James L. White dies suddenly.
Prof. James L. White passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 26,
2009. A pivotal figure in defining the field of polymer engineering,
White founded the polymer engineering programs at the University of
Tennessee and The University of Akron. He also founded the International
Polymer Processing Society that holds at least two annual meetings
around the world. As a leader in his field, he founded two journals: The
Journal of Polymer Engineering and the International Polymer Processing
Journal. The 2009 recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal, White was a
valuable mentor and advisor to countless students and visiting
scientists around the world.