|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
Congratulations to Dr. David Bauer, the reciepent of the 2013 Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Bauer is a Managing Scientist in Exponent’s Vehicle Engineering practice, joining Exponent after over 29 years with Ford Motor Company. Dr. Bauer has carried out research in several areas of polymeric materials including paint, plastics, elastomers and fuel cells. His major research focus has been in the areas of paint and plastics failure analysis and service life prediction. Along with developing new approaches to measuring material degradation, Dr. Bauer has taken the results of accelerated tests and used them to accurately determine field performance. Dr. Bauer has made important contributions to the understanding of UV degradation, thermal oxidation, and hydrolysis of polymers. He has published over 115 papers in peer-reviewed journals and made over 150 presentations in a wide range of areas including paint cure, paint rheology, paint weathering, plastics characterization, plastics failure analysis, and tire aging. He has edited two books on service life prediction in coatings. He has won two of the major awards in Coatings Science: the Roy Tess Award in Coatings and the Mattiello Lecture.