The American Chemical Society in Washington recently inducted two fellows.
Joseph Kennedy, a University of Akron professor of polymer science and chemistry, as well as a researcher and inventor, has 107 U.S. patents, including one for the biocompatible polymer coating on Boston Scientific's Taxus drug-eluting cadiovascular stent. In 2010, he was inducted into the university's American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
Consultant Roger Jones of Broomall, Pa., was named a fellow for his past industrial leadership, including as president of LNP Engineering Plastics, as well as his technical achievements and service through the ACS Speakers Program.
Jones became president of Exton, Pa.-based LNP in 1976 and stayed there until 1981. Before that he had stints with DuPont, Arco Chemicals and Avisun Corp. Post-LNP, he helped rebuild the nylon, PET and acetal businesses for BASF Corp.
After his BASF days, Jones founded resin distributor Franklin Polymers. He also authored four books and more than 100 papers.