Dow Electronic Materials and Texas A&M University Win SPIE’s 2013 Willson Award for Best Technical Paper

Philadelphia, PA - March 20, 2014

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Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced that it was jointly recognized with Texas A&M University by SPIE with the 2013 C. Grant Willson Award for the best oral paper presented at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2013.

The winning paper was titled "Bottom-up / top-down high-resolution, high-throughput lithography using vertically assembled block brush polymers." The Board of SPIE thanked the authors for their contribution, commenting that the paper "was a clear highlight of the 2013 conference and it is very rare for the conference committee to be as unanimous as it was in selecting a paper for the award."

Dow's Peter Trefonas, Dow Fellow, accepted the award during this year's SPIE Advanced Lithography conference during a ceremony on February 24, 2014. Recognized authors included Dow Fellows Peter Trefonas and James W. Thackeray of Dow Electronic Materials, along with the Texas A&M researcher team of Assistant Research Scientist Guorong Sun, graduate student Sangho Cho, Research Scientist Stanislav V. Verkhoturov, Dr. Michael J. Eller, students Corrie Clark, Ang Li and Adriana Pavía-Jiménez, and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen L.Wooley and Professor of Chemistry Emile A. Schweikert.

Photo Caption: Peter Trefonas, at left, is presented by conference cochair Christoph Hohle with the 2013 C. Grant Willson Best Paper Award in Patterning Materials and Processes, sponsored by IBM, for "Bottom-up/top-down high-resolution high-throughput lithography using vertically assembled block bottle brush polymers," authored by Peter Trefonas, James Thackeray, Guorong Sun, Sangho Cho, Corrie Clark, Stanislav Verkhoturav, Michael Eller, Ang Li, Adriana Pavia-Jiménez, Emile Schweikert, and Karen Wooley.

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