The answer is yes!
A special issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications highlighting the outstanding research of 21 young scientists from around the world is the best evidence. Three guest-editors from three different continents have compiled this great issue which reflects the diversity and excitement of today’s polymer science. Jean-Francois Lutz (Strasbourg, France), Shiyong Liu (Hefei, China) and Brent Sumerlin (Dallas, USA) – all of them well established scientists – are still young enough to know the latest generation of polymer scientists from their post-doc times.
A selection of what looks to be a bright future in polymer science can now be accessed for free.
- Anne McNeil from the University of Michigan presents a palladium catalyst that can mediate a living, chain-growth polymerization of π-conjugated monomers.
- Chun-Yan Hong from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, reports on a novel nanocontainer fabricated by attaching zwitterionic sulfobetaine copolymer onto the mesoporous silica nanoparticles, which can regulate the release of payloads, has been successfully.
- Matthew Gibson from the University of Warwick, Coventry, discusses initial biophysical investigations on the interactions of thermoresponsive polymers with phospholipid bilayer membranes.
Enjoy the reading!
The Macromolecular Journals also sponsor prizes for the best poster presentations at selected international conferences, preferably awarded to promising younger scientists. Find more information on the Macro-Awards here.