The Lifetime Achievement Award, Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers

Year: 
2016

For more information about Lawrence Drzal's research and this award, see the Research @ MSU website.

Photo of Lawrence Drzal standing in the CMSC lab

Award Description: 
First given in 2000, the SPE Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the technical achievements of individuals whose work – in research, design, and/or engineering – has led to significant integration of polymeric materials on passenger vehicles. Past winners include J.T. Battenberg III, then chairman and chief-executive officer of Delphi Corp.; Irv Poston, retired head of the Plastics (Composites) Development-Technical Center, GM.; and Allan Murray, Ph.D., retired technology director at Ford Motor Co.
Department: 
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science