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Professor to be inducted into The Society of Plastics EngineersMarch 2, 2018

Chemical Engineering Professor Mike Thompson among three Canadians to earn the prestigious honour.

Mike Thompson is one of nine new Fellows, including three from Canada, being inducted into the The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) as recognition for their contributions to the Society.

SPE members are honoured for their outstanding contributions in the field of plastics engineering, science or technology, or in the management of such activities. Candidates are sponsored by an SPE Division or special interest group and elected by the Fellows Election Committee based on their professional record as well as written sponsorships from at least two SPE members. Only 334 members, including the new Fellows, have been awarded this title since it was introduced in 1984.

"It is an honour to be selected by my peers for this prestigious recognition," Thompson said. "I have served the society since 1993 , enjoying the close interactions it creates between industry and academia."

Thompson, who is also Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, has spent his career developing new materials and processes, principally with extrusion technology, for the plastics, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.  Prior to joining McMaster, he worked as a senior process engineer for Davis-Standard LLC at their Connecticut headquarters.

The new “Fellows” will be recognized during SPE Antec 2018, to be held from May 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

See the full article from Canadian Plastics.