New Materials

We're living in a material world...and it's becoming more of one. New materials with new properties... specialized polymers, composites, ceramics...are changing the buildings we live in, the planes we fly in, and the way that we communicate. We'll take a look at changes in materials science and engineering, from the past (Bakelite, nylon, and vulcanized rubber) to the present (fiberglass, Kevlar, and Teflon) to what lies around the corner. Guests: Parry Norling Corporate Technology Advisor Central Research and Development Group DuPont Wilmington, Delaware S. Lee Semiatin Senior Scientist, Materials Processing/Processing Science Research Leader, Processing Science Group Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. George Sigel Professor, Ceramic Science & Engineering Director, Fiber Optic Materials Research Program Department of Ceramic & Materials Engineering Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey

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