Deadline for applications is November 30 each year
The POLY Fellows Program was established in 2009 to recognize excellence in all ways that POLY members advance our field of polymer science, either through scientific accomplishments, service to the profession, or both. The awards are administered and sponsored by the POLY division of the ACS.
Award: Award plaque and special recognition during Fall ACS Meeting. 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 of the POLY division of ACS. Consideration will be given for contributions of scientific accomplishments or service to the profession, or both. The number of new POLY Fellows selected each year will equal no more than 0.1% of the current POLY membership. Selection will be based on
- Achievements: typically demonstrated by the impact of successful accomplishments
- Contributions: typically demonstrated by enabling or causing a successful accomplishment
- Polymer science: impact on basic and applied research, technology development, and engineering
- Profession: impact on education, public policy, technical management, and leadership in professional organizations
Substantial service to POLY may also be used for the selection of worthy candidates.
Nomination: Nominators must be a member 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, patents, etc.)
Of note, all recipients of the Herman F. Mark Award, Paul J. Flory Award, Carl S. Marvel Award, Industrial Polymer Science Award, Distinguished Service Award, Mark Senior Scholar Award, Mark Scholar Award, and Mark Young Scholar Award will be inducted as fellows.
|2021||Luis Campos, Thomas Epps III, Wei Gao, Cato Laurencin, Frank Leibfarth, Carmen Scholz, Karen Winey|
|2020||Matthew Becker, Kevin Cavicchi, Stuart Cooper, Benny Freeman, Derek Patton, Nicholas Peppas, Swanti Swarup|
|2019||Andrey Dobrynin, Michael Guiver, Zhiquin Lin, Mary Ann Meador, Qinghang Lin|
|2018||Christopher Bowman, Mark Dadmun, Scott Iacono, Satish Kumar, Garret Miyake, Lesia Pristas, Theresa Reineke, Edward Samulski, Chuanbing Tang, Albert Yee, Hongyu Chen, Bryan Coughlin, Malika Jeffries-El, Erik K. Lin, Melissa Pasquinelli, Stuart Rowan, Dan Savin|
|2017||Kathy Mitchem, Joel Oxman, Abhimanyu O. Patil, Chris Weder|
|2016||Travis Baughman, Brian C. Benicewicz, Ken Carter, Todd Emrick, Tim Lodge|
|Sarah Morgan, Brad Olsen, Buddy Ratner, Stuart Rowan, Kenneth J. Wynne,|
|2015||Robert Allen, Jianjun Cheng, Richard Gross, George Odian, Kenneth Shea, Thomas Zawodzinksi|
|2014||Zhenan Bao, Pradip K. Bhowmik, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Kristi Kiick, Christine Landry-Coltrain|
|Jeff Linhardt, Rachel O’Reilly, Buddy Ratner, Ken Wagener, James H. Wang|
|2013||Pal Arjunan, Robert Cohen, Babu Gaddam, Marcus Weck, Heather Maynard, Ulrich Schubert|
|2012||Diana Gerbi, Paula Hammond, Rick Laine, Kate Beers, Charles McCormick, David Rzavef|
|Kathryn Ulrich, Marc Hillmyer, Tim Long, Dana Garcia, John Pochan|
|2011||Patrick Cassidy, Warren Ford, Axel Mueller, Judy Riffle, Rigoberto Advincula, Thomas Smith|
|2010||Inaugural Class: Harry R. Allcock, Eric Baer, Frank D. Blum, Neta L. Byerly, William J. Brittain, Charles E. Carraher, H. N. Cheng, Geoff Coates, James Crivello, Bill M. Culbertson, Frederick R. Dammont, William H. Daly, Joe DeSimone, Johne P. Droske, James Economy, Alan D. English, Jean Frechet, Robert H. Grubbs, Henry K. Hall, Janelle M. Hampton, Craig J. Hawker, James Hedrick, Paul M. Hergenrother, S. Randall Holmes-Farley, Richard M. Ikeda, Frank N. Kelley, Robert S. Langer, Robert W. Lenz, William J. MacKnight, James E. Mark, W. Harry Mandeville, Jimmy Mays, Anne M. Mays, Wayne L. Mattice, Krzystof Matyjaszewski, James E. McGrath, Robert B. Moore, Robert S. Moore, Bruce M. Novak, Thomas J. Pacansky, Donald R. Paul, Eli M. Pearce, Lloyd M. Robeson, Ann B. Salamone, Joseph C. Salamone, Richard S. Stein, Robson F. Storey, Ulrich W. Suter, Tim M. Swager, Greg Tew, Edwin L. Thomas, Dave Tirrell, S. Richard Turner, S. Reddy Venumbaka, Otto Vogl, Thomas C. Ward, Garth L. Wilkes, Karen L. Wooley|
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