Charles G. Overberger Award
The Charles G. Overberger International Prize for Excellence in Polymer Research recognizes and encourages accomplishments of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science
2021 Award Winner
Prof. Zhenan Bao
The 2021 recipient of the Chares G. Overberger Awards goes to Dr. Zhenan Bao at Stanford University.
This award is co-sponsored between the PMSE Division, the Polymer Chemistry (POLY) Division of the American Chemical Society, and MACRO.
Charles G. Overberger was a professor for 36 years, founding the Macromolecular Research Center at the University of Michigan in 1968, which is now incorporated into the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program.
This award is administered by POLY and presented biennially. Please see the POLY division page for additional details.
Nominations and Award Process
The Charles G. Overberger International Prize for Excellence in Polymer Research recognizes and encourages accomplishments of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science, from researchers from anywhere in the world.
Rules of Eligibility
Nominees should be established researchers with documented impact to basic and applied polymer science. Consideration will be given to an individual or team for significant contributions in furthering polymer education.
The nomination process is governed by the POLY Division of the American Chemical Society. Full details of the current requirements can be found on the POLY Division webpage.
The selection process is governed by the POLY Division of the American Chemical Society.
Award Announcement and Nature
The recipient will present an address at the following Annual Macromolecular Science & Engineering Symposium (typically held in October). Travel expenses, a monetary prize, and a plaque will be presented at this special event. The recipient will also receive special recognition at the ACS National Meeting held in the spring of the same year. The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Full List of Award Winners
2021 Zhenan Bao
2019 Kenneth Wagener
2017 Craig Hawker
2013 James McGrath