“Spreading the word about chemistry is important to me,” he said.
“This is an impressive and well-deserved achievement,” said Timothy Sakulich, director of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. “Hilmar is a true leader amongst the community which resulted in this highly selective recognition as an ACS fellow.”
Among his achievements, Koerner has co-authored 150+ peer-reviewed publications and received numerous patents and awards.
Koerner is active in numerous technical communities. His research interests center on the physics and chemistry of high temperature polymer thermosets and molecular hybrids and nanocomposites, methods for light weighting and additive manufacturing applications.
Production of the first nanocomposite remotely actuated by an external light source and
published in “Nature Materials” is one result of Koerner’s research. This work was recognized worldwide.
“Substantial contributions by Dr. Koerner to the general field of polymer composites make him fully
deserving of being an ACS fellow,” said Dr. Timothy Bunning, chief scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.
The new ACS fellows will be recognized at the society’s fall national meeting in San Diego.
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