Check out the new polymer data ecosystem we are developing of data standards, applications, and software frameworks for polymers called the CRIPT! (Link). Please make an account and explore the site! Passwords are not used as the app is still in development, so don’t put any non-public data on the app!

Congratulations to Nathan J. Rebello and Haley K. Beech on their joint theory-experimental paper in ACS Macro Letters, an update to the famous Flory-Rehner equation for topological defects! Check it here!


Congratulations to Haley K. Beech and the MONET team on their publication to Chemical Reviews titled “Molecular Characterization of Polymer Networks”! Check it out here!


Check out our new MONET (NSF Center For The Chemistry Of Molecularly Optimized Networks) publication in JACS titled “Single-Event Spectroscopy and Unravelling Kinetics of Covalent Domains Based on Cyclobutane Mechanophores” here! Congratulations to Haley K. Beech on her publication!


Congratulations to Ameya Rao for winning the 1st prize at the 2021 APS DPOLY poster competition for his work titled: “Role of Chain Walking and Hopping on Anomalous Self-Diffusion in Linear Associative Polymers”!


Congratulations to Shu Wang, our very own Haley K. Beech, Brandon H. Bowser, and Tatiana B. Kouznetsova for their publication in JACS! Check it out here!


Congratulations to Dr. Tzyy-Shyang Lin, Nathan J. Rebello, Haley K. Beech, Zi Wang, Dr. Bassil El-Zaatari, and David J. Lundberg for their collaborative paper: a new data schema PolyDAT for polymer characterization in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, an ACS Editor’s Choice! Check it out here! This work was in collaboration with the Craig Lab at Duke University, the Johnson Lab at MIT, and Kalow Lab at Northwestern.


Congrats to Dr. Tzyy-Shyang Lin for being nominated as a Padden Award finalist at the upcoming APS March Meeting! Check out his abstract here.


Congratulations to Dr. Hursh Vardhan Sureka for successfully defended his thesis “Protein Immobilization using Complex Coacervates and Complex Coacervate Thin Films​” on Thursday, January 14th with Professors Bradley D. Olsen, Zachary P. Smith and Timothy M. Swager!


Check out the new line notation here that Dr. Tzyy-Shyang Lin has developed that handles the stochastic nature of polymers, based on the popular SMILES language, called BigSMILES!


Interested in Polymers, Data Science, ML or AI; check out our symposium! (NSF Convergence Accelerator program). We will be demoing an early version of our data platform for FAIR polymer data and are seeking community feedback! For more details, please visit https://cript.mit.edu/virtual-symposium-polymer-data!


Congratulations to Dr. Tzyy-Shyang Lin for successfully defended his thesis “Towards Quantitatively Predicting the Properties of Gels and Elastomers” with Professors Bradley D. Olsen, Gregory C. Rutledge and James W. Swan on Monday, January 11th!


The Olsen Lab would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest graduate students Charlotte Dai, Katharina Fransen, and Oliver Xie! We wish them the best on the graduate school journey!