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Prof. Eric Baer was chosen to receive   The James L. White Award  at PPS-32 for the development of micro and nanolayered polymer systems using continuous co-extrusion processing.

Professor Baer, who serves as the director of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center on Polymer Layered Systems (known as CLIPS), has over a period of forty years led the development of novel high value added polymeric structures and devices including novel gradient index lenses, high barrier films, and advanced films for energy storage. Recently he and his CLIPS team have developed a new nanofiber co-extrusion process with promising applications as membrane filters. In 2010 Professor Baer founded Polymer Plus Inc., which is translating these processing technologies into several new applications including gradient index optical devices, high temperature capacitors, and advanced filters for environmental control.

Throughout his career, Professor Baer has concentrated on processing, structure, and property relationships and has published over 600 papers concerning these subjects. A fellow of various scientific and engineering societies, Professor Baer has been the recipient of many awards and has edited several technical journals in his areas of expertise.