Robert L. Patrick Fellowship
Elevation of a member to Fellow of the Society is a formal recognition
of outstanding members. The award also commemorates the lifelong
contributions made to the Adhesion community by the late Robert L.
Patrick in recognition of his extensive contributions to wetting,
adhesion science, and the Society.
The nominee must have provided outstanding contributions to the field of
adhesion over a sustained period. Such contributions can be in
the form of service to the adhesion community, broad and productive
research and/or teaching, or other conspicuous achievements in the field
of adhesion. Nominees shall have been members of the Adhesion Society
for five years at the time of nomination. Elevation to fellowship will
be granted without regard to age, nationality or field of expertise.
However, the President, Vice President, and the Members-at-Large are not
eligible for being elevated to Fellow status until after the conclusion
of their term in these positions.
A nomination package must be submitted to the President of the Society by October 30, of the year prior to selection. The nomination must contain:
- A letter of nomination not to exceed 3 pages. The letter must
summarize the achievements that make the nominee worthy of fellowship.
- Three seconding letters from other members of the Adhesion Society.
Only one of the letters may originate from the Institution where the
nominee is employed. Although international support is not a
requirement, it will strengthen the nomination package.
- A brief citation appropriate for a plaque or certificate honoring the nominee.
- The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.
Any member of the Adhesion Society may submit a nomination package.
Nominations will remain active for three years after submission.
Selection of Fellows will be made by the Executive Committee. A
nomination must receive a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee to