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2014 Excellence in Thermoset Polymer
Research Award Winners

huThe winner of the 5th Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award has been decided! Ten exceptional research papers were judged by the TRFA Academic Panel chaired by Vinay Mishra.

The 2014 Award Winner is Fengshuo Hu of the Drexel University, Research Advisor: Dr. Giuseppe R. Palmese, for his paper "Synthesis and Characterization of Thermosetting Furan-Based Epoxy Materials with Improved Thermomechanical Properties".

The award winner includes:

  • Cash award and an award plaque that will be presented at the TRFA 2014 Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting
  • Two-night complimentary accommodation at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada
  • Travel allowance for one person
  • Opportunity to present their paper at the Annual Meeting

Their papers are also posted here on the TRFA website and will be included on the flash drive of conference proceedings which will be presented to all meeting attendees.

2014 Honorable Mention Winners

Nitin Patil
Oklahoma State University
Research Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. White
Research Paper: "Creating Polymer Templates and their use in In-Situ Synthesis of thermoset Biodegradable Composite Networks"

Oleksandr Kravchenko
Purdue University
Research Advisors: Dr. R. Byron Pipes
Research Paper: "Prediction of Chemical and Thermal in a Thermoset Polymer"

Click here for 2014 Entry Requirements