Issue Date: July 28, 2008
Shankland To Get Perkin Medal
Ian Shankland, a physical chemist and director of technology for Honeywell Specialty Material's fluorine products business, will receive the 2008 Perkin Medal. The award recognizes his work on alternatives to ozone-depleting fluorochemicals commonly used as refrigerants, aerosols, blowing agents, and sterilant gases. Shankland will receive the award at a dinner in his honor in Philadelphia on Sept. 18. Given annually by the American Section of the London-based Society of Chemical Industry, the award recognizes a scientist whose innovations have led to improvements in quality of life and the competitiveness of the U.S. chemical industry.
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