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Plastics Recycling and Reactive Polymer Processing Expert, NJIT's Marino Xanthos, Honored by Industry

Marino Xanthos, PhD, a professor in NJIT’s Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering was awarded the 2010 Heinz List Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Orlando. His colleagues honored him for outstanding achievements in polymerization reactions and polymer devolatilization technologies. For more information about the process, please visit LIST Dry Processing.

Sponsored by LIST USA, Charlotte, NC, an extrusion and polymer reaction machinery manufacturer, the Heinz List Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated unique vision and innovation in the field of polymer processing technology.

Xanthos, an SPE Fellow, was applauded for his work which has helped polymer engineering advance as an academic discipline. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Xanthos holds five U.S. patents and has published more than 250 journal articles and conference publications.

At NJIT, Xanthos also has served as director of research of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI)  where he supervised researchers who developed new applications for recycled plastics based on reactive polymer processing.

 Xanthos received his doctoral and master’s degrees from the department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry at University of Toronto. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Xanthos holds in addition to his U.S. patents, two Canadian patents and has been a regular technical consultant since 1987 to companies such as Arkema (France), Colgate-Palmolive, Roche Diagnostics, AT&T, Shell Chemical Co. and Cytec.

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