Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10053-10054
Number of pages2
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 26 2018

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Let me start by honoring Prof. Bruce Novak. Bruce earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Chemistry from California State University Northridge and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The California Institute of Technology. He has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, North Carolina State University, and The University of Texas, Dallas, where he is currently a Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences & Mathematics in the Department of Chemistry and also the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Bruce’s first paper published in Macromolecules was in 1991 on the organometallic catalyzed polymerization of isocyanides. Current work in the Novak group focuses on the synthesis and properties of helical macromolecules that display unusual properties, including antimicrobial activity and liquid crystallinity, and that act as chemical sensors, tunable polarizers, and optical switches. Bruce has received many awards and honors including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the Carl S. Marvel Award for Creative Polymer Chemistry. Bruce was appointed as one of the six Associate Editors for Macromolecules by then Editor-in-Chief Robert Lenz in 1995. For the past 23 years the journal has benefitted from Bruce’s broad expertise, disciplinary depth, and high level of engagement. It is my pleasure to honor Prof. Bruce Novak for his dedicated service to the journal.

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