Abby Whittington receives the Auburn University Outstanding Alumna Award for 2016
(April 8, 2016)
The Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering at Auburn University awarded its 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award to Abby R Whittington,PhD. Dr Whittington graduated Summa cum Laude from the department in 2000 when it was known as Textile Engineering with a degree in Textile Chemistry. She was specifically noted for her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006, more than 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, recent promotion to Associate professor with tenure in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech, and her patent application in the development of new imagible polymers specifically designed for pediatric medical devices. She was honored on April 8, 2016 during the Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Annual Awards Ceremony in Auburn, AL.