CSE’s Eric Baer wins Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize

Eric Baer, Distinguished University Professor and Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize.
The award was given at the 22nd World Forum on Advanced Materials (POLYCHAR 22), held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 7-11. Baer also presented the event’s keynote address, entitled “New Nanofiber and Nanolayer Systems by Forced Assembly.”
The Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize was presented to Baer for his extraordinary contributions to polymer science and engineering. The award is named for distinguished American chemist Paul J. Flory, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1974 for his research achievements in the physical chemistry of macromolecules.
POLYCHAR is the annual conference of the World Forum on Advanced Polymers and Materials, sponsored by IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. This international event provides a forum for new discoveries, research collaborations and networking, and dissemination of recent scientific advances.
Baer is a previous recipient of the Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award given by the American Chemical Society to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding achievements by an individual or team in promoting undergraduate and/or graduate polymer education.