Polymer Science and Engineering’s Professor Kenneth R. Carter was recently awarded the Percy L. Julian Award which is the most prestigious award presented by the NOBCChE. Established in 1975 in honor of Percy L. Julian, the award is granted to a candidate who contributes significantly to chemistry research.
Dr. Percy L. Julian endured various forms of discrimination from the United States, went abroad and earned his Ph.D. in Vienna in 1931. He returned to the U.S., founded his own research laboratory which lead to the discovery of cortisone.
Dr. Carter received the award before the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) in Orlando, Fla. Professor Carter’s research involves the synthesis of new polymeric materials. He has over 20 years of polymer research experience. He was a co-leader in the establishment of the Nanoimprint Lithography Laboratory. He is also associate director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymers (MRSEC).