Issue Date: January 8, 2018
ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science: Paula T. Hammond
Sponsor: Eastman Chemical
Citation: For her work in polymeric electrostatic thin film assembly and its translational application to the fields of electrochemical energy and controlled drug delivery.
Current position: David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Education: B.S., chemical engineering, MIT; M.S., chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., chemical engineering, MIT
Hammond on what gets her creative juices flowing: “I get excited when I hear people speak who work in entirely different fields because that is how I get to learn about challenging problems I didn’t know existed.”
What her colleagues say: “Simply put, Paula is not only an absolutely top innovator in polymer science but is also a most generous human being. Her impact as an iconic, inspirational, and compassionate leader in science and engineering cannot be overstated.”—Timothy M. Swager, MIT
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