DOW Chemical Award for Excellence in Macromolecular Studies

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The recipient of this award must be a full time graduate student majoring in any area of macromolecular science or engineering at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Each year, a recipient will be selected by the co-Directors of the LSU Macromolecular Studies Group and approved by the dean of the Graduate School. The recipient must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 in graduate level coursework at LSU, and must be a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. Additional criteria for selection may include:

  •  the imagination, resourcefulness and independence displayed by the student during the conduct of his or her research, especially as evidenced by publications in referred   journals of high quality and by successful presentations at national or international scientific meetings;
  •  commitment to teaching responsibilities, if any have been assigned; and,
  •  the promise of the student for enhancing the capabilities and reputation of the LSU Macromolecular Studies Group.

This award is for one year but a recipient may be selected to receive this award more than once.


Previous Winners: 

  • 2000     Garrett Doucet
  • 2001     Randall Cush
  • 2002     Matthew Balhoff
  • 2003     Martha Sibrian – Vazquez
  • 2004     Sibel Turksen
  • 2005     Allison M. Richard
  • 2006     Justin Birdwell
  • 2007     Erick Soto – Cantu
  • 2009     Mia Dvora
  • 2010     Cristina Stefenescu
  • 2011     Cornelia Rosu
  • 2012     Samuel Lahasky
  • 2013     Chang-Uk Lee
  • 2014     Wei Bai
  • 2015     Lu Lu
  • 2016     Sunting Xuan
  • 2017     Michael Tullier