Craig Hawker Bio

Craig J. Hawker, FRS received his BSc (1984) degree from the University of Queensland, Australia his PhD (1988) degree from the University of Cambridge, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Jean M.J. Fréchet at Cornell from 1988 to 1990. In 2005 he moved from the IBM Almaden Research Center to the University of California, Santa Barbara where he is a Professor in the Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry departments and directs the Materials Research Laboratory. Some of his recent awards include the 2011 Arthur C. Cope Scholar from the American Chemical Society, the 2010 Macro Group UK International Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the RSC and the 2008 DSM – International Performance Materials Award from IUPAC. In 2010 he was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Research Areas: Professor Hawker’s research activities focus on synthetic polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science where he integrates fundamental synthetic studies with the development of nanostructured materials

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Awards:

  • 2011 KFUPM Chair Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011 Arthur C. Cope Scholar, American Chemical Society
  • 2010 Elected Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 2010 Elected, Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2010 Polymer Division Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 2010 Macro Group UK International Medal for Outstanding Achievement
  • 2009 PMSE Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 2008 DSM – International Performance Materials Award, IUPAC
  • 2007 Humphrey Memorial Lecturer, University of Vermont
  • 2007 Mark Scholar Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2006 Proctor & Gamble Lecturer, Wright State University
  • 2006 Dillion Steele Lecturer, University of Queensland
  • 2006 IMS Distinguished Lecturer, University of Connecticut
  • 2006 IBM Research Division Award
  • 2005 Dutch Polymer Award, Dutch Chemical Institute
  • 2005 ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, American Chemical Society
  • 2005 Murtiashaw Lecturer, University of South Carolina
  • 2005 Discovery Lecturer, DuPont Central Research
  • 2005 Frontiers Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University.
  • 2004 Victor M. Chambers Memorial Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
  • 2004 Industrial Scientist Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2004 Cherry Emerson Jr. Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2004 Named in Top 100 Most Cited Chemists (1994-2004) Thomsom ISI
  • 2003 Bayer-Stein Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 2003 Co-operative Research Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2002 Whitby Memorial Lecturer, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron
  • 2002 Inaugural Cornforth Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sydney
  • 2002 Melville Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • 2002 IBM Corporate Technical Recognition Award
  • 2001 Carl S. Marvel Award in Creative Polymer Science, American Chemical Society
  • 2000 Young Scientists Award, IUPAC
  • 1999 Rauscher Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
  • 1999 Patent Invention Award, IBM Corporation
  • 1998 Carothers Lecturer, DuPont Central Research
  • 1997 Arthur K. Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society
  • 1997 Patent Invention Award, IBM Corporation
  • 1995 Innovation Award, IBM Corporation
  • 1993 Rennie Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 1992 Research Award, Australian Research Council1991 Treloar Prize, Polymer Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 1990 Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship, Australian Research Council
  • 1985-1988 Ribbands Scholar, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • 1985-1988 1851 Research Scholarship, Royal Commision for the Exhibition of 1851
  • 1985-1988 Overseas Research Scheme Award, S.E.R.C.
  • 1988 Science Fellow, Harkness Fellowships
  • 1985 Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Award, British Council
  • 1985 Masson Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 1985 University Medal, University of Queensland1984 Poole Award, University of Queensland
  • 1984 CSR Chemicals Prize, University of Queensland
  • 1983 Douglas McNaughton Scholarship, University of Queensland
  • 1983 T.G.H. Jones Scholarship, University of Queensland
  • 1982 Edward Taylor Memorial Prize, University of Queensland
  • 1981 Chemistry Prize, University of Queensland

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