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Posted By ASC, Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015


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NIST Researcher Dr. Edwin Chan Receives Recognition, $1,000 Grant from Council

Bethesda, MD--March 21, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supported the 2013 Adhesion Society Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award and presented a plaque and $1,000 grant to Edwin Chan, Ph.D, this year’s award recipient. Dr. Chan is a scientist within the National Institute of Standards and Technology Polymer Division in Gaithersburg, MD.

The Award was presented during the Adhesion Society’s Annual Meeting held March 2-6, 2013 at the Daytona Hilton and Resort in Daytona Beach, FL.

The Society’s Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award recognizes emerging research talent that focuses on properties of adhesion.

Matt Croson, President of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, and Ken Shull, President of the Adhesion Society, congratulates Edwin Chang, NIST, for being awarded the 2013 Adhesion Society Young Scientist Award.  His citation reads,”for investigation of polymer gels and of the adhesive response of structured soft material surfaces.” 

 “ASC is proud to be tied to this award as it recognizes the work of future leaders in our industry,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “On behalf of our 122 member companies, I congratulate Dr. Chan on his work and wish him luck in the future as we work to solve the challenges facing our industry via innovative research.”

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Editor’s Note:  Photo Caption— Dr. Edwin Chan receives the Adhesion Society’s Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist award from Matthew E. Croson, ASC President and Kenneth Shull, President of the Adhesion Society.  ASC was the sponsor of the Adhesion Society’s Award.


The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 122 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit




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