Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry

Sponsor: Henkel

Purpose: The purpose of the Award is to recognize a graduate student or recent graduate who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in research accepted by a U.S. or Canadian university during the three-year period prior to Jan. 1 of the award year.

Nature: The award consists of a $2,000 prize, a plaque, and travel expenses to the Fall National Meeting of the ACS for the presentation.  Nominees will be judged on the basis of their contribution to the thesis research, the quality and level of innovation demonstrated, and the impact of the research on the science of synthetic polymers or biopolymers. The research advisor will also be recognized in publications about the award and during the award presentation.

Nominations must be made by the thesis supervisor or by others familiar with the nominee's work. The nominating document must include the nominee's biography, a synopsis of the work, and a letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor. Relevant publications based on the thesis work may be submitted. Supporting documents and testimonials may also be included.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Award must be in graduate school or not more than one year beyond graduation.

Division Sponsor: The Polymer Education Committee (PolyEd) of the ACS Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and Polymer Chemistry (POLY)

Contact Information

Send a PDF file of the nomination by Jan. 31 of the award year to:

Dr. Mary Ann Meador
NASA Glenn Research Center

Important:  Please use 2015 Henkel Graduate Award in the subject line of your email.  Your nomination email will be acknowledged if received.