Division of Polymer Physics

The Division of Polymer Physics, established in 1944, focuses on the physics of natural and synthetic macromolecular substances.

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Dear DPOLY members,

As you may know from DPOLY-member emails, DPOLY has organized virtual meetings this summer. Most recently,

  • Virtual Polymer Physics Symposium (July 28-29)
  • Mini-symposium on "Membranes for Selective Transport of Gases, Ions and Water" (August 4).
  • Mini-symposium on "Polymer Nanocomposites" (Upcoming on September 3, registration link)
  • Polymer Physics and Polymer Spectroscopy ("P3S") Bi-weekly Webinars, (starting September 3, website)

If you want to organize another virtual event, please contact DPOLY chair, Amalie Frischknecht, for information.

If you are not receiving these emails, please check your membership and also check your account settings to see if you are signed up to receive emails. If you have questions, please contact the division secretary, Steve Hudson.

Thomas O’Connor, DPOLY’s early career executive committee member, is organizing a series of virtual events for early career members; details to come soon.

Congratulations to Prize & Award Recipients

2020 Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award

Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser

Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser, University of California, Berkeley
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2020 Polymer Physics Prize


Kurt Binder, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

2020 John H. Dillon Medal

Rodney Priestley

Rodney Priestley, Princeton University

Muzhou Wang

Ignacio Martin-Fabiani-Carrato

Muzhou Wang (DPOLY), Northwestern University

Ignacio Martin-Fabiani-Carrato (UKPPG), Loughborough University
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Bill Wheatle

Bill Wheatle
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Beatrice Soh

Beatrice Soh
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Justin Paloni

Justin Paloni
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Upcoming Meetings

March Meeting 2021
March 15-19, 2021

March Meeting 2022
February 28-March 4, 2022

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Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.