Witold Brostow

Materials Science and Engineering
Professor Emeritus

Science Research Building 237

Witold Brostow

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Doctor of Science honoris causa, Ivane Javahisvili University, Tbilisi, June 29, 2015
Dr. honoris causa in Chemistry, Lvivska Politechnika National University, 1999
Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Doctor of Science in Physics, University of Warsaw
Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Warsaw

  • Polymer and Composite systems
  • Materials Science Education
  • Biomaterials
  • Drag reduction and flocculation
  • Long term prediction of service performance of polymer-based materials (PBMs)
  • Materials modification via irradiation and/or magnetic fields
  • Materials recycling
  • Mechanical and tribological properties
  • Molecular dynamics computer simulations of mechanics and tribology
  • Phase structures
  • Polymer liquid crystals
Honors and Awards
  • Honorary Member of the Society of Plastics and Rubber Engineers, Zagreb – elected March 27, 2007
  • Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Award (with Koichi Hatada), April 21, 2006, Nara, Japan
  • Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Lucknow - awarded February 6, 2006
  • Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Rouen, Springs in 2003, 2004 and 2005
  • Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - elected April 2004
  • Honorary Member of the Chemical Society of Georgia, Tbilisi - elected April 2003
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Brussels - elected October 2002
  • Keynote Speaker on Polymer Performance at the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers (ANTEC-SPE), San Francisco, May 2002
  • Visiting Professor of Polymer Engineering, Royal Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2001
  • President, Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials (53
    countries represented), 2000-
  • Doctor honoris causa in Chemistry, Lvivska Politechnika National University, Lviv,
    September 14, 1999 (the second honorary doctorate since World War II in the University founded in 1844; their first ever Dr. h.c. degree was awarded in 1912 to Marie Curie)
  • Visiting Professor of Polymer Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, summers in 1992, 1994 and 1999
  • International Council on Materials Education: President 1999–
  • Visiting Professor of Physics, Argentinian National University at San Luis, Fall 1998
  • U.S. Navy Distinguished Visiting Professor, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Summer 1988
  • Fred A. Schwab International Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, 1997 (one of 6 annual prizes for 38 000 members)
  • Corresponding Member, Union for Polymer Research, Berlin - elected 1994
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London
  • Full Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Mexico City.