About the IMS Polymer Program
The Polymer Program serves as the sole center in the State of Connecticut for graduate research and education programs focusing on polymer science and engineering. Established in 1965, the Polymer Program is a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence for interdisciplinary research and education in the fields of polymer science and engineering. The Program is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of its graduate and professional students; to providing lifelong learning opportunities in the study of polymeric materials; to assisting Connecticut industry in developing polymer technology; and to developing the knowledge base regarding polymeric materials and in disseminating this knowledge on a global basis.
Polymer Program faculty pursue intellectual excellence in an environment that integrates teaching, research, and service and is renowned for its expertise in the synthesis, characterization, engineering, and molecular design of polymeric materials systems. The Program is a leader in polymer research and educational programs. As such, it attracts an intellectually rich and culturally diverse community of students and scholars.
Polymer Program Students
The IMS Polymer Program currently includes 87 Students working under the advisement of 19 faculty members. Students from 8 different programs can be found in the polymer research laboratories. The population includes 80 Ph.D. and 7 master’s degree students.
Science 1, the future home of the Institute of Materials Science, is a 198,000 square foot state of the art facility scheduled for completion in fall of 2022. IMS faculty, students, and laboratories are scheduled to move into the building in November.