spontak-2511.croppedProfessor Richard Spontak has been elected to the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). The NTVA is the Norwegian equivalent of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Spontak's research interests include polymer morphology and phase stability, multifunctional and nanostructured polymers, blends and networks, and application of microscopy techniques to polymer science and engineering. The primary research focus of his Polymer Morphology Group (PMG) is to employ, and in some cases develop, complementary microscopy and scattering techniques to probe structural characteristics of microstructured polymers, nanostructured polymers and polymer composites.

In 2012 he was selected to receive the Lars Onsager Professorship and Medal at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. In addition to his Norwegian honors, he's a Fellow of four different technical societies that  are chartered in three different countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Fellows are the highest grade of membership of most professional or learned societies.

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