Awards

Awards

2019 Distinguished Professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), The Ohio State University.
2018 2018 Women in STEAM Academy of Leaders Inductee, The Akron Urban League The University of Akron College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award.
2017 Charles Goodyear Gold Medal, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society.
2015 Best Presentation Award: International Elastomers Conference;
2014 Joseph M. Gingo Chair in Chemical Engineering; Outstanding Researcher Award, The University of Akron; ACE Ohio Women’s Network Excellence in Higher Education Leadership Award; Árpád Gold Medal from the Árpád Academy of the American Hungarian Association.
2012 GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge Award
2011 Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering AIMBE; Women of Achievement Award
2009 Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, ACS Rubber Division
2009 Polymer Teacher of the Month, Akron Global Polymer Academy.
2008 Inventors’ Wall of Fame, UA: US 4,946,899 generated >$5 million in royalties
2004-08 LANXESS Industrial Chair in Polymer Science Best Paper – Honourable Mention; Best Symposium, ACS Rubber Division
2002-04 DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) – Mercator Visiting Professor, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2000 Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Canada
1999 Professional Engineers Ontario – Engineering Medal, Research and Development
1998-03 Bayer/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Elastomer technology
1997 Bayer Sarnia Site Quality Excellence Award
1995 Bayer North American Quality Excellence Award
1985 National Award for Outstanding Research in Polymer Science, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Student Awards

2016 3rd Prize in Graduate Poster Presentation: 10th Annual Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Cleveland State University (Gayatri Shrikhande); Best Poster Award: 40th Annual Symposium, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, The University of Michigan (Prajakatta Mulay); Best Poster Award: Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (Prajakatta Mulay); Best Undergraduate Poster Award: Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (Amanda Jancewicz).
2015 Best Poster Award:39th Annual Symposium, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Best Poster Award: Rubber Division, American Chemical Society(Gayatri Shrikhande).
2014 Best Graduate Student Presentation Award: Rubber Division, American ChemicalSociety (Attila Gergely)
2013 Undergraduate Presenter Award: Cleveland ACS MIM Grace Kim (Mentor: Marcela Castano)
2012 Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Attila Gergely
2012 Best Student Poster Award: 31st Tire Society Conference Alejandra Alvarez
2012 Ohio Rubber Groups Graduate Student Award for 2012: Ohio Rubber Group Marcela Castano
2012 DPS Travel Award for ACS Fall Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Marcela Castano
2012 DPS Travel Award for ACS Fall Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Andrea Charif
2012 First place STEMM Symposium: Hawken School, Kathleen Graham (Mentor: Marcela Castano)
2012 DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Alejandra Alvarez
2011 Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Alejandra Alvarez
2011 DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Kwang Su Seo
2010 Ohio Rubber Groups Graduate Student Award for 2010: Ohio Rubber Group Kurt Chiang
2010 Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Emily Rosental
2010 Best Student Poster Award: CUGSR, UA Emily Rosental
2009 Goodyear Fellowship: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Andy Heidenreich
2009 LANXESS Award: LANXESS Co. Andy Heidenreich
2008 Best Student Poster Award in Green Polymer Chemistry: ACS Rubber Division, Kurt Chiang
2008 Ticona Award for Best Formal Seminar Performance: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2008 DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2008 DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Kurt Chiang
2008 Maurice Morton: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2007 Best Student Poster Award in Green Polymer Chemistry: ACS Rubber Division, SPE Mustafa Sen
2007 Outstanding Student Reseacrh Award: Graduate School, UA Lucas Dos Santos
2006 Best Student Poster Award: CUGSR, UA Lucas Dos Santos
2006 Poster on the Hill (Washington), REU Program
2003 Best student poster Award ACS Rubber Division