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Weiss receives first "Tony" in School of Engineering
March 2, 1998

Robert Weiss, a professor of chemical engineering, has been named the first recipient of the Anthony T. DiBenedetto Distinguished Professorship, 1998-2000.

Weiss is a widely recognized authority in the field of polymers and has published more than 100 research papers and monographs. His research has attracted extensive funding from external agencies and has resulted in nine patents.

He has served as advisor to more than 40 master's and Ph.D. students and provided research experience for many undergraduates in his laboratory. He also has served as director of the Polymer Science Program and associate director of the Institute of Materials Science. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Polymer Science and Engineering.

The award is intended to honor and recognize the accomplishments, scholarship and service of University Professor Anthony T. DiBenedetto, who retired Aug.1, 1997, and to inspire and recognize a deserving faculty member. The award includes a $10,000 professional development grant each year for three years.