The Polymer Processing Society invites nominations for the "James L. White Innovation Award" to honor outstanding researcher(s) or inventor(s) from both academia and industry, either as individuals or as a group, in the area of polymer processing and related fields. The award is for an innovative development in the field of polymer processing technologies with recent commercial impact. It aims to recognize originality, innovation and creativity among researcher(s) or inventor(s) in the science and technology of processing polymers and polymeric products. Candidates may come from any part of the world, but must either be PPS members or should have participated in recent activities of PPS. They may currently be working in industry, governmental or academic institutions or have retired from such.
Nominations are invited from PPS members and the polymer processing community at large. The nomination form (click here to download) should be completed in English. To this form should be added:(a) a two-page summary of the candidate(s)' key contributions; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) copies of the most significant publications, patents or reports (up to 5); and (d) evidence of technology transfer with supporting letters for each candidate by the nominator and two co-nominators, who can evaluate the candidate(s)' research and innovation. (Co-nominators representing various geographical regions will be an advantage). While patents are used to support the application, the nominators are asked to comment on their use and their significance.
The nominations will be judged by a Committee consisting of PPS members. The complete nomination package for each candidate (with all the above mentioned material) is due by December 31, and the decision on the award will be made in April. The award consists of a recognition plaque and $3000 check. The award will be presented at the next Annual Meeting. Complete nomination package should be sent (preferably by electronic file) by the first nominator to:
Prof. Mosto Bousmina
Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology
AV. M VI, km 4
Rabat 10220 Morocco
FAX: (212) 5-37-57-08-80