Dean Webster Honored with the Fred Waldron Research Award
The Fred Waldron Research Award was established to recognize outstanding faculty research. Renowned around the world, Webster will be honored for his development of novel coatings and polymeric materials and his discoveries in the area of bio-based polymers.
During his career, Webster has 94 peer review publications, nine book chapters and 23 patents. He has received more than $30 million in collaborative grants and about $4 million in individual grants. Webster has trained about 60 undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs.
"Dean is a major contributor to the scientific community," wrote Scott Wood, dean of science and mathematics, in a nomination letter. "He has and continues to make outstanding contributions in a variety of different areas and deserves recognition from the NDSU community."
Webster earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a doctorate in materials engineering science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.