2018 Stephanie L Kwolek Award Winner


Professor Jeffrey Moore
Professor Jeffrey Moore
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Awarded for the conception, testing and validation of the mechanophore hypothesis, and for research leading to self-healing polymers.


About the Winner


Jeffrey Moore received his B.S. in chemistry (1984) and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering with Samuel Stupp (1989), both from the University of Illinois. He then went to Caltech as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow working with Robert Grubbs. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and in 1993 returned to the University of Illinois, where he is currently a professor in the departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, as well as the Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair. 

Jeff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society (ACS); he has received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and has been recognized as a "Faculty Ranked Excellent by their Students." For 14 years he served as an associate editor for the Journal of American Chemical Society. In 2014, he was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and in 2016 was chosen as the recipient for the ACS Edward Leete Award in Organic Chemistry. 

He has published over 400 articles covering topics from technology in the classroom to self-healing polymers, mechanoresponsive materials and shape-persistent macrocycles. He is currently serving as the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois.


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