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  • AWARDS First round of 1989 ACS division awards This week at the ACS national meet- ing in Dallas, the Division of Poly- mer Chemistry presents its 1989 P. J. Flory Polymer Education Award to Charles G. Overberger, professor of chemistry, University of Michi- gan, and 1967 president of ACS. Overberger has had a distinguished career as a polymer scientist, contri- buting to the basic understanding of polymer synthesis and structure- Overberger Provder property relationships. An advocate for teaching polymer chemistry in the chemistry curriculum, Over- berger succeeded Herman Mark as director of the Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic University, and then established the macromo- lecular program at the University of Michigan. In addition, he has served on the ACS Board of Direc- tors, chaired the Division of Poly- mer Chemistry's education commit- tee, and held offices in the Interna- tional Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry. Theodore Provder, principal scien- tist at Glidden Co., has been named the winner of the 1989 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. This award, bestowed by the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & En- gineering, recognizes outstanding achievement in coatings science, technology, and engineering, and will be presented to Provder dur- ing the fall national meeting in Mi- ami Beach. He is being honored for his significant accomplishments in a variety of areas, including particle size distribution analysis, size ex- clusion chromatography, polymer and coatings characterization, the chemistry and physics of cure, and the application of computer tech- nology to research and development modeling. Provder is an internation- ally known lecturer, and has some 80 journal publications and three patents to his credit. He was named principal scientist at Glidden in 1983, and received the company's Scientific and Technical Achieve- ment Award in 1977. In both 1981 and 1987 he was the winner of Gl idden ' s Award for Technical Excellence. Continued on page 84 Track your reactions online with CASREACT You'll find CASREACT a must for comprehensive reaction search- ing. This online file brings you information on more than 570,000 reactions of organic substances, including biomolecules and organo- metallics, reported in 106 key organic journals during the past four years. In CASREACT you'll find • reactions, abstracts, structure diagrams, bibliographic and indexing information in your answers • roles assigned to all reaction participants • reaction sites highlighted • terms reflecting reaction conditions • yields and safety information reported by authors CASREACT. Another member of the CAS ONLINE® family of files. For more information, phone 800-848-6538 or 614-447-3600. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society. available on STN International® iMriyÉfl 68 April 10. 1989 C&EN • • ι • . I J _| ι \ • • • » m em ν -^ W Λ r mm \ Λ • <
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Accompanied by payments of $3000 to $5000 each, the awards will be presented at the division's 135th meeting in Mexico City, May 9-12. Jean-Marie Massoubre, an em­ ployee of Michelin, is the winner of the Charles Goodyear Medal Award. This award is sponsored by the Rubber Division, and honors individuals for "outstanding inven­ tion, innovation, or development which has resulted in a significant change or contribution to the na­ ture of the rubber industry." Mas­ soubre is being recognized for his scientific and technical research that resulted in the development of the radial tire. Joginder Lai, retired research as­ sociate, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., receives the Melvin Mooney Dis­ tinguished Technology Award for his extensive contributions to rub­ ber technology. The Mooney award is sponsored by Uniroyal Chemical Co. It was established to honor ACS Rubber Division members and af­ filiates who have exhibited "excep­ tional technical competence." Jean-Baptiste Donnet, professor, Centre de Recherches Physico- Chimie des Surfaces Solides, Mul­ house, France, is the winner of the George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Aca­ demic Research. He is being cited for his academic research career and the contributions he and his staff have made in carbon, carbon black, and rubber reinforcement. This award is sponsored by Polysar Ltd. John P. Porter, senior research and development associate, B. F. Goodrich Co., Brecksville, Ohio, is being honored with the Fernley H. Banbury Award for his development of the Power Integrator Control Sys­ tem, which is used for mixing rub­ ber compounds. Farrel Corp. spon­ sors this award, which was estab­ lished to commend innovators of commercially accepted production equipment, instrumentation, and control systems widely used in the manufacture of rubber or rubber­ like articles. G 84 April 10, 1989 C&EN AWARDS First round of 1989 ACS division awards