Jenn Wins Gilbert Award

Congratulations to Jenn Hawk, whose research was honored last night at the Gilbert Awards Symposium by the NC Polymer Discussion Group.  Jenn gave a talk entitled “Stronger Gels from Weaker Bonds” and received $200 in recognition of her work — money she is sure to share with her beloved labmates.

JPC Letters Paper Accepted

Donghua’s paper on the unexpectedly complex, steady-shear behavior of supramolecular networks has been accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. The paper describes a rare (and perhaps unprecedented) example of experimental results that unambiguously demonstrate the contributions of multiple, competing dynamic processes to the shear thickening and shear thinning behavior of reversibly cross-linked polymer networks.