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Plenary Speaker

Tim Lodge, University of Minnesota, USA

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Tim Lodge   earned a B.A. cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. After a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIST, he joined the faculty at Minnesota, where he is now a Regents Professor of Chemistry and of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. In 2001 he was appointed Editor of the ACS journal Macromolecules, and in 2011 he became the founding Editor for ACS Macro Letters.He has authored or co-authored over 350 papers in the field of polymer science, and advised or co-advised over 60 PhD students. Among his recognitions are the APS Polymer Physics Prize, the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, the International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, and the Hermann Mark Award of the Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.