BRUCE M. NOVAK

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Department of Chemistry                                                   1632 Lorraine Rd
North Carolina State University                                              Raleigh, NC  27607
Raleigh, North Carolina  27695                                             1-919-783-5475
1-919-515-2996, 1-919-513-2828 (fax)
bruce_novak@ncsu.edu

                                                     EDUCATION

        • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, May 1989, California Institute of Technology,

                Thesis:  Aqueous Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerizations

                (Advisor:  Professor Robert H. Grubbs)

        • M. S. Chemistry, May 1985, California State University, Northridge

                Thesis:  The Synthesis and Reactivity of a Skeletally Chiral Metal Cluster, (Advisor:  Professor Edward Rosenberg)

        • B. S. Chemistry, January 1983, Summa Cum Laude,

                                California State University, Northridge


                      RELATED EMPLOYMENT AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    • Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University, June 1998 - Present

     Head, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, September 1998 – July 2004

    • Director, Multidisciplinary Center for Polymer Synthesis and Characterization, NCSU, 2000 - Present

    • Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering,

            University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997 - 1998

    • Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering,

            University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993 - 1997

    • Visiting Professor, Universite' de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,

            Spring 1997

    • Turner Alfrey Visiting Professor, Michigan Molecular Institute, Spring 1998

    • Director, Polymer Catalysis Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 1993 - June 1998

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley,

            June 1989 - May 1993

    • Faculty Associate Scientist, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, June 1989 - 1997

    • Visiting Scientist, ICI Materials Research Centre, Teesside, England; 1988

    • Member, Dow Chemical Technical Advisory Board, 1997 - 2001


                          AWARDS, HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    • Turner Alfrey Visiting Professorship, 1997-98

    • ACS, Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award, 1997

    • National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1993 - 1998

    • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, 1991 - 1996

    • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1991-1992

    • Du Pont Young Faculty Award, 1992-1994

    • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Young Investigator Award, 1991

    • Innovation Recognition Award, Union Carbide, 1993 and 1994

    • DuPont Young Investigator Award, 1991

    • DuPont Young Investigator Award, 1989

    • Rohm and Haas Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1992

    • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 1992

    • Herbert H. McCoy Award, Caltech, 1989

    • Sherwin-Williams/American Chemical Society, PMSE Student Award in Polymer Science, 1987

    • President’s Club, Outstanding Masters Candidate, 1985

    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, CSUN, 1983-1984

    • Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholarship Award, 1980

    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    • Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

    • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemistry Honor Society

    • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society


                                            PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    • Associate Editor, Macromolecules

    • Editorial Advisory Board, Polymer International

    • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry

    • Editorial Board, Polymer Bulletin

    • Editorial Board, Acta Polymerica

    • Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science

    • Associate Member, Systematic Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2001

    • Organizer, Joint US-Japan Symposium on Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials, 1994

    • Organizer, ACS Workshop on Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials, 1995

    • Organizer, ACS Workshop on Controlled Polymer Architectures, 2000

    • Organizer, Joint US-Germany Workshop on Polymer Chemistry and Physics, 1996

    • Symposium Organizer, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, 1998

    • Symposium Organizer, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, 1993

    • Symposium Organizer, American Chemical Society National Meeting, SF, 1992.

    • Organizer, Southeastern Chemistry Chairs Meeting, Spring 2001


                                                  FELLOWSHIPS

    • Organic Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society, 1988 - 1889

    • IBM Graduate Research Fellowship, 1987 - 1988


                                               MILITARY SERVICE

    • Sergeant, U. S. Army Airborne, 1973 – 1977