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Pradip Bhowmik, Ph.D. Named 2014 POLY Fellow

Pradip Bhowmik Ph.D., Professor of Organic and Polymer Chemistry at UNLV has been named a 2014 POLY Fellow.

The award recognizes Fellows of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Polymer Chemistry for their achievement and contribution to polymer science. Only an equivalent of .1 percent of the membership can be selected from submitted nomination applications. He will be honored with a plaque at the spring ACS meeting in Dallas in March.

Nationally, Prof. Bhowmik is recognized for his expertise in Organic and Polymer Synthesis, Nano materials Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Ionic Liquids, and Anticancer Drugs.  His research interests focuses on organic and polymer synthesis in general along with developing a novel light-emitting and liquid-crystalline polymers for their multitude applications in modern technology, including biosensors. In another project, Prof. Bhowmik is developing ionic liquids based on the concept of green chemistry, and liquid-crystalline and light-emitting organic salts to make them functional materials.  He is also actively pursuing the development of cisplatin analogs for the development cancer therapy.

Prof. Pradip Bhowmik has a Ph.D., Organic/Polymer Chemistry from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.S. in Physical/Organic Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and B.Sc. Honors from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Prof. Bhowmik was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012 by UNLV. He was also the recipient of UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching award in 2011 and 2004.  In 2001 and 2003, Prof. Bhowmik was recognized as the Professor of the Year by the Association of Pre-Health Professionals at UNLV.

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