Faculty Awards & Honors

Faculty Awards & Honors

Faculty Awards and Honors

ENDOWED CHAIR

G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science - Dr. William Landis
H. A. Morton Professor of Polymer Science - Dr. Ali Dhinojwala
James and Vanita Oelschlager Professor of Science and Technology - Dr. George R. Newkome
Ohio Research Scholar Professor of Polymer Science - Dr. Nita Sahai
R.C. Musson Professor & Ohio Eminent Scholar - Dr. Stephen Z. D. Cheng
Trustees Professor of Polymer Science - Dr. Stephen Z. D. Cheng

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS, UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Dr. Darrell H. Reneker
Dr. Joseph P. Kennedy
Dr. Frank W. Harris
Dr. Roderic P. Quirk

AWARDS

3M Young Faculty Award
1997-2000, Ali Dhinojwala

Adhesion Society Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science
1999, Gary Hamed

American Chemical Society Akron Section Award
1994, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

American Chemical Society, Award in Applied Polymer Science
1995, Joseph P. Kennedy

American Chemical Society Goodyear Medal, Rubber Division
2008, Joseph P. Kennedy

American Chemical Society, Rubber Division Best Paper Award
1985, Joseph P. Kennedy

Award for Distinguished Service to Polymer Science, Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2000, Joseph P. Kennedy

Bayer/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Elastomer Technology
1998, Judit Puskas

Bayer North American Quality Excellence Award
1995, Judit Puskas

Bayer Sarnia Site Quality Excellence Award
1997, Judit Puskas

CAREER Award given by The National Science Foundation
2000, Ali Dhinojwala
2002, Gustavo A. Carri
2002, Li Jia

Certificate of Appreciation of Outstanding Achievement, The University of Akron Board or Trustees
1992, 1994, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Charles Goodyear Medal Award
2008, Joseph P. Kennedy

The Cheung-Kong Scholar, Ministry of Education, China
2000, Stephen Z. Cheng

CIBA Vision Industrial Award
2007, Joseph P. Kennedy

Cooperative Research Award, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society
2000, Roderic P. Quirk
2005, Stephen Z. D. Cheng
2005, Frank W. Harris

Crain's "Cleveland's Who's Who in Technology", 2002, 2003, 2004
George R. Newkome

Distinguished Corporate Inventors Award, American Society of Patent Holders, the National Inventors Hall of Fame
1995 and 1998, Stephen Z. Cheng

Distinguished Service to Polymer Science, Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2000, Joseph P. Kennedy

Döbereiner Medaille, F. Schiller Universität, Jena, DDR
1985, Joseph P. Kennedy

DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) - Mercator Visiting Professor, University of Bayreuth
2002-04, Judit Puskas

DuPont Young Professor Award
2001, Li Jia

Dupont Young Professor Grant
1995-1997, Coleen Pugh

Epistar Lectureship Professor, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan
2007, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1992, George R. Newkome
2006, Stephen Z. Cheng

Fellow, American Physical Society
1994, Stephen Z. D. Cheng
1994, Darrell H. Reneker
1997, Shi-Qing Wang
2008, Alexei Sokolov

Fellow, The North American Thermal Analysis Society
1992, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Fellow, Thermal Analysis Society
1993, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Fellow, Robert L. Patrick, Outstanding Research for Adhesion Society
2000, Gary R. Hamed

Founders Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Science and Technology of Controlled - Release of Bioactive Materials Controlled Release Society
1983, Frank W. Harris

GE Junior Faculty Fellowship
1995, Coleen Pugh

GenCorp Signature University Award
1999, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Academic Research - Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
1996, Joseph P. Kennedy
2001, Gary R. Hamed
2004, Roderic P. Quirk

Goodyear Corporate Inventor Award, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
1998, Stephen Z. Cheng

Honorary Doctorate (D H C) Kossuth University, Debrecen Hungary
1989, Joseph P. Kennedy

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Member
1993, Joseph P. Kennedy

Humbold Fellow
1991, Alexei Sokolov

Japan Society for Promotion of Science
1990, Roderic P. Quirk

John H. Dillon Medal American Physical Society
1995, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Journal of Macromolecular Chemistry, Special issue in honor of J. P. Kennedy
1994

Lecture Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
2005, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Lindback Minority Junior Faculty Award
2000, Li Jia

Max-Planck Fellow
1994, Alexei Sokolov

Medallist Award, The Florida Academy of Sciences
1997, George R. Newkome

National Academy of Engineering (NAE), US
2008, Stephen Z. Cheng

Mettler Toledo Award, The North American Thermal Analysis Society
1999, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Morley Award and Medal American Chemical Society
1982, Joseph P. Kennedy

Most Interesting Person in Cleveland in 2008, Cleveland Magazine
2008, Ali Dhinojwala

NSF, Special Creativity Awards
1993, 1997, 2004, Joseph P. Kennedy 2008, Ali Dhinojwala

NSF, Special Creative Invention Award
2006-2009, Coleen Pugh

NSF, Young Investigator Award
1994-2000, Coleen Pugh

National Science Foundation GOALI Award
2007, Judit Puskas

National Award for Outstanding Research in Polymer Science, The Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1985, Judit Puskas

Omnova Signature University Award
2000, Ali Dhinojwala
2001, Stephen Z. D. Cheng
2003, Ali Dhinojwala

Oversees Assessor of Chinese Academy of Science, China
2000, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Outstanding Researcher of the Year, University of Akron
1979, Joseph P. Kennedy
1987, Gary R. Hamed
1989, Ernst von Meerwall
1992, Frank W. Harris
1995, Roderic P. Quirk
1997, Stephen Z. D. Cheng
2002, Darrell H. Reneker
2004, Mark D. Foster
2007, Alexei Sokolov
2009, Ali Dhinojwala

Outstanding Teaching Award of the Year, University of Akron
2006, Gustavo Carri

Premier's Research Excellence Award, Canada
2000, Judit Puskas

Presidential Young Investigator Award, the National Science Foundation and White House
1991, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Professional Engineers Ontario - Engineering Medal, Research and Development
1999, Judtit Puskas

Royal Society of Chemistry, Member
2001, George R. Newkome

Rubber Division/American Chemical Society Goodyear Medal
2007, Joseph P. Kennedy

Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society - Best Paper Award
1985, Joseph P. Kennedy

Silver Medal, Department of Commerce
1978, Darrell H. Reneker

Sparks - Thomas Award Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
1987, Gary R. Hamed
2005, Mark D. Foster

TA-Instrument Award, International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
2004, Stephen Z .D. Cheng

The Turner Alfrey Visiting Professor, Michigan Molecular Institute and Michigan State Universities
2007, Stephen Z. D. Cheng
2002, Dr. Roderic Quirk

The University of Akron and Research Foundation Inventors Wall of Fame
2006, Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Tokyo Metropolitan University Fellow
1995-1996, George R. Newkome

USF Distinguished Research Professor 1992-2000
Dr. George R. Newkome

EMERITUS FACULTY AWARDS AND HONORS

Alexander von Humbolt Research Award Alexander von Humbolt Foundation
1989, Ronald K. Eby (Deceased 2006)

Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellow
1994, Ronald K. Eby

American Chemical Society, Polymer Chemistry Division, Flory Award
2007, Frank N. Kelley

Charles Goodyear Medal Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
1954, George S. Whitby (Deceased 1972)
1985, Maurice Morton (Deceased 1994)

Colwyn Medal Chemistry Award Plastics and Rubber Institute of Great Britain
Maurice Morton

Carl S. Marvel - Creative Polymer Chemistry Award
1981, L.J. Fetters

Distinguished Professors, University of Akron
Dr. Ernst D. von Meerwall

Distinguished Service Award Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
1989, Howard L. Stephens

Endowed Chair
A. Schulman Professor & Ohio Eminent Scholar - Dr. Wayne L. Mattice

Exceptional Civilian Service Medal and Two Meritorious Civilian Service Medals U. S. Air Force
1974, Frank N. Kelley

Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
1971, Ronald K. Eby

Fellow, American Physical Society
1966, Ronald K. Eby
1990, Wayne L. Mattice
1991, Ernst D. Von Meerwall

Fellow, Thermal Analysis Society
1993, Ronald K. Eby

Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers
1984, Ronald K. Eby

George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Academic Research - Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
1990, Howard L. Stephens
2008, Frank N. Kelley

Honorary Doctorate, University of Akron
1991, Maurice Morton

Honorary Doctorate and Humane Letters Degree, University of Akron
2006, Frank N. Kelley

International Research Award Society of Plastics Engineers
1993, Ronald K. Eby

International Rubber Science Hall of Fame
1972, George S. Whitby
1994, Maurice Morton

International Research Award Society of Plastics Engineers
1993, Ronald K. Eby

International Rubber Science Hall of Fame
1972, George S. Whitby
1994, Maurice Morton

Medal for Meritorious Service, Department of Commerce
1980, Ronald K. Eby

Morley Award and Medal American Chemical Society
2001, Wayne L. Mattice

Northern Ohio Live, 2007 Awards of Achievement
2007, Frank N. Kelley

Outstanding Researcher of the Year, University of Akron
1980, H. James Harwood
1999, Wayne L. Mattice

P. J. Flory Polymer Education Award American Chemical Society
1988, Maurice Morton

Senior National Research Service Award National Institute of Health
1983, Wayne L. Mattice

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