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 Dr. Vladimir Pavlinek, 2009

The 2009 Morand Lambla Award recipient is Dr. Vladimir Pavlinek, an Associate Professor at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. Vladimir was born in Kromeríž, Czech Republic in 1971. In 1994 he earned his Master's degree at the Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Technical University of Brno. In 1998 he earned his doctoral degree (equivalent to PhD) at the Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Technical University of Brno. In 2002 he completed the habilitation procedure in the field "Technology of Macromolecular Substances" at the Faculty of Technology, Brno. He is a researcher at the Polymer Centre, Faculty of Technology in Zlín since 1999 and is lecturing at the Faculty of Technology in Zlín since 1997. Vladimír has been visiting researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague in 1994-1997. He has obtained the prestigious Werner von Siemens Award for his doctoral thesis "Rheology of Suspensions in Electric Field". His interests are focused on materials engineering and rheology. Vladimír is a member of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Society of Rheology (SOR), American Chemical Society (ACS), and Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The Morand Lambla Award is awarded to Dr. Pavlinek in recognition for his achievements and creativity among young researchers in the polymer science and technology field. The award will be officially presented to him during the PPS-2009 Europe/Africa regional meeting in Cyprus.