Engineering’s David Schiraldi named American Chemical Society Fellow

David Schiraldi, CWRUDavid Schiraldi, professor and chair of the Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering, has been selected as a member of the 2013 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows.

Schiraldi is recognized for two decades of industrial polymer work contributing to the development and understanding of polymer/clay aerogels—materials of both academic and commercial interest.

Before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2002, Schiraldi worked in the chemical/polymer industry for 20 years. He worked for Celanese, which became Hoechst Celanese, then KoSa.

He has contributed to the ACS community by serving on governance within the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering—starting with chairing awards, then moving to secretary and, ultimately, chair.

ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the sciences and for providing excellent volunteer service to the ACS community. Schiraldi will be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis Sept. 9.

Ninety-six individuals are part of the 2013 class of ACS Fellows. The fellows program began in 2009.

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