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Next Meeting

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

POLY Symposia will be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. (click here for booking)

Lead Programming Chair: Thomas Epps, III

Symposia: (Organizers can be contacted through the abstract website (here)

  • Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award (invited – co-sponsored with PMSE)
    • organizer – Paulomi Majumdar
  • Characterization of Plastics in Aquatic Environments (co-sponsored by PMSE, I&EC, CEI, ANYL, ENVR, BIOL)
    • organizers – Robert Mathers , Sara Orski , Melissa Pasquinelli
  • DSM Graduate Student Award (invited)
    • organizer – Judith Van Gorp
  • Eco-Friendly Polymerization
    • organizers – Cyrille Boyer, Dominik Konkolewicz
  • Future of Biomacromolecules at a Crossroads of Polymer Science & Biology (invited – co-sponsored by PMSE, PHYS, COLL, CARB, MEDI, ENVR, CELL, BIOL)
    • organizers – Ann-Christine Albertsson, Simona Percec
  • General Topics: New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers
    • organizer – Dana Garcia
  • Henkel Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry (invited)
    • organizer – Mahesh Mahanthappa
  • Herman F. Mark Award (invited)
    • organizer – Melissa Grunlan
  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science (invited)
    • organizers – Sean Ramirez , Laura Stratton
  • Industrial Polymer Young Scientist Award (invited)
    • organizers – Joseph DeSimone, Crista Farrell
  • Overberger International Prize (invited)
    • organizers – Richard Laine , Julie Pollak
  • Paul Flory’s “Statistical Mechanics of Chain Molecules: The 50th Anniversary of Polymer Chemistry”
    • organizers – Gary Patterson , Alan Tonelli
  • Polymeric Materials for Water Purification (co-sponsored with PMSE)
    • organizers – Benny Freeman, Lynn Katz, Nathaniel Lynd, Rachel Segalman
  • Polymerization-Induced Nanostructural Transitions
    • organizers – Steven Armes, Robert Hickey, Andrew Magenau
  • Polymers for Defense Applications
    • organizers – Robert Lambeth, Dawanne Poree, Timothy Pruyn, Alice Savage, Peter Zarras

For symposia organizers and chairs:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs (pdf document)

Next Upcoming Meetings

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

The following symposia have been proposed:

  • Industrial Innovations in Polymer Science
  • 50 years of Polymer Science and Engineering at Southern Miss
  • The Role of ASTM International in Polymer Testing and Analysis
  • Polymer Colloids: Synthesis, Analysis, Modeling and Application
  • Structure to function in supramolecular polymers and materials
  • Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research
  • Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications
  • Translational Polymer Research
  • 100 years of polymer structures: active materials for thin films and interfaces
  • From Staudinger Macromolecules to the Genome of Macromolecules
  • Industrial developments in polyolefin macromolecular design
  • The Road to Packaging Sustainability
  • Engineering functionality into bio(mimetic) polymers

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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