Awards

2012GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge Award
2011Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering AIMBE; Women of Achievement Award
2009Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, ACS Rubber Division
2009Polymer Teacher of the Month, Akron Global Polymer Academy.
2008Inventors' Wall of Fame, UA: US 4,946,899 generated >$5 million in royalties
2004-08LANXESS Industrial Chair in Polymer Science
Best Paper Honourable Mention; Best Symposium, ACS Rubber Division
2002-04DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Mercator Visiting Professor, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2000Premier's Research Excellence Award, Canada
1999Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal, Research and Development
1998-03Bayer/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Elastomer technology
1997Bayer Sarnia Site Quality Excellence Award
1995Bayer North American Quality Excellence Award
1985National Award for Outstanding Research in Polymer Science, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences



Student Awards

2013Undergraduate Presenter Award: Cleveland ACS MIM Grace Kim (Mentor: Marcela Castano)
2012Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Attila Gergely
2012Best Student Poster Award: 31st Tire Society Conference Alejandra Alvarez
2012Ohio Rubber Groups Graduate Student Award for 2012: Ohio Rubber Group Marcela Castano
2012DPS Travel Award for ACS Fall Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Marcela Castano
2012DPS Travel Award for ACS Fall Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Andrea Charif
2012First place STEMM Symposium: Hawken School, Kathleen Graham (Mentor: Marcela Castano)
2012DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Alejandra Alvarez
2011Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Alejandra Alvarez
2011DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Kwang Su Seo
2010Ohio Rubber Groups Graduate Student Award for 2010: Ohio Rubber Group Kurt Chiang
2010Best Graduate Student Poster Award: ACS Rubber Division Emily Rosental
2010Best Student Poster Award: CUGSR, UA Emily Rosental
2009Goodyear Fellowship: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Andy Heidenreich
2009LANXESS Award: LANXESS Co. Andy Heidenreich
2008Best Student Poster Award in Green Polymer Chemistry: ACS Rubber Division, Kurt Chiang
2008Ticona Award for Best Formal Seminar Performance: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2008DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2008DPS Travel Award for ACS Spring Meeting: Polymer Science, UA Kurt Chiang
2008Maurice Morton: Polymer Science, UA Andy Heidenreich
2007Best Student Poster Award in Green Polymer Chemistry: ACS Rubber Division, SPE Mustafa Sen
2007Outstanding Student Reseacrh Award: Graduate School, UA Lucas Dos Santos
2006Best Student Poster Award: CUGSR, UA Lucas Dos Santos
2006Poster on the Hill (Washington), REU Program
2003Best student poster Award ACS Rubber Division