Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando. His colleagues honored him for outstanding achievements in polymerization reactions and polymer devolatilization technologies. For more information, visit http://www.list.ch/
Sponsored by LIST USA, Charlotte, NC, an extrusion and polymer reaction machinery manufacturer, the Heinz List Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated unique vision and innovation in the field of polymer processing technology.
Xanthos, an SPE Fellow, was applauded for his work which has helped polymer engineering advance as an academic discipline. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Xanthos holds five U.S. patents and has published more than 250 journal articles and conference publications.
At NJIT, Xanthos also has served as director of research of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI) where he supervised researchers who developed new applications for recycled plastics based on reactive polymer processing.
Xanthos received his doctoral and master's degrees from the department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry at University of Toronto. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Xanthos holds in addition to his U.S. patents, two Canadian patents and has been a regular technical consultant since 1987 to companies such as Arkema (France), Colgate-Palmolive, Roche Diagnostics, AT&T, Shell Chemical Co. and Cytec.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, at the edge in knowledge, enrolls more than 8,400 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 92 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. In 2009, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation's top 25 campuses for technology and among the top 150 for best value. U.S. News & World Report's 2008 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities.
SOURCE: New Jersey Institute of Technology