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Ashley Lindstrom
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Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Guihua Yu has recently been announced as the winner of the 7th Polymer International – IUPAC award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science. This award celebrates the outstanding contributions Yu has made to polymer nanoscience and engineering. He has achieved extraordinary research accomplishments and shown remarkable creativity and scientific scholarship in several areas of materials science.

Yu has made significant contributions to synthesis and fundamental investigation of new multifunctional polymer nanostructures with novel chemical and physical properties, and their important applications in advanced energy, sustainability, and environmental technologies. A rising leader in the field of polymer science, he has authored over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has garnered more than 25,000 citations. The work of his research group has been featured in many prominent journals and in global scientific news. 

Yu will give an invited lecture and receive this award at the World Polymer Congress, which will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, from July 5th to 9th, 2020. The award includes $5,000, plus travel and hotel accommodation expenses to attend MACRO 2020.

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