George Lubin Memorial Award

George Lubin, an originator of reinforced plastics and pioneer in the development and implementation of advanced composites for primary structures, had a long and distinguished career. Lubin was quick to realize the importance of SAMPE in the mid-1960’s and founded the SAMPE New York Chapter. Through his efforts and worldwide recognition, he led early international meetings including the first US-USSR non-metallics fair, for which he was awarded a service medal by the then U.S. President Nixon.

George Lubin, a graduate engineer holding B.Ch.E and M.S. Ch.E from CCNY and longtime SAMPE Fellow had led early composite development at the New York Applied Science Labs, Basson Industries, and a long and distinguished career at Grumman Aerospace Corporation from which he retired as Chief Scientist. George had received many awards and accolades from several high-ranking government, university, and industrial officials for his untiring work to advance material science and processing for the betterment of society throughout the world.

Upon his death, the SAMPE organization was quick to recognize Lubin’s more than 50 years of composites development work by establishing the George Lubin Award. This recognizes those who have made significant contributions in the field of material and process engineering. The industry surely misses George’s honesty, wit, and hard-working ethic that always got the job done effectively and efficiently. The George Lubin Award allows us to remember the man and helps us to initiate his strong desire to teach, lead, and reward advancements in both technology and world friendship.

Nominations are due February 15th of each year.

George Lubin Memorial Award Recipients

1986  Melvin M. Schwartz
1987  Stephen W. Tsai
1988  Tito T. Serafini
1991  Stephanie L. Kwolek
1994  Philip M. Condit
1995  Elbert L. Rutan
1996  George Epstein
1997  W. Brandt Goldsworthy
1998  Raymond J. Palmer
1999  Vincent J.Russo
2003  George K. Muellner
2004  Thaddeus H. Sandford
2006  Jon B. DeVault
2012  Dr. Leslie J. Cohen
2016  Dr. John Tracy
2017  Dr. Charles Browning
2018  Larry Ashton