Fall 2021 Seminar Series

aPPSM sponsors a series of seminars covering a broad range of topics of general interest to the polymer community, featuring speakers from both on and off-campus. We invite the polymer community at MIT and elsewhere to participate. For further information, contact Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz at aalexand@mit.edu.

MIT PPSM YouTube Channel

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All Fall 2021 PPSM seminars will be presented on Wednesdays.
Seminars to be presented virtually will include ATTENDANCE LINK TBA in the description.

Seminars held in-person will be in MIT Room 56-114, Masks Required/MIT COVID19 safety protocols and event policies in effect on the seminar date will be enforced.

Connect by 3:25 PM–Seminar Begins 3:30 PM / Email ppsm-www@mit.edu with any questions.

To receive Tuesday and Wednesday email announcements of the next upcoming PPSM seminar, please email your request including your email address to:  ppsm-www@mit.edu








“Functional biosensors for human and environmental health”

Prof. Ariel L. Furst

MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

SEMINAR VIDEO:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5cuewY75I




“Engineering protein electrostatic interactions for intracellular phase separation”

Prof. Allie Obermeyer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University

SEMINAR VIDEO*:  https://mit.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=aa228b55-81f2-4d94-bc88-ae26000d5ec1 (MIT ONLY)

*The technical problem which caused only a narrow slice of each slide to be visible during Nov. 17th Zoom seminar has been corrected with this video—all slides are fully visible. Thanks to Prof. Obermeyer for her help with this!

 Sanat Kumar


“Novel Polymer Membranes for Critical Gas Separations”

Prof. Sanat K. Kumar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University









“Polymer-Based Lithium Batteries and the Pesko Condition”

Prof. Nitash P. Balsara

College of Chemistry
University of California/Berkeley


VIDEO: Watch this space


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