POLY Herman F. Mark Division of Polymer Chemistry Award

Herman F. Mark Division of Polymer Chemistry Award

Purpose: recognize outstanding research and leadership in polymer science.

Nature: The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $3000. The award is usually presented biennially in odd-numbered years at the Fall meeting of the Polymer Chemistry Division. The recipient is expected to present an address at a symposium in his/her honor. Travel expenses to the symposium are paid in addition to the honorarium. Speakers for the symposium, organized by the Polymer Division program chair and the nominator, will include the Mark Scholars who are selected in the same year, as well as speakers selected by the Mark Awardee.

Establishment and Support: The award was established in 1976 and is administered by the Polymer Chemistry Division. In 1989, the award was named the Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award. The award is sponsored by Elsevier, publishers of the journal Polymer. The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and the Polymer Chemistry Division are previous sponsors of the award.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a member or affiliate of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. Consideration shall be given to outstanding research accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of polymer science through teaching, research, technical leadership and scientific writings. The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Nomination Procedure: All submission and review of nominations are handled electronically. Please complete the application form and include it as the first page of the nomination package. To complete the package please include a nomination letter describing the accomplishments of the nominee (3 pages maximum), the nominee's curriculum vitae, three representative publications of the nominee, and two supporting letters (1 page per letter maximum). The entire nomination package should be compiled as single PDF file and e-mailed to the Polymer Division Business Office: kathyl@vt.edu . For additional question call 540-231-3029

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