Samson Jenekhe, the Boeing-Martin Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, has been awarded the 2021 Polymer Physics Prize by the American Physical Society. The honor recognizes outstanding accomplishments in polymer physics research.
The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 and has 55,000 members in academia, national laboratories and industry. The Polymer Physics Prize was established in 1960 in conjunction with the Dow Chemical Company, which remains its chief supporter, and includes a cash award of $10,000.
Dr. Jenekhe, was recognized for work on semiconducting polymers for electronic and photovoltaic applications. He is the author of over 300 research publications and three edited books. Dr. Jenekhe has secured 28 patents.
Professor Jenekhe joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2000. From 1988 to 2000, he served on the faculty at the University of Rochester in New York.
Dr. Jenekhe is a graduate of Michigan Technological University, where he majored in engineering. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.