Prizes & Awards

John H. Dillon Medal

To recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. Recognition consists of $2,000, up to $1,000 allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is being presented, a bronze medallion, and a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient. It will be presented annually.

Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020

Establishment & Support
The medal was established in 1983 by The American Physical Society and the Division of Polymer Physics (DPOLY). Beginning in 1997, sponsorship of the medal was assumed by Elsevier, Oxford, UK., publishers of the journal, Polymer.

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2021 Recipient

Bryan W. Boudouris

Bryan W. Boudouris
Purdue University

For fundamental insights connecting polymer structure with charge transport in free radical conducting polymers, organic electronics, and functional block copolymers.

Past Recipients

  • 2020: Rodney Priestley, Princeton University
  • 2019: Zahra Fakhraai
  • 2018: Bradley D. Olsen
  • 2017: Moon J. Park
  • 2016: Thomas H. Epps, III
  • 2015: Chinedum O. Osuji
  • 2014: Ryan C. Hayward
  • 2013: Mahesh Mahanthappa
  • 2012: Rachel Segalman
  • 2011: Raffaele Mezzenga
  • 2010: Yueh-Lin Loo
  • 2009: Venkat Ganesan
  • 2008: Kari Dalnoki-Veress
  • 2007: Darrin J. Pochan
  • 2006: Kenji Urayama
  • 2005: Jan Genzer
  • 2004: Marcus Muller
  • 2003: Helmut Strey
  • 2002: Timothy J. Bunning
  • 2001: Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
  • 2000: Wesley R. Burghardt
  • 1999: Anne M. Mayes
  • 1998: Spiros Haralambos Anastasiadis
  • 1997: Nitash Pervez Balsara
  • 1996: Julia A. Kornfield
  • 1995: Stephen Z. D. Cheng
  • 1994: Scott T. Milner
  • 1993: Mark D. Ediger
  • 1992: Glenn H. Fredrickson
  • 1991: Kenneth S. Schweizer
  • 1990: Jean-Michel Guenet
  • 1989: Frank S. Bates
  • 1988: Dale S. Pearson
  • 1987: Matthew Tirrell
  • 1986: Murugappan Muthukumar
  • 1985: Andrew J. Lovinger
  • 1984: Charles C. Han