What is PPST?

2014 Polymer Day Poster Contest Winners!

2014POSTERCONTESTWINNERSFrom L to R: Prof. Darrell Irvine (Director, PPST)
Runners-Up: Benjamin Grena and Rosanna Lim
Second Prize: Nisarg Shah
and Shefali Lathwal
Grand Prize: Dr. Eilaf Ahmed 

NOT SHOWN: Hangbo Zhao and Dr. Saptarshi Chattopadhyay

Watch for more 2014 Polymer Day
details coming soon!

PHOTO CREDIT: Michelle K. Sing







The Program in Polymer Science and Technology (PPST) at MIT is an interdisciplinary program offering graduate education in the field of polymer science and engineering.

Its goals are to provide educational opportunities for students who wish to focus their graduate education within the broad field of polymers and to foster a spirit of community and collaboration among the large group of students, post-docs, faculty, and visitors involved in polymer-related activities at MIT.

PPST provides a core curriculum in polymer studies and a doctoral qualifying examination that is accepted in place of departmental exams by five participating departments at MIT (Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering). PPST operates a popular weekly research seminar, coordinates the schedules of visitors to MIT from the worldwide community of polymer specialists in industry, academia and government, and arranges special events and research poster competitions for the MIT polymer community. The PPST Graduate Student Association (PGSA) organizes social events, helps to maintain the Program’s website and provides an important channel of communication between PPST students and faculty.

PPST Flyer

PPST Information Pamphlet

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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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