AKRON—George R. Newkome, professor of polymer science and chemistry at the University of Akron, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France.
This award is given to foreigners for their contributions to the arts, literature, science or technology. Newkome has worked with scholars at the University of Bordeaux for more than 20 years.
In 2001, Newkome became the Oelschlager professor of science and technology and professor of polymer science and chemistry at Akron. He served as the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school until October 2014.
In addition to his honorary doctorate, Newkome has had more than 480 papers published and has been issued 50 patents. He has edited or written more than 20 books and monographs during his career.