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Lodge receives 2012 Minnesota Award for his polymer research

Professor Timothy Lodge has been chosen for the 2012 Minnesota Award of the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This award, which is given every three years, honors a section member for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences. Lodge is being honored for his scientific achievements in polymer science research. He has an international reputation as a leading researcher in understanding and controlling nano- and micro-structures that result from combining dissimilar polymer materials in new ways.

Lodge has received many accolades for his teaching and research, including being named a University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science; receiving the Award in Polymer Science from the ACS; being named a Fellow of the ACS in 2010; receiving the International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science Japan in 2009; and being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009.

Lodge is director of the University of Minnesota's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which supports interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary materials research and education. He is editor of the ACS journal Macromolecules, and the recently launched ACS Macro Letters.

He will receive his award and present a lecture at the May meeting of the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society.

Previous winners of this award include current Department of Chemistry professors Wayland Noland and Donald Truhlar, and Robert Brasted, Paul Gassman, Izaak Kolthoff, and Edward Leete.