CLEVELAND—The ACS Rubber Division has chosen a professor from Case Western Reserve University to receive its Charles Goodyear Medal, the highest honor given out by the technical organization.
The selection of Eric Baer was announced Oct. 10 during the Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland. He will receive the honor during the division's spring technical meeting next May in Indianapolis.
Baer is the director of the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering, and a professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at CWRU.
His research interests include irreversible microdeformation mechanisms; pressure effects on morphology and mechanical properties; relationships between hierarchical structure and mechanical function; mechanical properties of soft connective tissue; polymer composites and blends; polymerization crystallization on crystalline surfaces; viscoelastic properties of polymer melts; damage and fracture analysis of polymers; and micro- and nanolayered composites.