Nicholas Peppas Wins 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering

Professor Nicholas Peppas outside the Biomedical Building at The University of Texas at Austin.Professor Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to win the 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering from the Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering Department “Giulio Natta” (CMIC) of the Politecnico Di Milano.

The Giulio Natta Medal is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of chemical engineering science as well to the advancement of the chemical engineering profession. It will be presented to Dr. Peppas during a ceremony in Milan on November 7th, 2014. Following the ceremony, Dr. Peppas will present the 2014 “Natta Lecture.”

Giulio Natta was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1963 with Karl Ziegler for his work synthesizing stereo regular polymers from propylene. He received his degree in chemical engineering from Politecnico di Milano university in Milan in 1924.

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