Chemist Geoffrey W. Coates will receive the 2023 National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science. The award, which includes a $25,000 prize, will be presented during the NAS 160th Annual Meeting on April 30.
“Coates’ research is recognized globally to be at the forefront of innovation in the development high-performance sustainable materials. It embodies how research in the College of Arts and Sciences is providing transformative, real-world solutions to fundamental environmental challenges,” said Rachel Bean, senior associate dean for math and science (A&S).
Coates, the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (A&S), is widely recognized for his discovery of efficient synthetic processes to make important high-performance plastics from biorenewable resources.