Michael Manchester Receives Arizona Society for Coating Technology Scholarship

Michael Manchester, a Tucson native and a senior majoring in Chemistry, recently was awarded a scholarship from the Arizona Society for Coatings Technology for his work on sulfur materials as prospects for thin film coating applications.

Michael's main research focus is developing high sulfur content co-polymer materials for use in next generation infrared optional devices, which he presented at the CBC 3rd Annual Research Symposium. Through his research in the Pyun Lab, Michael has expanded his scope and skills as a chemist, connected with other students, and built relationships throughout the university. He plans to earn a PhD degree in chemistry with an emphasis on polymers and synthetic biodegradable materials and then work in industry developing and testing green and renewable alternatives to conventional plastics.