Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Glenn Fredrickson, Director of MCHC, has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
NAS is a private, non-profit academic organization founded in 1863 to advance science and to contribute to society through science. Each year in April, NAS elects full members who have demonstrated a sustained record of excellence in research. This year, 120 full members were elected, including Fredrickson, a member of our board of directors. 3,000 full and international members of the NAS, including about 190 Nobel laureates, have been elected, making it one of the world’s highest honors for researchers.
After completing his doctoral studies at Stanford University in 1984 and working at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Fredrickson became a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990 and joined our board of directors in 2014. He is a widely recognized international authority on polymer science and technology, receiving numerous research and publication awards.
“I am delighted to be honored in this way by peers in the U.S. and international scientific communities,” says Fredrickson. “My research has benefited tremendously from twenty years of close partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and its subsidiaries, so I am proud to share this recognition with my friends and colleagues within MCHC. I hope this election will further inspire MCHC’s R&D community to innovate novel solutions to the challenging global issues of our time, including plastic waste, CO2 utilization, and sustainable materials.”
[Reference] Release of the Election of New Members to the National Academy of Sciences