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ACA seeks nominations for its 2013 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

May 31, 2012

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 11-13, 2013. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2012.

The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry. Joseph J. Mattiello, whose memory is commemorated by this award, did much to expand the application of science in the decorative and protective coatings field. Nominations will be ranked by the Mattiello Memorial Lecture Committee based on standards of technical accomplishment, service to the coatings industry, and leadership.

The Mattiello Lecturer will deliver a technical presentation on a phase of chemistry, engineering, human relationship, or other discipline fundamental to paint, coatings, varnish, lacquer, or related protective and decorative coatings. The presentation will consist of a 50-55 minute lecture followed by a question and answer session. A completed paper must also be submitted for the conference proceedings and possible inclusion in ACA publications.

Additionally, the selected lecturer will be invited to develop a Mattiello Symposium—the technical track that will follow the Mattiello lecture at the conference.

Dr. Stuart G. Croll, chair of the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University, was presented with the 2012 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award during his presentation at the American Coatings Conference on May 9. Dr. Croll delivered the Mattiello Memorial Lecture on the “Application and Limitations of Current Understanding to Model Failure Modes in Coatings.”

Please note that individuals cannot nominate themselves. The references cited in the nomination should be concerned with coatings, pertinent or related to coatings, or concerned with the constituents of coatings. Activities and accomplishments considered appropriate for citation in the nomination include the following:

• Publication and communications such as:
— Journal articles
— Patents
— Books (authored, edited, or organized)
— Lectures and presentations
— Symposia or meetings organized
(Reprints may be submitted with the nomination but should be restricted to those that reflect seminal contributions. Teaching credentials or skills, per se, are not to be considered in this award.)
• Inventions and discoveries
• New scientific principles, understanding or insight
• Novel uses or applications of products
• New or improved processes for production of resins or coatings, etc.
• Engineering aspects

All nominations should include:
• An official nomination letter highlighting the outstanding achievements of the nominee;
• Complete biography of the nominee;
• Current position and brief job history;
• Education and degrees, with dates;
• A minimum of two letters of support from individuals within the industry; and
• Brief reference to other significant awards.

Please forward all nominations by Aug. 31, 2012, to:

Mattiello Memorial Lecture Committee
c/o Starsha Valentine
American Coatings Association
1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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