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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DPOLY March Meeting 2019
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DPOLY March Meeting 2019
Complex Fluids and Rheology
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DPOLY March Meeting 2019
Design, Manufacturing, and Industrial Physics
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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to Prize & Award Recipients

2019 John H. Dillon Medal
Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania

2019 Polymer Physics Prize
Ron Larson, University of Michigan

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Prize & Award Recipients

Polymer Physics Prize:

Ron Larson, University of Michigan

"For wide ranging, multi-disciplinary contributions to understanding the structure, dynamics, and rheology of polymeric materials in melt, solution, glassy, mesomorphic, and multi-phase states, including viscoelastic instabilities, constitutive equations, alignment transitions, and phase behavior."

Ron Larson

John H. Dillon Medal:

Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania

"For exceptional investigations of surface effects in polymer glasses and amyloid aggregation."

Zahra Fakhraai

Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award

Jelena Dinic, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Michael Hore, Case Western Reserve U

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Andrew Parnell, University of Sheffield

Andrew Parnell