During its upcoming 224th national meeting Aug. 18 in Boston, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its 163,000 members will present four "Heroes of Chemistry" awards. Two of those awards will go to DuPont scientists: Richard Rees -- who developed a versatile family of plastics used to make glass interlayers that minimize falling and flying glass during building explosions, storms, and transportation accidents and the four-person team of W. Mark Barbour, Mark A. Jensen, George Tice, Jr. and Susan Y. Tseng which developed an innovative and accelerated system that can detect harmful pathogens in food supplies. In its sixth year, the "Heroes of Chemistry" awards, according to the ACS, highlight the contributions of "brilliant industrial chemists and chemical engineers to their companies, to the global marketplace and to the chemical enterprise."
"These innovators have significantly contributed to the protection and security of our world with their technologies that detect, prevent, alleviate or remediate threats to our health and safety," said ACS president Dr. Eli M. Pearce. "The advances made serve as testimonials to the valuable role scientists play in improving our lives. It is with pride that the ACS recognizes them as 'Heroes of Chemistry.'"
"For more than 200 years, DuPont has provided a breadth of world-class science and technology capabilities and, at a time when safety and protection is of the utmost importance, these recipients exemplify the scientific excellence of DuPont," said DuPont Chief Science and Technology Officer Dr. Thomas M. Connelly. "Their scientific achievements have enduring significance for our world. They are outstanding science and technology role models for those working to unleash the next wave
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