Division of Polymer Physics

The Division of Polymer Physics focuses on the physics of natural and synthetic macromolecular substances.

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News & Announcements

DPOLY Short Course at the March Meeting
The DPOLY Short Course on Polymer Colloids: Synthesis, Characterization and Application took place at the March Meeting on March 11 and March 12.
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DPOLY Winter 2017 Newsletter
The Winter 2017 Newsletter is now available.
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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2017 John H. Dillon Medal
Moon J. Park, Pohang University of Science & Technology

2017 Polymer Physics Prize
Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University

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Prize & Award Recipients

Polymer Physics Prize:

Monica Olvera de la CruzMonica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University

"For outstanding contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers, and the effects of electrostatic interactions on their structure and properties."



John H. Dillon Medal:

Moon ParkMoon J. Park, Pohang University of Science & Technology

"For incisive experiments elucidating the interplay of transport and morphology in nanostructured ion-containing polymer materials."



Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award

Dylan KippDylan Kipp, University of Texas, Austin






Andrew ParnellAndrew Parnell, University of Sheffield





TBD. Nominations for the 2017 DPOLY Lecturer are due December 31.