Polymer Physics Prize Committee

Current Members

For the 2021 Prize

  • Chair: Amalie Frischknecht
  • Chair-Elect: Ramanan Krishnamoorti
  • 2020 Winner: Kurt Binder 
  • DPOLY: Venkat Ganesan
  • APS Rep: Ophelia Tsui 
  • Alternate: Nitash Balsara

For the 2020 Prize

  • Chair: Jan Genzer
  • Chair-Elect: Amalie Frischknecht
  • 2019 Winner: Ron Larson 
  • DPOLY: Venkat Ganesan
  • APS Rep: Ophelia Tsui
  • Alternate: Michael Rubinstein 

For the 2019 Prize

  • Chair: Darrin Pochan
  • Chair-Elect: Jan Genzer
  • 2018 Winner: Juan dePablo 
  • DPOLY: Mark Ediger
  • APS Rep: Rich Vaia 
  • Alternate: Tom Russell 


The DPOLY Polymer Physics Prize Committee is responsible for identifying suitable candidates for the Polymer Physics Prize. The DPOLY Polymer Physics Prize Committee has five members and one standing alternate. One of the five members is the immediate past DPOLY Polymer Physics Prize winner, who serves for one year only; the other four members serve two-year terms. The chair and vice-chair of the committee are normally the DPOLY Chair and DPOLY Chair-Elect, respectively. All committee members must be approved by the Associate Executive Officer of APS.

  • Polymer Physics Prize nominations are due July 1.
  • The winner is selected by the committee teleconference meeting in July or August.
  • The selection must be approved by APS (typically in October).