The Division is pleased to announce that Lauren D. Zarzar is the winner of the 2011 AkzoNobel Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. This Award, which is sponsored by AkzoNobeI and administered through the Joint Polymer Education Committee of the ACS Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and Polymer Chemistry (POLY), is given for the best paper presented at the AkzoNobel Award Symposium as part of the PMSE program at the 2011 Fall ACS Meeting.
Lauren D. Zarzar is a graduate student at Harvard University where her Ph.D. thesis advisor was Prof. Joanna Aizenberg. The title of her paper, which was presented at the recent Fall ACS Meeting in Denver, Colorado, was “Multiphoton writing of three-dimensional pH and temperature-responsive hydrogels integrated with high-aspect-ratio polymer microbristles”.
The other finalists who presented papers at the Award Symposium were: Sondra Hellstrom (from Stanford University), Jose M. Lobez (from Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Rajan B. Bodkhe (from North Dakota State University), Pruthesh H. Vargantwar (from North Carolina State University), and Congqi Yan (from University of Delaware).
The Award, consisting of $1600 and a plaque, will be presented to Lauren D. Zarzar at the PMSE Awards Reception at the Spring 2012 ACS Meeting in San Diego, CA.