C. Craver

C. Craver

Clara Craver was Chair-Elect of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, at the time of its 50th anniversary in 1974, and Chair in 1975. Her services include twenty-three years as Councillor; symposium and FT-IR workshop organizer on polymer characterization, and editor of four books from these activities. Three were ACS Advances in Chemistry books, focussed on the relationship between polymer structures and properties. In 1999 she was awarded the PMSE Division Distinguished Service Award at its 75th Anniversary Celebration. She is a consultant and provides expert testimony in spectroscopy and polymer characterization, and teaches short courses at universities and scientific meetings. She recieved her B. Sc. in Chemistry from Ohio State University, cum laude, phi beta kappa in 1945. In 1974 Fisk University awarded her an honary Doctor of Science degree based on internationally recognised contributions to the field of infrared spectroscopy. In 1976 she was Chair of the Vibrational Spectroscopy Gordon Research Conference and was an invited speaker to GRC conferences on Coatings in 1954, 1964, 1966. International courses on lectureships have included Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1965, Monaco for ISTA on Man and the Oceans in 1975, China in 1979, multiple lectures on spectroscopy, polymer science, and small business management, and FT-IR at U. of Glamorgan in Wales, 1999.

She is a Certified Professional Chemist and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists; has been active on ASTM: Chair of E-13 on molecular spectroscopy, and recieved ASTM's highest award, the Award of Merit; she has managed the Coblentz Society's infrared data program from it's inception, now serving as an investigator on a NIST CRADA. The Society honored her with the Williams-Wright Award in Industrial Spectroscopy in 1985 and she was named an honary member in 1990. She served on the National Research Council Advisory Committee on the Strategic Highway Research Program 1985-89.

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