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Obituary for Dr. C. Mike Roland

We regret to inform you that our colleague and friend Dr. C. Mike Roland has passed away in October 2021. Mike was a highly recognized physical chemist who engaged in basic and applied research and development studies on polymers, glasses, molecular liquids, and liquid crystals. His specialty was the chemistry and physics of rubbery materials and his rewards and honors list includes the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. President's Award (1983), the American Chemical Society Melvin Mooney Award (2002), the Charles Goodyear Medal of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (2012), and the Colwyn Medal from the Polymer Society and Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (2019). He held 22 issued US patents, authored more than 430 research articles, and has written the book "Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials", published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Mike has been an active member for many years and more recently a board member of the International Dielectric Society. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.

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