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Polymer Research Institute

Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Date: 1946
Creator(s): Mark, Herman

The Polymer Research Institute was established in 1946 by Herman F. Mark, a pioneer in the study of giant molecules. The Institute brought together a number of polymer researchers to create the first academic facility in the United States devoted to the study and teaching of polymer science. Scientists associated with it later went on to establish polymer programs at other universities and institutions, contributing significantly to the development and growth of what has become a vital branch of chemistry, engineering, and materials science.

Tags: Era: 1940-1949
Innovation designated by:
Herman Mark
Herman Mark and the Polymer Research Institute
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

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