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September 19th, 2007
Professor MacDiarmid remembered fondly
Alan MacDiarmid's name is everywhere.
The 2000 Nobel laureate in chemistry has five namesake institutes in as many countries. The newest is UTD's Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, named in his memory last month. Two NanoTX '07 events are dedicated to MacDiarmid. His friends and colleagues invoke his name warmly and continue his research.
MacDiarmid's work on conductive organic polymers with colleagues Alan Heeger and Hideki Shirakawa earned them the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their discovery of a doping process that make insulating organic polymers capable of conducting electricity began what Ray Baughman, director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, called "the second age of polymers."
"The possibility of using polymers as electronic materials originated from the discovery made by MacDiarmid, Heeger and Shirakawa. It meant polymers could be used for applications so distant from previous uses," Baughman said.
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