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Professor Cees Bastiaansen awarded Swinburne Medal from Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

18 October 2018

In the photo Cees (on the left) with three previous recipients of the award, Stuart Patrick (Chairman of the Polymer Society), Prof Ton Peijs and Prof Phil Coates.
In the photo Cees (on the left) with three previous recipients of the award, Stuart Patrick (Chairman of the Polymer Society), Prof Ton Peijs and Prof Phil Coates.
Professor Cees Bastiaansen was awarded the Swinburne medal on Tuesday evening at a gala dinner at the IOM3 HQ in London.

The award recognises the achievement of a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and knowledge of any field related to the science, engineering or technology of plastic.This award is the most prestigious polymer industry award in the UK and is only awarded in alternate years. On Wednesday Cees presented the Swinburne lecture on “Static & Responsive Chain-Extended Macromolecules” in the same venue.

First awarded 1960, the Swinburne Medal and Prize commemorates the work carried out by Sir James Swinburne (1858-1958), often called the "Father of British Plastics", who revolutionised the plastics industry throughout Europe with his introduction to the phenol-formaldehyde reaction and subsequent involvement in the Bakelite process.
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