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Sindee Simon

Research Description

The Kinetics of the Glass Transition. Properties and Reactions at the Nanoscale. The Viscoelastic Bulk Modulus of Polymers and Nanocomposites.


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (1992)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Yale University (1983)

Honors and Awards

  • International Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2019 (highest award of society and first woman to win the award in its 40-year history)
  • Raiders Who Rock, Texas Tech Faculty Community Service & Leadership Award, 2018
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015
  • Mettler Toledo Outstanding Achievement Award, North American Thermal Analysis Society, 2014 (highest award of society)
  • Research/Engineering Technology Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2014
  • Scientist of the Year Award, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Lubbock Chapter, co-awardee with Gregory McKenna, 2013
  • Lubbock Woman of Excellence Award, in Science, YWCA, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award, North American Thermal Analysis Society, 2012
  • Outstanding Professor, Texas Tech AIChE Student Chapter, 2011
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), 2010
  • Horn Professorship, Texas Tech University, 2010
  • Barnie E. Rushing, Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award, Texas Tech Parents Association, 2007
  • Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2005
  • Fellow, North American Thermal Analysis Society, 2003
  • Outstanding Service Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, Polymer Analysis Division, 2002
  • Most Improved Newsletter, Society of Plastics Engineers, for PAD Review, 2002
  • Best Paper Award, American Society for Composites, Polymer Matrix Division, 2000
  • DuPont Instruments Student Scholarship, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), 1990
  • Nellie P. Elliot Award, Yale University, presented at graduation to one senior woman who best represents the values of Yale University both in the classroom and on the playing field, 1983
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Yale University
  • All American - Swimming, Yale University, 1982