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Des Goddard Award

About E. Desmond Goddard

E. Desmond Goddard was born in Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Rhodes University, South Africa and was a member of the South African Army in 1945-1946. He received his Ph.D. in surface chemistry from Cambridge University, England in 1948. His career was spent primarily at Unilever and Union Carbide where he held positions as a Principal Research Scientist and Corporate Research Fellow and where he continued research in surface chemistry, especially in the area of polymer/surfactant systems where he was regarded as a pioneer in the field.

Dr. Goddard published approximately 150 scientific papers, edited three books, authored 25 U.S. patents, and was a founding editor of the journal Colloids and Surfaces.  

Significant honors included the Samuel Rosen Award of the American Oil Chemists Society for outstanding research on surfactants (1992), the Literature Award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (1993), and the Maison G. de Navarre Award (1994).

General Description of the Award 

The Des Goddard Award is presented to the author(s) of the Most Innovative Paper or Student Technical Poster on the topic of Polymer Science related to Cosmetics or Personal Care presented at the preceding Annual Meeting, or published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science.

Bearing in mind the breadth of the field of Polymer Science, papers or posters addressing the fundamental science of polymers, their solution and interfacial properties, their interactions with surfactants, the intrinsic properties of polymers employed in cosmetic formulations, the properties they confer to treated surfaces, and evaluation methods of polymer-conditioned hair or skin will all be considered.

The award consists of a scroll and a Honorarium to be shared among all authors if applicable. There are no Honorable Mentions for this award. The Committee can recommend that no award be given in any year. This shall in no way affect future selections or the size of the award in future years.