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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 6:48 p.m., May 13, 2014 Updated 6:48 p.m., May 13, 2014

Chemistry Professor Receives the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award

UCSB’s Fred Wudl is recognized by Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry

UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics.


(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics.

The Spiers Memorial Award is presented in recognition of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of a Faraday Discussion. Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for more than 100 years, Faraday Discussions are unique international discussion meetings that focus on rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines. All attendees contribute to the discussion, including presenting their own relevant research.

“I am very grateful to the RSC for this recognition of our research that could not have been done without the many dedicated, outstanding collaborators who worked in our laboratories for close to 40 years,” Wudl said. “This award is, of course, also an acknowledgment of our campus and the UC system as a whole. Indeed, organic electronics is revolutionizing the electronics industry, and the Faraday Discussions will further this evolution in semiconductor physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering.”

To view the complete story, open the attached news release, or go to http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014134/chemistry-professor-receives-2014-spiers-memorial-award.

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