Purpose

The Arthur K Doolittle Award recognizes an outstanding talk presented during a PMSE symposium at each of the Fall and Spring ACS National Meetings.

Nature

The award has two awardees, one per meeting.  The two awardees will receive a $1000 prize and plaque and are acknowledged at the following year’s Spring ACS National Meeting.

History

Originally established by the Union Carbide Corporation as the Carbide Award, its name was later changed due to Arthur K. Dootlittle’s contribution to the ACS Division of PMSE, the field of polymeric materials and financial contributions from royalties of his book, Technology of Solvents and Plasticizers.

Eligibility

All oral PMSE presentations are eligible for nomination by symposium organizers on the basis of content with emphasis on originality, impact, and development of new concepts in polymeric materials.  

Nominations

PMSE symposium organizers will submit nominations from their symposium to the PMSE Doolittle Award Committee. Recipients are selected by an anonymous panel of judges appointed by the PMSE Doolittle Award Committee.

2017 Award Winners

Brett Fors (Cornell University)

“Shaping the future of polymer molecular weight distributions” by Brett Fors was awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award for 2017.  His webpage can be found at http://fors.chem.cornell.edu/brett-p-fors/

David Kaplan (Tufts University)

“Design of protein systems for materials functions”  by David Kaplan was awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award for 2017.  His webpage can be found at http://engineering.tufts.edu/bme/people/kaplan/

Past Winners

1997-2017

1997
C. J. Hawker, E. E. Malmstrom (IBM), C. W. Frank, J. P. Kampf (Stanford University), C. Mio and J. Prausnitz (University of California – Berkeley), “Dendritic Macro-molecules: Hype or Unique Materials.”

1998
J. G. Curro and J. D. Weinhold (Sandia National Laboratories), “Application of Integral Equation Theory to Polyolefin Liquids and Blends.”

1998
T. P. Lodge, K. J. Hanley, C. Huang and C. Y. Ryu (University of Minnesota), “Order-Order and Order-Disorder Transitions in Block Solutions and Melts.”

1999
G. W. Coates, M. Cheng and E. B. Lobkovsky (Cornell University), “New High Activity Zinc-Based Catalysis for Polycarbonate Synthesis.”

1999
J. Aizenberg, A. J. Black and G. M. Whitesides (Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories), “Engineering the Micro-environment of Crystals Nucleation and Growth Using Micropatterned Polymers.”

2000
M. Bognitzki, H. Hou, M. Ishaque, T. Frese, M. Hellwig, C. Schwarte, A. Schaper, J. Wendorff and A. Greiner (University of Mainz, Germany), “Polymer Metal and Hybrid-Nano- and Mesotubes by Coating of Degradable Polymer Template Fibers (Tuft Process).”

2000
James E. Pickett (General Electric), “Kinetics of Polycarbonate Photoyellowing: An Initiation/Spreading Model.”

2001
Mitsuo Sawamoto and Masami Kamigaito (Kyoto University), “Precision Synthesis of Functionalized Polymers by Metal-Catalyzed Living Radical Polymerization.”

2001
F. Grassia, M. G. Bascheyyi, F. Doghieri, G. C. Sarti (Universita Degli Studi di Bologna), “Predictive Calculation of the Solubility of Gases and Vapors in Glassy Polymer Blends.”

2002
Luigi Resconi, Simona Guidotti, Isabella Camurati, Ilya E. Nifant’ev and Ilya Laishevtsev (Basell Polyolefins, Italy & Moscow State University, Russia), “New Catalysts Design for the Simultaneous Control over Polypropylene Molecular Mass and Stereoregularity.”

2003
R. C. Advincula, M-K. Park (University of Houston), S. Pispas, N. Hadjichristidis (University of Athens-Greece) and J. Mays (University of Tennessee), “Adsorption Phenomena of Polyelectrolytes, Amphiphilic Block and Star Copolymers on Surfaces as Investigated by the Quartz Crystal Microbalance Method.”

2003
T. M. Reineke and Y. Liu, (University of Cincinnati), “Synthesis and Characterization of Polyhydroxyamides for DNA Delivery.”

2004
J. R. Heath, D. Steuerman, Y, Luo (Cal Tech), H. Tseng, S. Vignon and J. F. Stoddart (UCLA), “Molecular Mechanics and Molecular Electronics”

2005
Paul F. Nealey (University of Wisconsin), “Directed Assembly of Imaging Materials for Nanolithography.”

2005
L. A. Gugliotti, D. L. Feldheim and B. E. Eaton (North Carolina State University), “RNA-Mediated Metal-Metal Bond Formation in the Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles”

2006
K. Breitenkamp and T. Emrick (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “Polymer Capsules Prepared by Photo-Induced Crosslinking of Aryl Azide Functionalized Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers at the Oil-Water Interface.”

2006
K. Kamata (JST-CREST, Japan) and T. Lyoda (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) “Nanotemplating Process of Phase-Segregated Structure in Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer.”

2007
H. Klok, S. Tugulu, A. Arnold, I. Sielaff, K. Johnsson, P. Silacci and N. Stergiopulos, (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland), “Studying protein function and controlling cell adhesion with polymer brushes.”

2007
M. Hillmyer, L. Chen, A. Meuler, D. Olson and F. Bates (University of Minnesota), “Mechanically robust nanoporous plastics from multicomponent block copolymers”

2008
L. Hutchings, A. P. Namainen, N. Clarke, R. L. Thompson and I. A. Insari (Durham University, UK),” Modifying and repairing polymer surfaces with well defined multi end-functionalized polymers.”

2008
J. Long, A. Fischer, T. McEvoy, M. Bourg, J. Lytle and D. Rolison (Naval Research Laboratory), “Self-limiting electro polymerization en route to ultrathin conformal polymer coatings for energy storage applications.”

2009
S. Brandstetter, L. Drummy, (UES Inc., Ohio), M. Tchoul, S. Fillery, J. Horwath, D. Schweickart, M. Durstock, and Richard A. Vaia, (Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AF), “Dielectric Strength and Corona Endurance of Polymers and Nanocomposites with In-Plane Lamellar Nano-Structure”

2009
F. M. Winnik, E. Hutter, (University of Montreal); S. Boridy, D. Maysinger (McGill University); and S. Labrecque (Université Laval Robert-Giffard, Quebec) “Imaging of Gold Nanourchins, Nanospheres, and Nanorods in Glia and Neurons”

2010
G. Kane Jennings (Vanderbilt University), “Superhydrobic barrier films by surface-initiated polymerization”

2010
M. Calderon (Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry), P. Welker (mivenion), K. Licha (mivenion), I. Fichtner (Max-Delbruck), R. Graeser (Tumor Biology Center & Proqinase GmbH), F. Kratz (Tumor Biology Center & Proqinase GmbH), R. Haag (Institute for Chemistry & Biochemistry), “Acid Cleavable Multifunctional Prodrugs Derived from Dendritic Polyglycerol”

2011
Ting Xu (University of California – Berkeley), Andrew Presley (University of California – Berkeley) and Joseph Chang (University of California – Berkeley), “Nanostructured Block Copolymer Thin Films Contianing Enzymatically Active Heme Proteins.”

2011
Xuelian Zhu, Rong Dong, Gaoxiang Wu, Shu Yang, (University of Pennsylvania), “Understanding pattern transformation mechanisms in different responsive hydrogel membranes.”

2012
Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo), “Tailoring Nanoscale Coaxial/linear Semiconducting Heterojunctions by Controlled Assembly of Molecular Graphenes.”

2012
Michael S. Arnold, Dominick J. Bindl, Matthew J. Shea, Meng-Yin Wu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Harvesting Light Using Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes as Next-Generation Polymer-Photoabsorbers.”

2013
Mark Hersam (Northwestern University), “Opportunities and Challenges for Functionalized Carbon Nnomaterials in Device Applications”.

2013
Greg Gossweiler, Qiming Wang, Xuanhe Zhao, Stephen L. Craig, (Duke University) “Mechanochemical Devices”

2014
Fei Huang (South China University of Technology), “Development of New Polymer Donor and Interfacial Materials for the Interface Engineering of High Performance Polymer Solar Cells.”

2014
Andrew Cooper (University of Liverpool), “Swellable, Water-Tolerant Polymer Sponges for Carbon Dioxide Caputure”

2015
Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta), “Challenges Facing Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers: Nanopatterning at the sub-10nm Scale.”

2015
Kyoko Nozaki (The University of Tokyo), “Coordination Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar Monomers Catalyzed Pd Complexes of Unsymmetrical Bidentate Ligands.”

2016
Ulrich Wiesner (Cornell University), “Block copolymer-directed hybrid materials: Experiments, theory, and applications.”

2016
William R. Dichtel (Northwestern University), “Porous Cyclodextrin Polymers for the Rapid Removal of Organic Pollutants from Water.”

Past Winners

1955 - 1996

1955
William A. Zisman, E. F. Hare, H. W. Fox – NRL

1956
Clara D. Craver, E. R. Mueller – Battelle

1958
Dean Taylor, Jr., John E. Rutzler, Jr. – Case

1959
Frank A. Bovey, George V. D. Tiers, G. N. Filipovich — 3M

1961
Eugene R. Moore, Stanley S. Levy, Chi-Chiang Lee – Case

1963
Armand F. Lewis — American Cyanamid

1965
Edwin E. Bradford, John W. Vanderhoff – Dow

1966
R. H. Hansen, Harold Schonhorn — Bell Labs

1967
W. J. Jackson, Jr., John R. Caldwell — Tennessee Eastman

1968
Roger P. Kambour – GE

1969
Gilbert L. Burnside, George E. F. Brewer, Gordon G. Strosberg – Ford

1970
John Lynde Anderson – AMTEK

1971
Robert E. Baier, George I. Loeb — Cornell/NRL

1972
Saul M. Cohen, Raymond H. Young, Albert H. Markhart – Monsanto

1973
Donald R. Paul and D. Ray Kemp — University of Texas

1975
Donald L. Schmidt, H. B. Smith, William E. Broxterman, Mary R. Thomas – Dow

1975
Bernhard Wunderlich, George Czornyj – Rennselaer

1977
James F. Kinstle, L. Eric Sepulveda — University of Tennessee

1978
A. C. Ouano, J. A. Carothers – IBM

1979
Yehonathan Hazony — Princeton University

1980
Louis T. Manizone, John K. Gillham, C. Al McPherson — Bell/Princeton

1981
W. Harmon Ray, Francis J. Schork — University of Wisconsin

1982
Alan G. MacDiarmid, Paul J. Nigrey, David F. Macinnes, Jr., David P. Nairns, Alan J. Heeger — University of Pennsylvania

1983
William J. Hall, R. L. Kruse, Robert A. Mendelson, Q. A. Trementozzi – Monsanto

1984
Tamotsu Inabe, Joseph F. Lomax, Joseph W. Lyding, Carl R. Kannewurf, Tobin J. Marks — Northwestern University

1985
Jeffrey T. Koberstein, Thomas P. Russell — Princeton University/IBM

1986
Jean M. J. Frechet, Francis M. Houlihan, C. Grant Willson — University of Ottawa/IBM

1987
I. V. Yannas, E. Lee, A. Ferdman, D. P. Orgill, E. M. Skrabut, G. F. Murphy – MIT

1988
Mark G. Allen and Stephen D. Senturia – MIT

1989
Hiroshi Ito, Mitsuru Ueda, Mayumi Ebina — IBM/Yamagata University
John L. West, J. William Doane, Zenaida Domingo, Paul Ukleja — Kent State University

1990
Gary D. Friends, Jay F. Kunzler — Bausch & Lomb
Jae-Seung Kim, Victor C. Yang — University of Michigan

1991
Jack L. Koenig – Case
Mark R. Schure — Rohm & Haas

1992
Willi Volksen, M. I. Sanchez, Jeffrey W. Labadie, T. Pascal — IBM/CNRS
Young C. Chung, Nicholas Leventis — Molecular Displays

1993
M. K. Georges, R. Veregin, P. M. Kazmaier, G. K. Hamer – Xerox

1994
Jane E. G. Lipson — Dartmouth University

1995
J. F. G. A. Jansen, E. M. M. de Brabander, E. W. Meijer — Eindhoven/DSM

1996
James J. Watkins, Thomas J. McCarthy — University of Massachusetts