American Chemical Society Honors DeSimone
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been honored by the American Chemical Society for outstanding contributions to chemistry research.
DeSimone received the Harrison Howe Award, named for one of the founders of the society’s Rochester section who was a champion of industrial research and development. The award recognizes early career researchers who have the potential for further exceptional achievements. Forty percent of winners have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
A polymer expert, DeSimone has developed groundbreaking solutions in green manufacturing and promising applications in gene therapy, drug delivery and medical devices. In 2008, DeSimone won the Lemelson-MIT Prize, known as the Oscar for inventors. In 2009, he received a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award.