Issue Date: January 8, 2018
ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials: Elsa Reichmanis
Citation: For pioneering research in design and development of polymer/organic materials and processes for advanced electronics and photonics and service to chemistry society.
Current position: Brook Byers Professor of Sustainability, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Education: B.S., chemistry, Syracuse University; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Syracuse University
Reichmanis on her scientific role model and why: “I can’t say that I have a single scientific role model. Rather, I have several. They are the managers and colleagues at Bell Labs who created opportunities for me to be successful. They led the way through being excellent scientists and leaders, with a commitment to serving the community and making a difference. It’s my responsibility to ‘pay it forward.”
What her colleagues say: “Elsa Reichmanis is a leader in materials chemistry who was the first to recognize how material structure and associated chemical interactions during processing must be considered together when designing new chemistries for advanced technology applications.”—Omkaram Nalamasu, Applied Materials
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