PMSE division of ACS selects five for the Fellows class of 2006.
The American Chemical Society The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Founded in 1876 at New York University, the ACS currently has over 160,000 members at all degree-levels and in Division of Polymeric Science and Engineering (PMSE), Washington D.C., has selected its class of Fellows for 2006. The Fellows Program honors a small number of PMSE members for specific technical achievements, overall advancements of the field, and service to the Division.
Induction of the seventh class of PMSE Fellows will take place at the ACS National Meeting on Monday, March 27 in Atlanta, GA. The Fellows class of 2006 includes the following five individuals.
Richard S. Stein is the Emeritus Goessmann Professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts The system includes UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth (affiliated with Cape Cod Community College), UMass Lowell, and the UMass Medical School. It also has an online school called UMassOnline. . Dr. Stein joined the university in 1950 as an assistant professor. He initiated its polymer program and started the Polymer Research Institute, which has evolved into the Polymer Science and Engineering Department. The bulk of his professional work has been focused on the development and use of rheooptical techniques for studying orientation and phase transition phenomena in amorphous, crystalline, and liquid crystalline polymers.
Anne Hiltner is the Herbert Henry Dow Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 Belleville, Ontario, Canada – October 15, 1930) was a U.S. (Canadian-born) chemical industrialist. He attended the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, where he became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Dr. Hiltner is a world-renowned expert in the field of polymer creep/deformation/crack propagation/failure and has contributed to the development of a host of new materials. Dr. Hiltner has authored approximately 300 scholarly papers.
Robert Weiss is a Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticut's land-grant university. It was founded in 1881 and serves more than 27,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 9,000 graduate students in multiple programs.
UConn's main campus is in Storrs, Connecticut. . His work has included a focus on the use of ionomers to compatibilize blends, and the effect of ionomeric groups and shear on miscibility miscibility (miˈ·s·biˑ·l . Dr. Weiss was the editor of Polymer Engineering and Science for many years.
Robert D. Miller works for the IBM Research Division and currently manages the Advanced Organic Materials group at the IBM Almaden Research Laboratory. Dr. Miller serves on the editorial advisory boards of Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic organometallic /or·ga·no·me·tal·lic/ (-me-tal´ik) consisting of a metal combined with an organic radical, used particularly for a compound in which the metal is linked directly to a carbon atom. Polymers and Advanced Functional Materials. He is a co-inventor on more than 50 patents and patent publications and has published more than 325 articles in referred technical journals.
Donald J. Plazek is Emeritus Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Materials science and engineering
A multidisciplinary field concerned with the generation and application of knowledge relating to the composition, structure, and processing of materials to their properties and uses. at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Carnegie-Mellon University since 1987. His research interests focus on the rheology and viscoelastic properties of polymers and other organic glass-formers in addition to the structure-property relations of polymers. Dr. Plazek was an associate editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology from 1993-1998 and was a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Polymer Science from 1991-1999.