CLEVELAND (Oct. 16)—No one will receive the ACS Rubber Division's Charles Goodyear Medal next year, marking the first time since 1943 the honor will not be granted, the group said. The division's Science & Technology Awards Committee did pick winners of four other awards—William F. Watson, who won the Fernley H. Banbury Award for innovation in production equipment; Michael Roland of the Materials Chemistry Branch of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, who won the Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award; Liliane Bokobza of Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris, who took the George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research; and Anil K. Bhowmick, Rubber Technology Center, Indian Institute of Technology, who was awarded the Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award. The committee passed on selecting a winner for the Goodyear Award, however, because the candidates' achievements didn't fulfill its innovation requirement, said Tom B. Royal, H.M. Royal Inc., chairman of the awards committee.
ACS Rubber Division passes on 2002 Charles Goodyear Award winner
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