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Ryan Hayward - 2018 Finalist for a $250,000 Blavatnik National Award

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced this week that polymer scientist and chemical engineer Ryan Hayward has been named a finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards in the physical sciences and engineering category.

Three 2018 winners, one from each of three categories – life sciences, chemistry, and physical sciences and engineering – will be announced on June 27. Hayward now moves on in his category to vie for an unrestricted prize of $250,000, the largest available to early career scientists, according to the foundation.

UMass News Office

May 30, 2018