Megan Robertson, Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named one of the 45 Fellows of the 2022 class of the American Chemical Society.
The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the ACS itself. For a full list of this year's class, visit the ACS webpage here.
Robertson has received this distinction due to her innovations in polymer sustainability, including developing polymers from renewable resources, exploring structure-property relationships of biobased polymers, probing polymer degradation behaviors, enhancing polymer recycling, and increasing material lifetimes. Additionally, she is recognized for her leadership in the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of ACS, of which she is currently the Vice Chair and Program Chair.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as an ACS Fellow, and I greatly appreciate the support from and interactions with scientists in the ACS community that have continued throughout my career,” Robertson said.
Robertson joined the faculty in 2010, following two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, she worked as a senior scientist for Rohm and Haas, now Dow Chemical, and earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Robertson has received other distinctions from ACS, including the Rubber Division Sparks-Thomas Award in 2018, and was a PMSE Young Investigator in 2017.
Robertson is the fifth professor from the University of Houston to receive ACS Fellow status, and only the second from the Cullen College of Engineering. Richard C. Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was named a Fellow in 2014.