Shu Yang Receives PMSE Arthur K. Doolittle Award

Shu YangShu Yang, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen, along with her group, to receive the Arthur K. Doolittle Award from the American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) for the paper entitled “Understanding pattern transformation mechanisms in different responsive hydrogel membranes.” This award is given to the best paper presented before the PMSE Division at each national meeting of the ACS and will be formally presented at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA in March 2012.

Yang and her group work to develop new methodologies for the controlled synthesis, fabrication and characterization of materials with specific and unique structures and functionalities inspired by biology. Special interests include preparation of functional (co)polymers and investigation of their self-assembled nanostructures; understanding the self-organization process at surfaces and interfaces; development of novel responsive materials and non-conventional approaches for nano- and micropatterning of complex 2-D and 3-D structures; controlling wetting, adhesion and biofouling on polymer thin films. To learn more about Yang and her research, visit her faculty profile.

The Arthur K. Doolittle Award, established by the Union Carbide Corporation, is given to the authors of an outstanding paper presented before the Division at each national meeting of the ACS. To learn more about the Award, visit the PMSE website.