Progress in Polymer Science publishes state-of-the-art overview articles by internationally recognized authorities in polymer science and engineering, one of the fastest growing disciplines. The journal provides a link between original articles, innovations published in patents, and up-to-date knowledge of technology. It publishes review articles on subjects not only within the traditional fields of polymer science - chemistry, physics and engineering involving polymers - but also within interdisciplinary developing fields such as functional and specialty polymers, biomaterials, polymers and drug delivery, polymers in electronic applications, composites, conducting polymers, liquid crystalline materials and the interphases between polymers and ceramics, and new fabrication techniques, where significant contributions are being made.

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Editorial board


  • Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski PhD
    Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, United States

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

  • Professor Guy Berry
    Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, United States

Senior Editor

  • Professor Michael Bockstaller
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Lutz
    Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg, France

Assistant to the Editors

  • Bridget Irwin
    Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Editorial Board

  • Professor Takuzo Aida PhD
    The University of Tokyo, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor Markus Antonietti
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
  • Professor Steve Armes
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Professor Nitash Balsara
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik PhD
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Yves Gnanou
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor Nikos Hadjichristidis
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor Craig Hawker
    University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Professor Masami Kamigaito PhD
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Professor Alexei Khokhlov
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • Professor Tomek Kowalewski
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Professor Sanat Kumar
    Columbia University, New York, New York, United States
  • Professor Ludwik Leibler
    City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, Paris, France
  • Professor Bin Liu PhD
    National University of Singapore Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Martin Möller
    RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • Professor Axel Mueller
    Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • Professor Kevin Noonan PhD
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Professor Nicholas Peppas ScD
    The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Biomaterials Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Professor Martina Stenzel PhD
    University of New South Wales Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Brent Sumerlin PhD
    University of Florida Department of Chemistry, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • Professor Benzhong Tang
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Chemistry, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Professor David Tirrell
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States
  • Professor Marek Urban
    Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States
  • Professor Karen Winey PhD
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Professor Karen Wooley
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • Professor Yusuf Yagci
    Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Professor Xi Zhang PhD
    Tsinghua University Department of Chemistry, Beijing, China
  • Professor Shiping Zhu
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada