OUR VISION: The Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in our polymer science and engineering program at the University of Florida and serves as a conduit between industry, government and UF. We stress a fundamental approach in our research while seeking solutions to practical problems. We pursue excellence in all our endeavors. Our conduct is characterized by ethics, integrity, and honesty.
Congratulations to MacroCenter members Patricia Bachler and Bryan Tucker for receiving the 2015 Procter & Gamble Awards for excellence in graduate research!
The University of Florida Department of Chemistry is ranked 35th in the world.
Dr. Wagener received the Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award for outstanding achievements in promoting undergraduate and graduate polymer education.
Michael Sims was awared a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Read more here.
Congratulations to Dr. David Tanner for being awarded the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids. Tanner shares the prize with Dirk Van der Marel of the University of Geneva.
Dr. Brent Sumerlin was named the 2015 ACS Biomacromolecules / Macromolecules Young Investigator Award winner.
UF Materials Science and Engineering program ranked Top 10 in undergraduate and graduate programs
Professor George Butler formed the Center in 1970. The Polymer program at UF is among the oldest in the United States.