PAOs, Past and Present
Polyalphaolefins will be in the spotlight at the next National Inventors Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Margaret Wu, a chemist retired from ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, will be welcomed into the 48th class for her work to develop better polyalphaolefins for use in synthetic lubricants.
The ceremony has been rescheduled from May 2020 to October 14, 2021, in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to be eligible for induction into the organization, “nominees must hold a United States patent for an invention that has contributed to and advanced our society,” said Ken Torisky, public relations coordinator for the Canton, Ohio-based National Inventors Hall of Fame. All nominations are confidential.