Awards & Winners

Herman Francis Mark

Date of Birth 03-May-1895
Place of Birth Vienna
Nationality Austria, United States of America
Profession Chemist
Herman Francis Mark was an Austrian-American chemist regarded for his contributions to the development of polymer science. Mark's x-ray diffraction work on the molecular structure of fibers provided important evidence for the macromolecular theory of polymer structure. Together with Houwink he formulated an equation, now called the Mark–Houwink or Mark–Houwink–Sakurada equation, describing the dependence of the intrinsic viscosity of a polymer on its relative molecular mass.

Awards by Herman Francis Mark

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Wolf Prize in Chemistry
(for his contributions to understanding the structure and behavior of natural and synthetic polymers.)
National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For his contributions to polymer chemistry, and his role in the introduction of polymer science as an academic discipline in the United States.)