Student Awards - Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award

1994

John A. Rogers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noninvasive Determination of Viscoelastic, Thermal and Adhesive Properties in Thin Film-Substrate Systems

1995

Martin Roseman

Imperial College

The Design of Composite to Metal Tubular Lap Joints for Torsional Loadings

1996

Robert S. Jackson

Imperial College

A Study of the Effects of Water Concentration on the Stability of Interfaces in Adhesive Joints

1997

Xu Zhang

University of Connecticut

Synthesis of Coatings on Steel Surfaces by Spontaneous Polymerization

1998

Stephanie Nesbitt

University of Connecticut

b-Diketone Containing Polymeric Coupling Agents for Bonding Polymers to Aluminum

1999

Alfred Crosby

Northwestern University

Debonding Mechanisms of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

2000

Jennifer Hoyt

Virginia Tech

Adhesion and Network  Properties of Polysiloxane Sealants With Varying Polarities

2001

Manish Giri

University of Maine

Stress Intensity in Microscale Adhesive Viscoelastic Contacts

2002

Animangsu Ghatak

Lehigh University

Adhesion Induced Instability in Thin Solid Film

2003

Rebecca E. Webber

Northwestern University

The Effects of Geometric Confinement on the Debonding Behavior of Soft Elastic Solids

2004

Gary Harp

University of Akron

Molecular Structure and Adhesion Hysteresis at Poly(styrene)/Comb Polymer Interfaces

2005

Kar Tean Tan

Imperial College

The  Durability of Adhesive Joints

2006

Edwin Chan

University of Massachusetts  – Amherst

Tuning the Adhesive Properties of Acrylate Based Elastomers through Patterned Surfaces Co-Author Alfred J. Crosby

2007

Kumar Nanjundiah

University of Akron

Confinement Induced Ordering of Alkanes between an Elastomer and a Solid Surface

2008

Michelle Seitz

Northwestern University

Fracture of Self-Assembled Copolymer Gels

2009

Suresh Manohar

Lehigh University

Peeling Single Stranded DNA from Graphite Surface to Determine

2010

Shilpi Vajpayee

Lehigh University

Adhesion and Contact Mechanics of Bio-Inspired Structured Surfaces

2011

Rohini Gupta

John Hopkins University

Influence of Contact Angle Hysteresis on Liquid Actuation Using Electric Field

2012

Vasav Sahni

The University of Akron

From Nano to Micro to Macro:  Importance of Structure and Architecture in Spider Silk Adhesives

2013

Michael Bartlett

University of Massachusetts

Scaling Reversible Adhesion in Synthetic and Natural Adhesive Systems

2014

Keren Zhang

Virginia Tech

Nucleobase-Containing Acrylic Block Copolymers for Supramolecular Hot Melt Adhesives

2015

Adrian Defante

University of Akron

The Role of Water in Adhesion and Friction

2016

Dharamdeep Jain

University of Akron

Effect of Humidity on the adhesion of black widow spiders gumfoot silk

2017

Sarah Fischer

Leibniz Institute for New Materials

Funnel-shaped microstructures for high adhesion on the microscale