Dr. S. Richard Turner
has been named the recipient of the 2008 Industrial Polymer Science Award sponsored by the Industrial Sponsors Group
of the American Chemical Society's
Division of Polymer Chemistry.
This award, in recognition of his
outstanding industrial innovation and creativity in the application of Polymer Science, will be presented by the Division of Polymer Chemistry at the 2008 Fall National Meeting of the ACS
in Philadelphia, PA.
has served a unique position in our professional society with significant accomplishments in the fundamentals of polymer chemistry, commercialization of novel families of polymers, and now through his
role in the academic arena, the translation of this experience to the next generation of industrial scientists and engineers.
Richard's research accomplishments have had a major impact across a broad range of polymer science, ranging from novel polymers for new resist materials to polymer nanocomposites for barrier enhancement.
work has resulted in over 100 U.S. patents, and has led to the development of useful new polymerization processes as well as unusual monomers and polymeric materials.
Richard is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with both bachelors and masters degrees in Chemistry, and he completed his Ph.D. degree in Organic Polymer Chemistry at the University of Florida.
After working at the Xerox Corporation Research Laboratories in Webster, New York, Richard moved to positions at Exxon Research and Engineering and the Corporate Research Laboratories at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York before joining the Polymers Research Division of Eastman Chemical Company where he was a Research Fellow.
In 2004 he joined the faculty at Virginia Tech as Research Professor and Director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute.
Robert Moore (l), Dr. Richard Turner (C)