Lodge receives 2018 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award
Regents Professor Timothy Lodge has received the 2018 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymer Chemistry, honored for his outstanding achievements in promoting undergraduate and graduate polymer education. He will receive this award at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in March 2018, and will participate in a half-day symposium.
Lodge, who holds appointments in both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials science, is one of the University's most distinguished professors. He has mentored more than 160 undergraduate and graduate students in his research laboratory, and taught more than 30 undergraduate and graduate courses in polymer science. Lodge is also co-author of Polymer Chemistry, a highly regarded textbook in the field.
He has received many accolades for his research and teaching, including some of the top honors at the University of Minnesota such as the Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award (2012), College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professorship (2004), and Distinguished McKnight University Professorship (2001). He is well-known for his research on block copolymers, polymer blends, and polymer dynamics, and has previously been recognized with the American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry and the American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
Lodge earned his bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard College, and his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a National Research Council post-doctoral research associate at the National Bureau of Standards, and joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1982. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) in 1995, and became director of the National Science Foundation-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) in 2005.