Sindee Simon, Ph.D.
Prof. Sindee L. Simon obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Yale University in 1983, and then worked at Beech Aircraft Corporation as a Materials Engineer on the all-composite Starship for three years. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Princeton University in 1992, and from there, she went directly to the University of Pittsburgh where she was an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering. In 1999, she joined the faculty of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech as an Associate Professor. In 2004, she became a Full Professor, and in 2010, she received the University's highest academic honor, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor. She took over her current duties as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering in September, 2012.
Dr. Simon's research interests include the physics of the glass transition, cure and properties of thermosetting materials, and properties and reactivity at the nanoscale. She has published 116 refereed journal articles, has over 3500 citations, an h-index of 30, and has garnered over $ 8 M in research funding over her career. She has received numerous honors, including the Research/Engineering Technology Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Mettler Toledo Outstanding Achievement Award from the North American Thermal Analysis Society (the highest award of the society), and Fellowship in the American Physical Society, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the North American Thermal Analysis Society.