Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Institute of Technology, May 5, 2000
Newman M. Bortnick received both his bachelor's degree in chemistry (1941) and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry (1944) from the University of Minnesota. He spent his entire career as a research chemist (1944-90) with Rohm and Haas Company in the Philadelphia area and has remained an active consultant since that time. His professional contributions led to the discovery, development and manufacturing of plastics which we see and use everyday such as polymeric resins used in paints, coatings, and clear plastics known as Plexiglas. His discovery of Primene tertiary alkyl-primary amines has been on the market for nearly 50 years. In addition to his professional contributions, Dr. Bortnick has served on numerous boards and societies. His service as a volunteer statesman of the American Chemical Society spans 44 years.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.