Dr. Freeman has been awarded the 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers International Award. This International Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Plastics Engineers. It recognizes lifetime achievements in the fields of polymer science or polymer/plastics engineering. Nominees are recognized internationally by their peers for excellence in their fields.
Dr. Freeman was given the award based on his seminal contributions to plastics engineering, research, technology, service, and education in polymer membranes for low-energy gas and liquid separations. An award symposium will be held at the SPE ANTEC meeting April 22-24, 2013 in Cincinnati. The award comes with a $5,000 honorarium and a gold medal.