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Deadline for applications: July 1 of even numbered years

The Carl S. Marvel Award for Creative Polymer Chemistry Award was established in 1980 to recognize and encourage accomplishments and/or innovation of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science by younger scientists. The award is currently sponsored and administered by the POLY division of the ACS. Previously, the award was sponsored by Rohm and Haas Company (1908-2009) and Albelmarle Corporation (2011-2016).  The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years in the spring at the national ACS meeting during the POLY/PMSE award program.

Award: Awardees receive a plaque, an honorarium of $3,000, and travel expenses of up to $2,000 to attend the national ACS meeting at which the award is presented. The recipient is expected to present at a symposium in his/her honor at the national ACS meeting, organized by the POLY division programming chair and nominator. The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a member or affiliate of the POLY division of ACS. Awardees must have accomplished outstanding work in basic or applied polymer science, and shall not have reached his/her 45th birthday before January 1 of the year of the award.

Nomination: Nominators must be a member or affiliate of the POLY division. Nomination packages should be sent by email as a single PDF file to the POLY division business office at kathyl@vt.edu and should include (in order):

  • A completed application form
  • Nomination letter describing the accomplishments of the nominee (3 pages maximum)
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Three representative publications of the nominee
  • Two supporting letters (1 page per letter maximum)

Previous Awardees

2017 Theresa Reineke
2015 Todd Emrick
2013 Zhenan Bao
2011 Marc Hillmyer
2009 Geoff Coates
2007 Anne Mayes
2005 Tim Swager
2003 James Hedrick
2001 Craig Hawker
1999 Joe DeSimone
1997 Bruce Novak
1995 Krysztof Matyjaszewski
1993 S. K. Triapathy
1991 Dave Tirrell
1989 R. Langer
1987 G. Wilkes
1985 E. L. Thomas
1983 W. L. Mattice
1981 L. J. Fetters

For more information about previous awardees, please see:

Carl S. Marvel Award Previous Awardees 1997-2017

Carl S. Marvel Award Previous Awardees 1981-1995

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