The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers Inc. has named a professor from Germany and a scientist from the U.S. its 2004 recipients of the institute's two highest awards.
Eckhard Loser, formerly the director of Bayer A.G.'s Institute of Industrial Toxicology in Leverkusen, Germany, will receive the General Award, and Albert Moore, retired from DuPont Dow Elastomers L.L.C., will receive the Technical Award.
Loser is being cited for his contributions to the development and management of the IISRP's scientific research program on 1,3 butadiene. He chaired the institute's butadiene steering committee and led a product stewardship initiative that continues today, almost 25 years later.
Moore is receiving the award for his contributions to research, development and industrialization of specialty EPDM and fluoroelastomers. He holds more than 20 process patents and has applied his knowledge of catalyst kinetics and viscosity relationships in constructing computer models to control polymerization processes.