The PMSE Division is pleased to announce that Michael B. Larsen is the winner of the 2014 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. This Award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and administered by the PMSE Division, is given for the best paper presented at the Eastman Chemical Award Symposium as part of the PMSE program at the Fall 2014 National ACS Meeting.
Michael Larsen is pursuing his doctorate in Chemical and Biological Engineering as a graduate student at University of Washington where his Ph.D. thesis advisor is Prof. Andrew J. Boydston. The title of his paper, presented at the recent Fall ACS Meeting in SanFrancisco, CA, was “Successive Mechanochemical Activation and Small Molecule Release in an Elastomeric Material”. The other finalists who presented at the Award Symposium were Brian McVerry (UCLA), Jangu Chainika (Va. Tech), Jung Ki Hong (Va. Tech), Mingjiang Zhong (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), and Xianwen Mao (MIT).
The Award, consisting of $1600 and a plaque, will be presented to Michael Larsen at the Joint PMSE/POLY Awards Reception at the Spring 2014 ACS Meeting in Denver, CO.