James Economy Wins American Chemical Society Mark
Professor James Economy,
chairman of the materials science and engineering department at the University
of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA and President of the IUPAC Macromolecular
Division Committee (IV) from 1994-1997, has won the 1998 Herman F. Mark
Polymer Chemistry Award. This award, sponsored by Dow Chemical Company,
consists of an honorarium and a plaque and is presented by the ACS Division
of Polymer Chemistry in recognition of outstanding research and leadership
in polymer science.
Professor Economy has played a key role in macromolecular research and
development during his 45-year career in industry and academia. His work
has included the design and development of new polymer systems, such as
liquid crystalline materials for structural uses, recyclable thermosetting
resins, flame-resistant textiles, new fibers for environmental control,
microelectronic devices, and inorganic preceramics. He has published over
170 papers and his name appears on 60 U.S. patents.
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