Honors & Awards
ZHENAN BAO, associate professor of chemical engineering, has won the Polymer International-International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology. The award celebrates achievements of young researchers in the polymer industry. In announcing the award, the IUPAC described Bao as "a world leader in the field of organic and polymer electronics."
She will receive $5,000 and is scheduled to present a lecture titled "Polymers for Flexible Electronics" at an IUPAC meeting, MACRO 2008, in Taiwan on July 4.
CAGAN SEKERCIOGLU, senior research scientist in the Department of Biology, was awarded the Whitley Gold Award in a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on May 21. The award is given by the Whitley Fund for Nature in recognition of grassroots nature conservation work. Sekercioglu was chosen for his efforts in working with the local population to safeguard a bird-rich wetland around Kuyucuk Lake in northeastern Turkey. The award was presented to Sekercioglu by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
Sekercioglu won the Gold Award in addition to winning one of 11 Whitley Awards given this year. Both awards include a cash gift of $60,000.