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Donald R. Paul

Donald R. Paul

Donald R. Paul
Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas , Austin




North Carolina State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1961 University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1965


Research Chemical Engineer, Chemstrand Research Center, Inc., 1965-1967 Chemical Engineering Faculty, The University of Texas at Austin, 1967-present Chairman, Chemical Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin, 1977-1985 Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, 1985-2002 Editor, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 1986-present Director, Texas Materials Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-present Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-present


1982 Research Award (Society of Plastics Engineers)
1984 Phillips Award in Applied Polymer Science (Amer. Chem. Soc.)
1985 Materials Engineering and Sciences Award (AIChE)
1988 Elected to National Academy of Engineering
1989 Education Award (Society of Plastics Engineers)
1991 Turner Alfrey Visiting Professor at Michigan Molecular Institute
1993 International Award (Society of Plastics Engineers)
1993 Hocott Engineering Research Award (The University of Texas at Austin)
1994 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award (North Carolina State University) 1994 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (The University of Texas at Austin) 1998 William H. Walker Award (AIChE)
1998 Malcolm E. Pruitt Award (Council for Chemical Research)
1999 E.V. Murphree Award (Amer. Chem. Soc.)
2000 Distinguished Service Citation (University of Wisconsin)
2000 Elected Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences
2000 Elected Fellow of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division (ACS) 2005 Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology (NAMS)
2005 Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award (American Chemical Society)


Research Interest

various aspects of polymeric materials including polymer blends; membranes for separations, drug delivery, packaging; and polymeric nanocomposites. Synthesis, characterization, and performance of polymers are an integral part of the research in all these areas.