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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 (levimjmoore@gmail.com)
Danniebelle Haase (DHaase@dow.com)
Robert Mathers (rtm11@psu.edu)
Sara Orski (sara.orski@nist.gov)

Tentative Symposium Slate:

50 Years of Polymer Science and Engineering at Southern Miss.
Organizers: Sarah Morgan and Yoan Simon
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Engineering Functionality into Bio(mimetic) Polymers
Organizers: Abigail Knight and Allie Obermyer
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
Organizers: H.N. Cheng, Christine Coltrain, Christopher Ellison, and Timothy Long
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules
Organizers: Michael Klein and Virgil Percec
Invited Only

General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
Organizers: Ferenc Horkay and Yongfu Li
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Incorporating Polymer Science into the Classroom
Organizers: Heather Broadhead and Sarah Morgan
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Industrial Developments in Polyolefin Macromolecular Design
Organizers: Kyle Anderson, Gursu Culcu, and Andrew Young
Contributed (Oral)

Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
Organizer: Peter Boul and Michael Liu
Contributed (Oral)

Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award
Organizer: TBA
Invited Only

POLY/PMSE Plenary and Awards Ceremony

Translational Polymer Research
Organizers: Carmen Scholz and Timothy Long
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science
Organizers: Heather Broadhead, Sarah Morgan, and Sergei Nazarenko
Contributed (Oral and Poster)

Virtual Graduate Students Symposium in Asia-Pacific Region on Polymer Chemistry
Organizers: Yanli Feng and Chunxiao Zheng
Contributed (Oral)

Next Upcoming Meetings

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2022 Fall ACS National Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL
Theme: Sustainability in a Changing World
August 21-25, 2022

Program Team: 

Lead Program Chair: Robert Mathers (rtm11@psu.edu)
Danniebelle Haase (DHaase@dow.com)
Sara Orski (sara.orski@nist.gov)
Levi Moore (levimjmoore@gmail.com)

Tentative Symposium Slate:

2022 Mark Scholar Award in Honor of K. Beers,
Oral, Invited, Organizer Eric Lin

2022 Mark Scholar Senior Award in Honor of M. Hillmyer,
Oral, Invited, Organizer Timothy Lodge

2022 Mark Scholar Young Award in Honor of Z. Hudson,
Oral, Invited

ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award,
Oral, (Invited), Organizer: Paulomi Majumder, Jitesh Soares

Circular Economy of Polymers,
Oral & Poster, Contributed, Organizer: Dimitris Collias, Martin James, Yujing Tan

Design of Polymers toward Upcycling,
Oral & Poster, Contributed, Organizer: Julia Kalow, Tomonori Saito, Brent Sumerlin

Dynamic Covalent & Supramolecular Polymer Networks,
Oral, Contributed, Organizer: Piril Ertem, Svetlana Morozova, Ralm Ricarte

Federally Funded Research for Polymer Circularity,
Oral & Poster, Contributed, Organizer: Kathryn Beers, Kate Paretti, Christy Payne

General Topics: New Synthesis & Characterization of Polymers,
Oral & Poster, Contributed, Organizer: Dana Garcia, Ferenc Horkay, Yongfu Li

Green Polymer Chemistry & Sustainability,
Oral & Poster, Contributed, Organizer: H.N. Cheng, Richard Gross

Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science,
Oral, Invited, Organizer: Daniel Abebe, Hayley Brown, Michael Petr

Industrial Polymer Scientist Award in honor of Margaret Sheridan,
Oral, Invited, Organizer Brett Krull, Cristina U. Thomas

Next-generation synthesis and structure for pi-conjugated polymers,
Contributed and Invited, oral only, Nag Gavvalapalli, J. D. Tovar

Polymer Characterization for Sustainability,
(Contributed and Invited) (oral only), Yujing Tan

Virtual Graduate Students Symposium in Asia-Pacific Region on Polymer Chemistry,
Contributed and Invited, oral only, Yanli Feng, Chunxiao Zheng

Future Meetings:

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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