1. Santiago Chabrier selected as one of 2013 Senior Standouts!

    July 17, 2013



    One of our Polymer Envoy graduates has received the honor of being selected as one of 2013 Senior Standouts!  You can read more here.

    Santiago was a Polymer Envoy for three years working in Prof. Eric Baer’s laboratory under the mentorship of graduate student, Guojun Zhang.  In the fall of 2013, Santiago joins the freshman class at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  He is following in the footsteps of fellow Polymer Envoy alumni, Taneisha Deans, Alexis Crosby, and Terrence Mathis, who also matriculated to CWRU.

  2. Professor Benny Freeman receives International Award from Society of Plastics Engineers

    December 6, 2012

    Prof. Benny Freeman, from University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers International Award.

    The International Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Plastics Engineers.  It recognizes lifetime achievements in the fields of polymer science or polymer/plastics engineering.  Nominees are recognized internationally by their peers for excellence in their fields.

    Benny was given the award based on his seminal contributions to plastics engineering, research, technology, service, and education in polymer membranes for low-energy gas and liquid separations.  An award symposium will be held at the SPE ANTEC meeting April 22-24, 2013 in Cincinnati.  The award comes with a $5,000 honorarium and a gold medal.  Read more here.

    Congratulations on this very well deserved honor.  Great job, Prof. Benny Freeman!

    Awarded Date: 
    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  3. LaShanda Korley selected to present at Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

    November 19, 2012

    LaShanda KorleyLaShanda Korley, Nord Distinguished Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been selected to attend the 13th Japanese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium.
    LaShanda is one of the outstanding young scientists invited to discuss advances and opportunities in a broad array of disciplines including:  aftermath of disasters, artificial cells and tissues by chemistry, potential replacement of rare earths, and personalized medicine, among the few.  The symposium, sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science will be held in California at the end of November.

    Great job, LaShanda!

  4. Science Daily features article on human eye inspired GRIN lens.

    November 13, 2012

    Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye.

    This innovative lens, which is made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, may one day provide a more natural performance in implantable lenses to replace damaged or diseased human eye lenses, as well as consumer vision products; it also may lead to superior ground and aerial surveillance technology.

    Read this article at the Science Daily.

  5. Professor Eric Baer receives Highest Academic Honor from BUCT

    October 10, 2012

    Prof. Eric Baer, Distinguished University Professor, Director of CLiPS, and the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, was presented with an Honorary Professorship from Beijing University for Chemical Technology.

    This distinction is considered the institution’s highest academic honor.

    Prof. Eric Eric Baer received this prestigious award from President Taiwen Tan at a conferment ceremony, which took place on October 10. You can read more here.

    Congratulations, Prof. Eric Baer!

    Awarded Date:
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012