Goodyear Greets Nobel Winner
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company played host to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Alan Heeger before he addressed the Akron Polymer Lecture Group at the University of Akron; a Goodyear-sponsored program for the past 50 years. Dr. Heeger was greeted at Goodyear’s Technical Center in Akron by Joseph M. Gingo, senior vice president, technology and global products planning, and Jonathan D. Rich, president of Goodyear’s North American Tire business. Dr. Heeger won the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the “discovery and development of conductive polymers.” He is professor of physics and materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and heads a research group at the University’s Center for Polymers and Organic Solids. Rich holds a doctorate in chemistry and Gingo has a chemical engineering degree.