The Olney Medal signifies outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, or in polymer or other fields of chemistry that are of major importance to textile sciences and fibrous materials. This also includes the development of chemical agents or chemical processes used in the manufacture of textiles, fibrous materials, or methods for their evaluation.
The Olney Medal is the Associations’ highest scientific award. It was established in 1944 as a testimonial to Dr. Louis Atwell Olney, founder of AATCC, in recognition of his lifetime of devotion and multitudinous contributions to the field of textile chemistry. This award is given to encourage and afford public recognition of such achievements and contributions.
The candidate does not necessarily have to be a member of AATCC, but should have made a significant contribution to chemistry as it relates to the textile sciences.
The award, a gold medal, a scroll, and an honorarium, is presented at AATCC’s International Conference. The Olney Address is also given by the award recipient at the Conference and published in AATCC Review.
Submit nomination letter or completed form to:
Brian C. Francois, AATCC
PO Box 12215
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215
phone +1 919 549 3522
fax +1 919 549 8933