Polymer News (2011)


Faculty Member Awarded NSF CAREER grant

Dr. Derek Patton, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant designed to recognize outstanding work by junior faculty across the country. Patton’s NSF CAREER award of $500,000 will be administered in $100,000 increments over five years. The award will be renewed each year contingent upon availability of funds and the scientific progress of the project.

Patton said that the ultimate goal of his project is to provide a large socioeconomic impact by (1) encouraging a diverse population of students to pursue careers in scientific disciplines and (2) providing the fundamental understanding of polymer surface engineering and networks necessary to establish the shortest paths between scientific discovery and exploratory applications.

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