The Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR) interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows program has awarded a grant to faculty members Todd Emrick, Polymer Science and Engineering, and Priscilla Clarkson, Kinesiology.
"Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, have created a flame-retardant synthetic polymer that does not require conventional and potentially harmful halogen additives."
A new fire-resistant synthetic polymer was recently developed by scientists at UMass Amherst. A news article highlighting and detailing this development was published in both UMass Amherst's In The Loop weekly bulletin and at Businessweek.com.
The Polymer Science & Engineering Department at UMass Amherst has launched its new website. Updated for easier navigation, more informative web pages and an overall new look and design, this website reflects the high quality and standards that the PS&E Department diligently works to maintain.
The Polymer Science & Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts is proud to announce Dr. Tisato Kajiyama is the 2007 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is bestowed upon alumni who have demonstrated distinguished service to the university.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus William J. MacKnight will be the recipient of the 2007 Society of Plastics Engineers International Award. The Award will be presented at the ANTEC meeting, May 6, in Cincinnati OH.
Polymer Scientist Kenneth R. Carter has won the Percy L. Julian Award for significant contributions in pure and applied research in chemistry presented at the national conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) in Orlando, Fla. last week. Congratulations Ken!