January 27, 2017 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macromolecular science is the study of the synthesis, structure, processing, properties and use of polymers. These giant molecules are the basis of synthetic materials including plastics, fibers, rubber, films, paints, membranes, and adhesives.
Founded in 1963 as the first department for education and research in polymers in the nation, and recognized around the world as one of the best polymer programs in existence, the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is a world leader in all areas of polymer science and engineering. As the first accredited undergraduate program in the United States in this field, the department continues to provide cutting-edge education in this exciting field.
We look forward to meeting you in person to discuss how we can assist you achieve your goals and dreams in your engineering education.
Chair, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Information on applying to our graduate program can be found here.
Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower has won the 2017 Education Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The SPE Education Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of plastics education, through teaching, mentoring, and outreach. Disciplines considered include teaching undergraduate, graduate and/or industry-based students, developing plastics-related curriculum, building a noteworthy academic program, creating innovative tools and methods for plastics education, or otherwise furthering the knowledge of plastics/polymers worldwide.
Vahab Solouki Bonab, a Ph.D. candidate working in Prof. Ica Manas-Zloczower's group, has been selected for a 2016 SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group scholarship. This scholarship for $1,000 is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students working in the field of thermoplastic elastomers. Congratulations, Vahab!
Jaqueline Wallat, a Ph.D. candidate in the Pokorski Lab, was recently awarded the Baxter Young Investigator Award for her work on healthcare related issues. The competitive award was given to a total of 17 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Congratulations, Jacky!
The full press release can be viewed here.
The Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has been ranked as the #1 polymers/plastic engineering program in the United States. The department also has the distinction of being the first such department in the United States, having been founded in 1963.
Professor Dai was recently featured on the Science/AAAS News website discussing recent research that demonstrates "smart glass" which can harvest energy from wind or precipitation to cause changes in transparency or color. This technology could be used in the future for more eco-friendly, responsive windows in structures.
See the full article here.
Liming Dai is a professor in the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), US. He is also director of the Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (Case4Carbon). Dai’s expertise lies across the synthesis, chemical modification and device fabrication of conjugated polymers and carbon nanomaterials for energy-related and biomedical applications.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 federal grant to work on ways of building nanostructures, tiny objects that can precisely deliver medicines to tumors, carry dyes that may help detect diseases, or serve as wires in electronics or computers.
Early Fall Consideration: October 1
Fall Semester Enrollment: January 31
Spring Semester Enrollment: October 1
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Sustainability in Polymers Education and Research is a group dedicated to teaching educators and students alike the importance of sustainability in polymers. This website is a portal linking teachers to educational tools such as outreach activities and presentations highlighting specific areas in the field of sustainable polymers.