Adhesion Society Awards

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
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22 Aug 2008

The various awards presented by the Adhesion Society Inc. are made by the respective committees to nominations which come from Adhesion Society members; recommendations, though, can come from any member of the adhesion community.


This is, therefore, an exhortation to all members of the adhesion community to recommend and/or nominate any applicants, eligible for the awards below, who are deemed to be worthy recipients.


Details for each award will be found on each link given below:


The Adhesion Society Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science


The Adhesion Society's Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science, sponsored by 3M, is the Society's premier award for outstanding achievements in scientific research relating to adhesion. The criteria for winning this award include:


1.   A scientific contribution that has significantly improved our understanding of the phenomenon of adhesion, or a contribution to the technology of adhesion or adhesives that has had significant impact on the adhesion/adhesives industry.


2.   World-wide recognition of that achievement.

The Robert L. Patrick Fellowship Award


The purpose of this award is the elevation of a member to Fellow of the Society as a formal recognition of outstanding members.  The award also commemorates the lifelong contributions made to the Adhesion community by the late Robert L. Patrick. The nominee must have provided outstanding contributions to the field of adhesion over a sustained period.  Such contributions can be in the form of service to the adhesion community, broad and productive research and/or teaching, or other conspicuous achievement in the field of adhesion.  Nominees shall have been members of the Adhesion Society for five years at the time of nomination.  Elevation to fellowship will be granted without regard to age, nationality or field of expertise.  However, the President, Vice President, and the Members-at-Large are not eligible for being elevated to Fellow status until after the conclusion of their term in these positions.

The Adhesion Society Student Awards

  
The Peebles Awards for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science is open to any student who is past the first year of graduate study and who will be enrolled in graduate school at the time of the annual meeting, and who has not received a student award previously, is eligible to compete. The amount of support will not exceed the lesser of US $750 or one-half of the student's expenses for attending the meeting. In addition to this support, registration fees for the short course and the meeting will be waived for the Peebles Award winners.  The deadline for submitting short abstracts is the same as that of the general meeting, September 8, 2008, and long abstracts are due November 15, 2008 (one month sooner than the general deadline).

 

The Outstanding Young Investigator Awards


 These are sponsored by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC).


The Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award: This award recognizes a young scientist or engineer for conducting outstanding and fundamental research in adhesion science.


A nominee must be a young scientist or engineer who has contributed in an outstanding and innovative way to the progress of the field of adhesion science research; the work should have a significant interdisciplinary aspect. The nominee shall not have reached his/her 36th birthday prior to January 1 of the year in which the award is presented. The awardee will be expected to deliver an oral presentation at the annual meeting at which the award is conferred. A nominee need not be a member of the Adhesion Society or the Adhesive and Sealant Council, and nominees of any nationality are eligible. Current members of the Adhesion Society's Executive Committee, as well as previous recipients of the Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award or Outstanding Young Adhesion Technologist Award, are ineligible for consideration.  A nominee may work in either the private or public sector (e.g. industry, academia, government, non-governmental organization).

The Outstanding Young Adhesion Technologist Award: This award recognizes a young engineer or designer for conducting outstanding work in the innovative application and/or use of an adhesive or sealant.

A nominee must be a young engineer or designer who has contributed in an outstanding and innovative way to the application and/or use of adhesives or sealants.  The nominee shall not have reached his/her 36th birthday prior to January 1 of the year in which the award is presented. The awardee will be expected to deliver an oral presentation at the annual meeting at which the award is conferred. A nominee need not be a member of the Adhesion Society or the Adhesive and Sealant Council, and nominees of any nationality are eligible. Current members of the Adhesion Society's Executive Committee as well as previous recipients of the Young Adhesion Scientist Award or Young Adhesion Technologist Award are ineligible for consideration.  A nominee may work in either the private or public sector (e.g. industry, academia, government, non-governmental organization).