Preview The New Tandon Website!

Poly Research Professor Honored for Contributions to Polymer Science

On November 9, 2006, Research Professor and Polytechnic University graduate, Eli M. Pearce, received the H.F. Mark-Medal from the Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie & Technik (Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology). The annual award, which honors outstanding individuals in the area of polymer science, was presented at the Institute’s 60th anniversary commemorative event in Vienna.

Eli M. Pearce, ’58 Chem, is a leading authority on polymers and a former president of the American Chemical Society. He received the H.F. Mark-Medal for his excellent contributions to the polymer industry, especially in the field of synthesis and modification of technical poly-mers. Apart from his research work in the field of polyamides, his special interest is the sub-ject of polymer flammability. He is regarded as the inventor of fire resistant polymers. Pearce shared the honor with Alwin Lehner, who received a medal for his work in the plastics indus-try.

Founded in 1946, the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology is the largest Austrian co-operative research institute. For more information on the Institute, visit the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology website.