Tuesday, November 1--Session A Paul Flory
Colloquium--Modeling and simulation
Kwolek's discovery quickly got the attention of Paul Flory
, a pioneer in his own right in polymer chemistry research and a personal hero of the DuPont chemist.
Roger received many awards during his career, including the International Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Mettler Medal from the North American Thermal Analysis Society, the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology, and the Paul Flory
Award in Polymer Education from the American Chemical Society.
Prior inductees include George Eastman, film pioneer and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company; Leo Baekeland, inventor of the first commercial thermoset resin; and Paul Flory
, 1974 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
He spent postdoctoral tenures with Bob Marchessault at the Universite de Montreal and with Paul Flory
(Nobel Laureate in polymer science) at Stanford University.
Eleven symposia are scheduled for the meeting and will include a colloquium co-sponsored by the Rubber Recycling Topical Group and the Rubber Manufacturers Association titled "Moving toward higher value-added uses of recycled rubber": the Paul Flory
Symposium on Network structures; Neutrons for filled-polymer-composite research: Advances in polymer technology; Failure testing of rubber; Recent developments in rubber analysis: Advances in rubber chemicals; Advances in silica filler technology; Polymeric materials in high technology applications: Truck/off-road tires; and Medical applications and environmental issues.