BETHEL, CONN. — Five members of the Society of Plastics Engineers are being named as SPE Fellows, for their outstanding contributions in plastics science, engineering or management.
Candidates for the Fellows honor must be sponsored by an SPE division of special interest group. The election committee considers eligible candidates on the basis of a personal history as well as written sponsorships from two SPE members.
Only 309 SPE members, including the new group, have been elected as Fellows since the honor was established in 1984.
New SPE Fellows are:
Len Czuba, president of Czuba Enterprises Inc., a Chicago-based medical device product development consulting firm. He works with clients to take medical devices and other products from concept to production. Czuba's primary focus is the selection and processing of plastics and biomedical polymers. He holds 15 patents, including several for PVC replacement materials.
Hani E. Naguib, professor of the University of Toronto and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Smart and Multifunctional Materials. He is director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. His major expertise is in the manufacture of emerging materials, including smart and active materials, macromolecules and composites, and bio-based materials.