Volume 88 Issue 7 | p. 62 | Awards
Issue Date: February 15, 2010

ACS Award In Applied Polymer Science

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An only child growing up in Greece “free from electronic distractions,” Andrew J. Lovinger entertained himself by “reading and taking things apart to see what made them work.” As an adult, he’s built a career out of effectively taking apart crystalline polymeric systems to see what makes them work at the molecular level.

Lovinger, director of the National Science Foundation’s Polymers Program, began his work studying crystalline polymers and their structural evaluation at Columbia University, . . .

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