Dr. Charles R. Hegedus

Blue Bell, PA – The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has awarded Dr. Charles R. Hegedus, Materials Scientist, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the George Baugh Heckel Award. Considered the organization’s highest honor, presentation will be made during the Annual General Meeting of the FSCT in Toronto.

Dedicated to the memory of George Baugh Heckel, the award honors an individual whose contributions to the organization have been outstanding.

A member of FSCT for over 28 years, Dr. Hegedus has been actively involved in many committees and activities of the organization, including Chair of the Publications Committee and a member of the Editorial Review Board. He now serves on the Management Board and acts as a Technical Editor and Editorial Review Board member for the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research.

Dr. Hegedus holds 21 patents with four patents pending and has authored over 65 papers and publications. In addition to contributions stemming from his research and development, he has served on a number of industry-related committees. Dr. Hegedus is a member of the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology, The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), and the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Science and Materials.