Benny Freeman is named the 2015 PMSE Distinguished Service Awardee.
Benny Freeman is the Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University (1983), and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (1988). Following a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Structurale et Macromoléculaire, Paris, France, Benny joined the faculty at North Carolina State, then the University of Texas, Austin.
Benny has contributed numerous pioneering accomplishments at the intersection of processing and materials properties, especially in the nanocomposites and membrane areas. A Fellow of the ACS, AIChE, AAAS, PMSE Division of the ACS, and the IECR Division of the ACS, Benny has also receive numerous awards, including PMSE’s Cooperative Research Award and Roy W. Tess Award, and the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science. A Past Chair of ACS PMSE, Benny continues to serve today as a Counselor for the division.