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Eric Baer wins Polymer Processing Society's James L. White Innovation Award

Eric BaerEric Baer, Distinguished University Professor and Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has received the James L. White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society. He was recognized at the award ceremony at the 32nd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society in July in Lyon, France.

In conjunction with his award, Baer addressed the conference in plenary session speaking on the topic, “New Polymeric Nanolayered Systems by Continuous Co-extrusion – Forced Assembly.”

This prestigious award is given to professionals in the field for their innovative development in polymer processing technologies with recent commercial impact. The award recognizes originality, innovation and creativity among researchers and inventors in the science and technology of processing polymers and polymeric products.


The Polymer Processing Society’s conference provides cutting edge research results and latest developments in the field of polymer engineering and science, ranging from conventional processing technologies to materials-based macromolecular research. Conference topics focused on academic science as well as global challenges for industrial polymer engineering.