In this section you will find links (we hope that useful) to various Web sites. This list is by no means complete. In fact, once you start browsing through these links you will find many other interesting sites worth visiting. If you could suggest other places of interest not given in this list let us know, so that we can add them to our database. Also, if you happen to find out that some of the links we have provided here are outdated, please, let us know, we do not want to keep track of "dead places". Thanks. For your convenience we categorized the links as follows:

Polymer surfaces & interfaces
Other polymer sites of interest
Polymer related scrientific journals
Chemical engineering sites
Materials science sites
Scientific societies

Polymer surfaces & interfaces

Let's start with the links to the sites of our friends and collegaues who are studying polymers at surfaces and interfaces (as we do). Many of them maintain pretty "spiffy" Web sites (we can't tell you who this is - it simply wouldn't be fair) - check them out! For convenience, the sites have been organized in an alphabetical order (so no preference here).

Prof. Anna Balazs's group at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prof. Françoiose Brochard's group at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France.
Prof. Andrzej Budkowski's group at the Jagellonski University in Poland.
Prof. Arup Chakraborty's group at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prof. Russell Composto's group at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prof. Terence Cosgrove's group at the University of Bristol in the UK.
Prof. Kari Dalnoki-Veress's group at the McMaster University in Canada.
Prof. John Dutcher's group at the University of Guelph in Canada.
Prof. James Forest's group at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Prof. Joseph Gardella's group at SUNY Buffalo.
Prof. Georges Hadziioannou's group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Prof. Paula Hammond's group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Wilhelm Huck's group at the Cambridge University in teh UK.
Prof. Richard Jones's group at the University of Sheffield in the UK.
Prof. Jacob Klein's group at the Oxford University in the UK.
Prof. Jeff Koberstein's group at Columbia University.
Prof. Ed Kramer's group at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Prof. Georg Krausch's group at the Bayreuth Universität in Germany.
Prof. Rastislav Levicky's group at Columbia University.
Prof. Evangelos Manias's group at the Pennsylvania State University.
Prof. Anne Mayes's group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. Thomas Russell's group at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Prof. Manfred Stamm's group at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany.
Prof. Ullrich Steiner's group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Prof. Igal Szleifer's group at Purdue University.

And here are links to some scientific centers whose work is intimately related to the performance of polymers at surfaces and interfaces. Visit them and check out the various links provided on those sites to find out more about the folks listed there and their work.

Center for Interfacial Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Digital Instruments - some nifty AFM pictures of polymer surfaces.
Garcia MRSEC Center at SUNY Stony Brook.
The Materials Center at the University of Chicago.
Molecular Simulations polymer surfaces page.
Polymer surfaces and interfaces at the Institut für Polymerforschung in Dresden in Germany.

Other polymer sites of interest

It's hard to list all the polymer folks out there. Here are just a few examples. Again listed alphabetically.

Prof. Glenn Fredrickson's group at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Dr. Ian Hamley's group at the University of Leeds in United Kingdom.
Prof. Ramanan Krishnamoorti's group at the University of Houston.
Prof. Takeji Hashimoto's group at the Kyoto University in Japan.
Prof. Chris Ober's group at Cornell University.
Prof. Christine Ortiz's site at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PennState polymer folks - go to their homepage for more info.

Looking for a polymer institute? We've got links to some of them as well!

College of polymer science & polymer engineering at the University of Akron.
Department of polymer science & engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Institut für Polymerforschung in Dresden in Germany.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Liquid crystal physics at Case Western Reserve University.
Max Planck Institut für Polymerforschung in Mainz in Germany.
Polymer division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Polymer IRC - polymers & complex fluids at the University of Leeds in United Kingdom.

This is a general polymer related stuff. You name it yourself. Some of it can even be used as a great educational tool!

HC Technologies - Polymer World - another site with many links.
The Macrogalleria - no comments needed here.
"Molecular giants" at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Polymer chemistry hypertext at the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Polymers & liquid crystals at the Case Western Reserve University.
Polymers at Yahoo.
Polymers DotCom - a very interesting site with many, many links.
Sci.Polymers - frequently asked questions.

Finally, here is chemistry related info - polymer suppliers, chemicals, chemical safety, etc.

Fisher Scientific - information about various chemicals.
LabDeals - research supplies and equipment at a discount.
Material safety data sheet (MSDS) - a Vermont-based site (one of several on the Web).
Material safety data sheet at
National Center for Manufacturing Science - information about various solvents.
Polymer Laboratories here we go again - yet another supplier of model polymers.
Polymer Source - another source of model synthetic polymers.
Pressure Chemical - a source of model synthetic polymers.
Scientific Polymer Products - useful place if you shop for larger quantities.
Sigma-Aldrich - a source for chemicals.

Polymer related scienfic journals

Polymer journals. We don't have to comment on this one. Actually we do. If your site happens to have a subscription to some of the links (or all of them?) you can even donwload papers directly from that site. Otherwise, you can just visit, learn about the scope of the journal and in many cases also get the instructions for paper submission directly on-line. No headaches in the library any more. Pretty convenient, huh?

Acta Polymerica.
Advanced Materials.
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science.
Annual Review of Materials Science.
Applied Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (Die Angewandte Makromoleculäre Chemie).
Applied Physics Letters.
Berichte der Bunsen-Gesellschaft.
Chemical & Engineering News.
Chemical Engineering Progress.
Chemical Reviews.
Chemistry of Materials.
Colloid and Polymer Science.
Colloid Journal.
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.
Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry.
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science.
Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.
Doklady Physical Chemistry.
European Physical Journal B.
European Physical Journal D.
European Polymer Journal.
Europhysics Letters.
Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry.
High Performance Polymers.
International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization.
International Journal of Polymeric Materials.
Journal de Physique I, II & III (France).
Journal of Adhesion.
Journal of Applied Physics.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
Journal of Chemical Physics.
Journal of Chemical Physics Express.
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
Journal of Materials Research.
Journal of Membrane Science.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry.
Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics.
Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Discussions.
Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions.
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.
Macromolecular Rapid Communications.
Macromolecular Symposia.
Macromolecular Theory and Simulations.
Materials Chemistry and Physics.
Materials Research Bulletin.
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals.
Physical Review B.
Physical Review E.
Physical Review Letters.
Physics World.
Polymer Contents.
Polymer Direct.
Polymer Degradation and Stability.
Polymer Gels and Networks.
Polymer International.
Polymers for Advanced Technologies.
Progress in Polymer Science.
Reactive and Functional Polymers.
SciTech Daily Review.
Surface Science.
Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie.

Chemical engineering sites

This section is for chemical engineers, but others can obviously visit as well... So we should say: this is mainly for chemical engineers!

The Chemical Engineering page at Yahoo.
Chemical Engineering Faculty Directory.
The Chemical Engineers' Resource Page.
Educational Chemical Eningeering Resources at the University of Florida.
CACHE - a learning community for chemical engineering.

Materials science sites

To be fair, here is something materials scientists (but again, not only them!) would enjoy visiting. Some sites maintain great educational tools. Check them out!

A glossary of materials science terminology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Materials engineering in academia at Drexel University.
Materials related links at the Materials Research Society.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers - info about the NSF Materials Research Centers.
Materials science institutions at Yahoo.
Visualizations in materials science at the North Carolina State University.
The world of materials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
American elements a neat collection of element information plus much more!

Scientific societies

Not bored from browsing yet? Well, if you're thinking of joining some of the many scientific societies, this definitely is the place to start...

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
American Chemical Society (ACS).
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
American Physical Society (APS).
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Division of Polymer Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.
Division of High Polymer Physics of the American Physical Society.
Materials Reserach Society (MRS).