Professor and IPrime Director Chris Macosko received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his research in polymer processing at the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Molding Technology and Materials Processing on August 24 in Hangzhou, China.
Pictured: Shia Chung Chen, Dean of Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, presents Chris the award.
Chris joined the faculty in 1970, the year Chemical Engineering combined with Metallurgy to create the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science (CEMS). He was the first "polymer glue" between the two disciples. Since then he has advised over 100 PhD and MS students and with them published over 400 papers. In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award his contributions to polymer processing and rheology has been recognized by election to the National Academy of Engineering.