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Alumnus receives national award

Alumnus Thomas Guggenheim, Ph.D., received a prestigious award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Washington, D.C. Guggenheim earned his doctorate in chemistry in 1983, under the tutelage of Paul Gassman. He is a process chemist working on a variety of projects in the ULTEMĀ® Polyetherimide Resin Business for SABIC Innovative Plastics.

Guggenheim was a key member of ULTEM's technology team that won the 2011 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention MVP2 award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. This award-winning project involved turning a waste stream that was incinerated into a commercial grade of sodium nitrite, significantly reducing the amount of fuel, water, and carbon dioxide emissions related to the production of ULTEM resin.

Read more about Guggenheim on our alumni Where are they now? web page.