The 2023 Lavoisier Medalist is Deyan Wang, Ph.D., Senior Research Laureate, DuPont Electronics & Industrial. The Lavoisier Medal for Lifetime Technical Achievement recognizes scientists and engineers who have demonstrated a career of creative technical contributions with significant business impact. The Lavoisier Medal is named in honor of the 18th century French chemist, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, who is considered the father of modern chemistry.
The 2023 Pedersen Award recipients are Paul Bernatis, Ph.D., Technical Laureate, DuPont Electronics & Industrial; Reiyao Zhu, Ph.D., Technical Laureate, and Jon Johnson, Ph.D., Engineering Laureate, both from DuPont Water & Protection. The Pedersen Award is chosen by a select team of Laureates, a group of the highest technical professionals. The medalists’ deep technical knowledge, skill, achievements, and commitment in their respective areas have resulted in important new products for DuPont customers. The Pedersen Award is named in honor of DuPont’s Nobel Laureate, Charles J. Pedersen, who received the 1987 Nobel Prize for his discovery of a novel class of chemical compounds called macrocyclic polyethers, which he dubbed the “crown” ethers because of their molecular shape.