Award-winning chemist dies at 72. (People in the News).
Dr. John R. Dunn died on July 14 at the age of 72. During his 30-year career at Bayer and Polysar, Dunn contributed about 100 technical papers by the time he retired in 1992. He lectured extensively throughout the world. He devoted much time to the development and acceptance of synthetic rubbers. His dedication to chemical research continued alter retirement through his work as a part-time consultant.
Dunn was active ill many rubber and chemical industry associations, including the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Procucers. In 2001, he received the Institute of Materials' Colwyn Medal in recognition of his over 40 years of outstanding service to rubber chemistry, technology and standardization. Other awards include recognition by the IISRP and the Melvin Mooney Award from the Rubber Division.