About MSED

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division (MSED) of the Chemical Institute of Canada is dedicated to promoting the interests of the Canadian polymer science and engineering communities. It also collaborates in organizing symposia at the annual conferences of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), and recognizes excellence in polymer research at all levels with annual faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards. View the MSED division’s charter.

MSED executive

Executive members at large:

Additional roles:

CIC Virtual

This seminar series is hosted monthly on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM ET. 

MSED awards​

The MSED sponsors annual faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards that recognize excellence in research at all levels.

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada announces its NOVA Chemicals MSED Early Career Investigator Award. The award aims to recognize the research achievements of a Canadian polymer scientist or engineer within the early stages of their career as a Principal Investigator or government/industry scientist. The application deadline is Feb. 13. For more information, please see the following  instructions.

The MSED Award (for university faculty) is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. This award is administered directly by the Chemical Institute of Canada. The yearly application deadline for the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award is July 2.

The Graduate Award in Polymer Chemistry is open to all graduate students who are currently pursuing either a master’s or doctorate degree in the area of polymer science or polymer engineering at a Canadian university. The yearly application deadline for the Graduate Award in Polymer Chemistry is November 1. For more information, contact Dr. Chantal Paquet, National Research Council of Canada at

The Undergraduate Thesis Award recognizes an outstanding thesis in the field of polymer science and engineering, undertaken during the academic school year as part of the student’s undergraduate degree requirement. The yearly application deadline for the Undergraduate Thesis Award is mid-June. For more information, contact Ali Nazemi, Université du Québec à Montréal at

Apply for the 2023 Undergraduate thesis competition
Applications are due by 11.59 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023.

Concours de thèse en sciences des polymères du premier cycle 2023
La date limite de demande est vendredi, le 16 juin 2023, à 23h59.

Recent Graduate Award Winners in Polymer Chemistry

2022 MSED Graduate Award

2021 MSED Graduate Award

2020 MSED Graduate Award