Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division

Arthur K. Doolittle Award

The Arthur K. Doolittle Award, established by the Union Carbide Corporation, is given to the authors of an outstanding paper presented before the Division at each national meeting of the ACS.  A prize in the amount of $1,000.00 is financed with the gift of royalties from A. K. Doolittle’s book, Technology of Solvents and Plasticizers.  All papers appearing in the Preprint Book are evaluated on the basis of content, with emphasis on originality and development of new concepts, and on the quality of presentation.  Recipients are selected by an anonymous panel of judges appointed by the Chairman of the Doolittle Award Committee. 

 

1981

W. H. Ray and F. J. Schork (University of Wisconsin), "On-Line Monitoring of Emulsion Polymerization Reactor Dynamics."

1982

A. G. MacDiarmid, P. J. Nigrey, D. F. Macinnes, Jr., D. P. Nairns and A. J. Heeger (University of Pennsylvania), "Electrochemistry of Polyacetylene (CH): Lightweight Rechargeable Batteries Using (CH) as the Cathode-Active Material."

1983

W. J. Hall, R. L. Kruse, R. A. Mendelson and Q. A. Trementozzi (Monsanto Company), "New Styrene-Maleic Anhydride Terpolymer Blends."

1984

T. Inabe, J. F. Lomax, J. W. Lyding, C. R. Kannewurf and T. J. Marks (Northwestern University), "Metal-Like Metallomacrocyclic Polymers: Chemical, Physical and Processing Studies."

1985

J. T. Koberstein (Princeton University) and T. P. Russell (IBM Research Laboratories), "Simultaneous Synchrotron X-ray Scattering and Differential Scanning Calorimeter Characterization of Polymers."

1986

J. M. J. Fréchet, F. M. Houlihan (University of Ottawa) and C. G. Willson (IBM Research Laboratories), "Poly-carbonates Derived from o-Nitro-benzyl Glicidyl Ether: Synthesis and Radiation Sensitivity."

1987

I. V. Yannas, E. Lee, A. Ferdman, D. P. Orgill, E. M. Skrabut (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and G. F. Murphy (Brigham Young Women's Hospital), "De Novo Synthesis of Skin."

1988

M. G. Allen and S. D. Senturia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Measurement of Polyimide Interlayer Adhesion Using Macrofabricated Structures."

1989

H. Ito (IBM Research Division), M. Ueda and M. Ebina (Yamagata University), "A Copolymer Approach to the Design of Sensitive Deep UV Resist Systems with High Thermal Stability and Dry Etch Resistance."

1989

J. L. West, J. W. Doane, Z. Domingo (Kent State University) and P. Ukleja (Southeastern Massachusetts University), "Electro-Optics of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals: Infrared Applications."

1990

G. D. Friends and J. F. Kunzler (Bausch and Lomb, Inc.), "Hydrogels Based Upon N-Vinyl Pyrrolidone and 4-t-Butyl-2-Hydroxycyclohexylmethacrylate."

1990

J-S. Kim and V. C. Yang (The University of Michigan), "Biopolymer Couples with Heparin-Antidote for In Vivo Heparin Removal."

1991

J. L. Koenig (Case Western Reserve University), "Recent Advances in FT-IR of Polymers."

1991

M. R. Schure (Rohm & Haas Company), "Optimization of Channel Dimensions Used in Sedimentation Field-Flow Fractionation through Computer Simulation."

1992

W. Volksen, M. I. Sanchez, J. W. Labadie (IBM Almaden Research Center) and T. Pascal (CNRS, France), "Base-Catalyzed Cyclization of ortho-Aromatic Amide Alkyl Esters: A Novel Approach to Chemical Imidization."

1992

Y. C. Chung and N. Leventis (Molecular Displays, Inc.), "Preparation and Characterization of a New Viologen Polymer/Redox Conductive Oxide Layered Material."

1993

M. K. Georges, R. P. N. Veregin, P. M. Kazmaier and G. K. Hamer (Xerox Corporation), "Narrow Molecular Weight Resin by Free Radical Process."

1994

J. E. G. Lipson (Dartmouth College), "Born-Green-Yvon Integral Equation Treatment of Fluids and their Mixtures."

1995

J. F. G. A. Jansen and E. W. Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology), E. M. M. de Brabander-van den Berg (DSM Research, The Netherlands), "The Dendritic Box and Bengal Rose."

1996

J. J. Watkins and T. J. McCarthy (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), "Chemistry in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide- Swollen Polymers."

1997

C. J. Hawker, E. E. Malmstrom (IBM), C. W. Frank, J. P. Kampf (Stanford University), C. Mio and J. Prausnitz (University of California – Berkeley), "Dendritic Macro-molecules: Hype or Unique Materials."

1998

J. G. Curro and J. D. Weinhold (Sandia National Laboratories), "Application of Integral Equation Theory to Polyolefin Liquids and Blends."

1998

T. P. Lodge, K. J. Hanley, C. Huang and C. Y. Ryu (University of Minnesota), "Order-Order and Order-Disorder Transitions in Block Solutions and Melts."

1999

G. W. Coates, M. Cheng and E. B. Lobkovsky (Cornell University), "New High Activity Zinc-Based Catalysis for Polycarbonate Synthesis."

1999

J. Aizenberg, A. J. Black and G. M. Whitesides (Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories), "Engineering the Micro-environment of Crystals Nucleation and Growth Using Micropatterned Polymers."

2000

M. Bognitzki, H. Hou, M. Ishaque, T. Frese, M. Hellwig, C. Schwarte, A. Schaper, J. Wendorff and A. Greiner (University of Mainz, Germany), "Polymer Metal and Hybrid-Nano- and Mesotubes by Coating of Degradable Polymer Template Fibers (Tuft Process)."

2000

James E. Pickett (General Electric), "Kinetics of Polycarbonate Photoyellowing: An Initiation/Spreading Model."

2001

Mitsuo Sawamoto and Masami Kamigaito (Kyoto University), "Precision Synthesis of Functionalized Polymers by Metal-Catalyzed Living Radical Polymerization."

2001

F. Grassia, M. G. Bascheyyi, F. Doghieri, G. C. Sarti (Universita Degli Studi di Bologna), "Predictive Calculation of the Solubility of Gases and Vapors in Glassy Polymer Blends."

2002

Luigi Resconi, Simona Guidotti, Isabella Camurati, Ilya E. Nifant'ev and Ilya Laishevtsev (Basell Polyolefins, Italy & Moscow State University, Russia), "New Catalysts Design for the Simultaneous Control over Polypropylene Molecular Mass and Stereoregularity."

2003

R. C. Advincula, M-K. Park (University of Houston), S. Pispas, N. Hadjichristidis (University of Athens-Greece) and J. Mays (University of Tennessee), "Adsorption Phenomena of Polyelectrolytes, Amphiphilic Block and Star Copolymers on Surfaces as Investigated by the Quartz Crystal Microbalance Method."

2003

T. M. Reineke and Y. Liu, (University of Cincinnati), "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyhydroxyamides for DNA Delivery."

2004

J. R. Heath, D. Steuerman, Y, Luo (Cal Tech), H. Tseng, S. Vignon and J. F. Stoddart (UCLA), "Molecular Mechanics and Molecular Electronics"

2005

Paul F. Nealey (University of Wisconsin), "Directed Assembly of Imaging Materials for Nanolithography."

2005

L. A. Gugliotti, D. L. Feldheim and B. E. Eaton (North Carolina State University), "RNA-Mediated Metal-Metal Bond Formation in the Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles"

2006

K. Breitenkamp and T. Emrick (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Polymer Capsules Prepared by Photo-Induced Crosslinking of Aryl Azide Functionalized Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers at the Oil-Water Interface."

2006

K. Kamata (JST-CREST, Japan) and T. Lyoda (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) "Nanotemplating Process of Phase-Segregated Structure in Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer."

2007

H. Klok, S. Tugulu, A. Arnold, I. Sielaff, K. Johnsson, P. Silacci and N. Stergiopulos, (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland), "Studying protein function and controlling cell adhesion with polymer brushes."

2007

M. Hillmyer, L. Chen, A. Meuler, D. Olson and F. Bates (University of Minnesota), "Mechanically robust nanoporous plastics from multicomponent block copolymers"

2008

L. Hutchings, A. P. Namainen, N. Clarke, R. L. Thompson and I. A. Insari (Durham University, UK)," Modifying and repairing polymer surfaces with well defined multi end-functionalized polymers."

2008

J. Long, A. Fischer, T. McEvoy, M. Bourg, J. Lytle and D. Rolison (Naval Research Laboratory), "Self-limiting electro polymerization en route to ultrathin conformal polymer coatings for energy storage applications."

2009

S. Brandstetter, L. Drummy, (UES Inc., Ohio), M. Tchoul, S. Fillery, J. Horwath, D. Schweickart, M. Durstock, and Richard A. Vaia, (Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AF), "Dielectric Strength and Corona Endurance of Polymers and Nanocomposites with In-Plane Lamellar Nano-Structure"

2009

F. M. Winnik, E. Hutter, (University of Montreal); S. Boridy, D. Maysinger (McGill University); and S. Labrecque (Université Laval Robert-Giffard, Quebec) "Imaging of Gold Nanourchins, Nanospheres, and Nanorods in Glia and Neurons"

2010

G. Kane Jennings (Vanderbilt University), "Superhydrobic barrier films by surface-initiated polymerization”

2010

M. Calderon (Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry), P. Welker (mivenion), K. Licha (mivenion), I. Fichtner (Max-Delbruck), R. Graeser (Tumor Biology Center & Proqinase GmbH), F. Kratz (Tumor Biology Center & Proqinase GmbH), R. Haag (Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry), "Acid Cleavable Multifunctional Prodrugs Derived from Dendritic Polyglycerol"
2011
Ting Xu (University of California - Berkeley), Andrew Presley (University of California - Berkeley) and Joseph Chang (University of California – Berkeley), “Nanostructured Block Copolymer Thin Films Contianing Enzymatically Active Heme Proteins.” 
2011
 Xuelian Zhu, Rong Dong, Gaoxiang Wu, Shu Yang, (University of Pennsylvania), “Understanding pattern transformation mechanisms in different responsive hydrogel membranes.”
2012
 Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo), “Tailoring Nanoscale Coaxial/linear Semiconducting Heterojunctions by Controlled Assembly of Molecular Graphenes.”
2012
 Michael S. Arnold, Dominick J. Bindl, Matthew J. Shea, Meng-Yin Wu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Harvesting Light Using Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes as
Next-Generation Polymer-Photoabsorbers."
2013
 Mark Hersam (Northwestern University), "Opportunities and Challenges for Functionalized Carbon Nnomaterials in Device Applications".
2013
 Greg Gossweiler, Qiming Wang, Xuanhe Zhao, Stephen L. Craig,  (Duke University) “Mechanochemical Devices”
2014
Fei Huang (South China University of Technology), “Development of New Polymer Donor and Interfacial Materials for the Interface Engineering of High Performance Polymer Solar Cells.”
2014
Andrew Cooper (University of Liverpool), “Swellable, Water-Tolerant Polymer Sponges for Carbon Dioxide Caputure"
2015
Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta), “Challenges Facing Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers:  Nanopatterning at the sub-10nm Scale.”
2015
Kyoko Nozaki (The University of Tokyo), “Coordination Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar Monomers Catalyzed Pd Complexes of Unsymmetrical Bidentate Ligands.”
2016Ulrich Wiesner (Cornell University), “Block copolymer-directed hybrid materials: Experiments, theory, and applications.”
2016 

William R. Dichtel (Northwestern University), “Porous Cyclodextrin Polymers for the Rapid Removal of Organic Pollutants from Water.”

 

 

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