HEADLINES: PPST Students Win Awards at 2012 Fall MRS Meeting • PPST Professor Paula T. Hammond Named ACS POLY Fellow • PPST Professor Robert E. Cohen Receives ACS Award for Teaching • Student Charles Sing is Finalist for Numerous Awards
To encourage and support junior investigators (non-faculty or permanent staff), and to further contribute to the advancement of the membrane field, MRS established several presenter awards. Two Students in MIT’s Program in Polymer Science & Technology won awards for best oral presentations.
Best oral presentations (Two 2nd place awards):
Jane Wang, MIT (PPST), “Membrane Properties for Implantable Drug Delivery Device with Triggered Degradation from Poly(ester amide) Elastomers”
Matthew M. Mannarino, MIT (PPST), “Mechanical and Transport Properties of Layer-by-layer/Electrospun Nanofiber Composite Proton Exchange Membranes for Use in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells”
Congratulations to Jane & Matthew!
Professor Paula Hammond will be inducted as a POLY Fellow at the upcoming ACS National Meeting in San Diego. The POLY division chooses to honor only 0.1% of its membership in this fashion, so we congratulate Prof. Hammond on her achievement!
Professor and Founding PPST Director Dr. Robert E. Cohen received the Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award at the 2012 ACS National Meeting in San Diego. This prestigious award is only given once every two years, and we congratulate Prof. Cohen on this well-deserved honor!
PPST student Charles E. Sing from the Alexander-Katz research group has been recognized as both a finalist for the prestigious Padden Award given by the APS DPOLY division and a recipient of the SIlver Medal for the MRS Graduate Student Award. Congratulations to Charles!