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
    Dept. of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PA 15213-2683, USA

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

  • Professor Guy Berry
    Dept. of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PA 15213-2683, USA

Senior Editor

  • Dr. Michael Bockstaller
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Assistant to the Editors

  • Emilee Tkacik
    Dept. of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, USA

Editorial Board

  • Professor Takuzo Aida
    The University of Tokyo, TOKYO, Japan
  • Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor Markus Antonietti
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
  • Professor Steve Armes
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Professor Nitash Balsara
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Yves Gnanou
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor Nikos Hadjichristidis
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Craig Hawker
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Professor Masami Kamigaito
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Professor Alexei Khokhlov
    M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Professor Tomek Kowalewski
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Sanat Kumar
    Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
  • Professor Ludwik Leibler
    École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France
  • Professor Bin Liu PhD
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Lutz
    Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  • Professor Martin Möller
    RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
  • Professor Axel Mueller
    Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany
  • Assoc. Professor Kevin Noonan PhD
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Professor Nicholas Peppas ScD
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Professor Martina Stenzel
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Brent Sumerlin
    University of Florida, Gainesville, District of Columbia, USA
  • Professor Benzhong Tang
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • Professor David Tirrell
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Dr. Marek Urban
    Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Professor Karen Winey
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Karen Wooley
    Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • Professor Yusuf Yagci
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Xi Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Professor Shiping ZHU
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada