Deadline for applications: November 1 of even numbered years
The Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award was established in 1976 to recognize outstanding research and leadership in polymer science (namesake established in 1989). The award is administered by the POLY division of the ACS and is sponsored by Elsevier, publisher of Polymer. Previous sponsors of the award are the POLY division (years) and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation (years). The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years in the fall at the national ACS meeting during the POLY/PMSE award program.
Award: Awardees will receive a plaque, an honorarium of $3,000, and travel expenses to 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. This symposium will include other Mark Scholars who selected in the same year and speakers selected by the awardee. 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. Consideration will be given to outstanding research accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of polymer science through teaching, research, technical leadership and scientific writings.
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 email@example.com and should include (in order):
- A completed application form
- One nomination letter that highlights the impact of the nominee’s work in the specific award area (2 pages maximum)
- Nominee’s curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum, tailored to award)
- A complete list of scholarly works relevant to the award (e.g., publications, books, etc.)
|2017||Edward T. Samulski|
|2005||Donald R. Paul|
|2002||William J. MacKnight|
|1996||J. E. McGrath|
|1994||H. R. Allcock|
|1986||C. G. Overberger|
|1984||J. D. Ferry|
|1982||H. F. Mark|
|1980||M. L. Huggins|
|1978||Carl S. Marvel|
|1976||Paul J. Flory|
For information on previous award winners: