Chemical Pioneer Award:
The Chemical Pioneer Award recognizes chemists, chemical engineers, or
their associates who have made outstanding contributions which have had
a major impact on advances in chemical science and industry and/or the
chemical profession. This award was first given in 1966.
Pioneer Award Winners
Lochhead was awarded The AIC Chemical Pioneer Award for his stellar accomplishments
in the field of polymer science and engineering. Dr. Lochhead
serves as Principal Investigator of the NSF funded ‘Multinational
Partnership to Incite Innovation’, Director of The Institute
for Formulation Science and the National Formulation Science
Laboratory, and Director of the School of Polymers and High Performance
Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi. The National
Formulation Science Laboratory is located on a 523-acre site
in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. More than $2billion in capital has
been invested in the Mississippi Polymer Industry, creating 42
new companies and 10,000 new jobs.
|Dr. Lochhead is the author of
about 300 scientific papers and 18 Patents, some for polymers
that are used extensively in our industry. Since 1995, his students
have won 9 best paper awards and 12 best student poster awards
at National Meetings. He served as President of the Society of
Cosmetic Chemists 1994 and 2010. He was President of the International
Association of Formulation Chemists in 2000. He was the 2000
recipient of the Maison G. De Navarre Medal; the highest honor
in the Arts and Sciences of Cosmetics, and also the SCC National
Merit Award, 2006. Lochhead also serves on the INCI committee.
Free was recognized
with The AIC Chemical Pioneer Award for her noteworthy contributions
in the development of various self-testing technologies for urinalysis
for diabetes. She holds patents in clinical chemistry.
|Dr. Free has a long and distinguished
record of service in various capacities at the Bayer Healthcare
Diagnostics Division (formerly Miles Laboratory). She has served
on several national organization boards, and has received recognition
as a Distinguished Alumni from Wooster, Medical Economics Award,
National Leadership Award, National Medal for Innovation (White
House), National Woman of the Year, AIC/Chicago Award, Engineering
and Science Hall of Fame, National Inventors Hall of Fame, American
Association of Clinical Chemists Outstanding Contribution and
Achievement Award. She is an AAAS Fellow.
|In 1993 Helen was elected president
of the American Chemical Society and thereafter served as Director
and as Chairman of the Board. She initiated the international
program at the ACS, and contributed to National Chemistry Week,
to all the outreach programs, and to the membership and community
affairs programs. She was awarded the Mosher Award and the first
Helen Free Award.