AKRON—Early registration for the American Chemical Society Rubber Division's 191st technical meeting ends March 31 and along with it the opportunity to save $100 in registration fees.
The three-day spring technical meeting, which includes programming from industry experts, recognition of the industry leaders during the Science and Technology Awards banquet, and the awarding of the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal, begins April 25. It will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 3663 Park E. Drive in Beachwood, Ohio.
Judit Puskas, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Akron, will be presented with the Charles Goodyear Medal. She is the first woman to receive the division's most prestigious award.
Puskas received a doctorate in plastics and rubber technology in 1985 and a master's in organic and biochemical engineering in 1977 from the Technical University of Budapest in Hungary.
She started her academic career in 1996 and since has been published in more than 370 publications. Additionally, she is an inventor or co-inventor of 31 U.S. patents and applications and has been chair or organizer of many international conferences. Before that she was involved in polymer research and development in the microelectronic, paint and rubber industries.
The technical meeting's program includes a keynote speech by Kurt Aerts, vice president of specialty elastomers & butyl at ExxonMobil Chemical.