Judit Puskas, professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the upcoming International Elastomer Conference (IEC) in October. The IEC is an annual conference for the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society that brings together educators and industry under one roof.
“This recognition makes me very humble – it is a great feeling to be recognized. I salute all the women in the rubber industry,” said Puskas.
Her keynote address will be titled “Natural Rubber – a Wonderful Renewable Resource for a Circular Economy,” which will discuss the future discoveries and innovations needed to create “the Silicon Valley of Rubber.”
Puskas’ research focuses on the integration of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment with breast reconstruction, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic. In 2012, she was one of the five winners of the GE Healthymagination Breast Cancer Challenge Award, selected from 400 international applications. She is the winner of the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal, the most prestigious award given by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. She is a coinventor of the polymer coating on a coronary stent, implanted into over 10 million patients.
by Chip Tuson