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2021 ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners

The ACS journals ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules, and Macromolecules in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Bradley D. Olsen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Haritz Sardon of POLYMAT/University of the Basque Country, Spain as the winners of the 2021 ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Olsen and Sardon will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting, August 22 – 26, 2021.

2021 ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/MacromoleculesYoung Investigator Award Winners

Bradley D. Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Olsen was selected in recognition of his pioneering studies of protein-based polymeric materials and protein-polymer hybrids including the discovery of nucleoporin-like proteins (NLPs), block copolymers, and coacervates for applications in catalysis and biosensing; for the incorporation of topological defects in polymer network theory; and advancing line notation for data-driven polymer science through the invention BigSMILES built for polymer structures.

View selected articles published by Professor Olsen

Nucleopore-Inspired Polymer Hydrogels for Selective Biomolecular Transport
Biomacromolecules 2018, 19, 10, 3905–3916
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00556
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Revisiting the Elasticity Theory for Real Gaussian Phantom Networks
Macromolecules 2019, 52, 4, 1685–1694
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01676
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The Nature of Protein Interactions Governing Globular Protein–Polymer Block Copolymer Self-Assembly
Biomacromolecules 2014, 15, 4, 1248–1258
DOI: 10.1021/bm401817p
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Adding the Effect of Topological Defects to the Flory–Rehner and Bray–Merrill Swelling Theories
ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 5, 531–537
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00909

Haritz Sardon, POLYMAT/University of the Basque Country

Professor Sardon was selected for this honor in recognition of his contributions to the development of organocatalyzed polymerizations and chemical recycling and upcycling of polymers. His accomplishments include preparing new functional polymeric materials using sustainable polymerization processes, such as synthesis of new polymers using “green” polymerization processes such as monomers from polymer recycling, reagents from renewable sources or the use of less hazardous organocatalysts

View selected articles published by Professor Sardon

Synthesis of Functionalized Cyclic Carbonates through Commodity Polymer Upcycling
ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 4, 443–447
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00164
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Thioxanthone-Based Photobase Generators for the Synthesis of Polyurethanes via the Photopolymerization of Polyols and Polyisocyanates
Macromolecules 2020, 53, 6, 2069–2076
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02648
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Isomorphic Polyoxyalkylene Copolyethers Obtained by Copolymerization of Aliphatic Diols
Macromolecules 2019, 52, 9, 3506–3515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00469
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Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Polycarbonate Hydrogels with Fast Degradability
Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 4, 1169–1178
DOI: 10.1021/bm501836z

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