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This book is divided into six sections, each with an Associate Editor responsible for the contents with the group of Associate Editors acting as a board to interweave and interconnect various topics and to insure complete coverage. These areas represent both traditional areas and emerging areas, but always with coverage that is timely. The areas and associated chapters represent vistas where PMSE and its members have made and are continuing to make vital contributions. The authors are leaders in their fields and have graciously donated their efforts to encourage the scientists of the next 75 years to further contribute to the well being of the society in which we all live.
Synthesis, characterization, and application are three of the legs that hold up a steady table. The fourth is creativity. Each of the three strong legs are present in this book with creativity present as the authors were asked to look forward in predicting areas in need of work and potential applications. The book begins with an introductory history chapter introducing readers to PMSE. The second chapter introduces the very basic science, terms and concepts critical to polymer science and technology. Sections two, three and four focus on application areas emphasizing emerging trends and applications. Section five emphasizes the essential areas of characterization. Section six contains chapters focusing of the synthesis of the materials.
She is a Certified Professional Chemist and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists; has been active on ASTM: Chair of E-13 on molecular spectroscopy, and recieved ASTM's highest award, the Award of Merit; she has managed the Coblentz Society's infrared data program from it's inception, now serving as an investigator on a NIST CRADA. The Society honored her with the Williams-Wright Award in Industrial Spectroscopy in 1985 and she was named an honary member in 1990. She served on the National Research Council Advisory Committee on the Strategic Highway Research Program 1985-89.
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His research has led to the synthesis of over 70 new families of polymers as well as new methods for their characterization and synthesis. He has chaired numerous national and international committees. He is a founder and cochair of PolyEd which works with K-Post-graduate education through a number of groups. PolyEd has worked to develop the science education page of USA Today; recognise outstanding high school teachers of science on a national basis; publish PEN a science newsletter that goes to all the Universities and Colleges in the USA and Canada; and works with industry in developing short courses and other educational aids. He is also one of the founders of IPEC which is an inter-societal organisatio