organizer: Jinsang Kim, Julie Pollak
Invited Only
POLY/PMSE Plenary Lecture & Awards Event
Organizers: POLY/PMSE
Invited Only
Structure to Function in Supramolecular Polymers & Materials
Organizers: Pol Besenius, Roxanne Kieltyka, John Matson
Contributed (Oral and Poster)
Young Industrial Polymer Scientist Award in honor of Victoria Piunova
Organizer: James Hedrick
Invited Only

For Symposia Organizers and Chairs:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs (pdf document)

Next Meeting

2022 Spring ACS National Meeting
Location: San Diego, CA
Theme: Bonding Through Chemistry
March 20-24, 2022

Program Team: 

Lead Program Chair: Levi Moore (
Hayley Brown (
Robert Mathers (
Sara Orski (

Tentative Symposium Slate:

• 50 Years of Polymer Science and Engineering at Southern Miss.
• Carl S. Marvel Award for Creative Polymer Chemistry
• Engineering Functionality into Bio(memetic) Polymers
• Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
• From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules
• General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
• Incorporating Polymer Science into the Classroom
• Industrial Developments in Polyolefin Macromolecular Design
• Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
• NMR of Polymeric Materials
• Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award
• POLY/PMSE Plenary and Awards Ceremony
• Translational Polymer Research
• Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science

Next Upcoming Meetings

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Chicago, IL
August 21-25, 2022

Indianapolis, IN
March 26-30, 2023

San Francisco, CA
August 13-17, 2023

New Orleans, LA
March 17-21, 2024

Denver, CO
August 18-21, 2024

San Diego, CA
March 23-27, 2025

Washington, DC
August 17-21, 2025

Graphical Abstracts from POLY at Previous National ACS Meetings 

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