Sponsor Search

The Composite Division is actively seeking new sponsors for our Student Travel and Educator of the Year awards. The Student Travel award presently offers two $1500 dollar awards to enable students to attend ANTEC to either present a paper or poster, while the Educator of the Year Award offers a single $2500 payment to the best Educator of 2018. This is your company’s chance to support these worthwhile awards by sponsoring ½ to 2/3 of the awards amount. If you are interested, please contact the following Composite Division board members:


Teri Chouinard
Composite Division Newsletter Sponsor Chair
Tim Johnson
Composite Division Treasurer
Dr. Dale Grove
Composite Division Awards Chair

2018 Educator of the Year Award

The Composite Division of the Society of Plastic Engineers proudly recognizes Dr. Luyi Sun from the University of Connecticut as the 2018 Educator of the Year Award. What drew the judges’ attention to this candidate was the large number of students (50 undergraduate researchers / 7 Masters Students / and 12 PhD candidates) that have worked under Dr. Sun’s supervision, and the work that he has done in biopolymer, nanosheet, Li ion battery, spray coating, barrier, structural, fluoropolymer coating, and photocatalytic composites areas.


Dr. Luyi Sun Accepting the 2018 Educator of the Year


We hope to honor additional, well qualified Educators on the years to come, so if you are aware of such candidates, please enter them into 2019’s Educator of the Year award.


Respectfully submitted,


Dr. Dale A. Grove
Composite Division Awards Chair