Hermann Mark – A Pioneer of Polymer Science

Tim A. Osswald

Abstract


Hermann Mark can be credited for being one of the founders of the field of polymer science and for being the father of polymer education in the United States. From the beginning, Hermann Mark understood how polymers behaved as they underwent temperature changes or as they were deformed. Over his long and productive lifetime, Hermann Mark published 20 books and over 500 articles. His Institute of Polymer Science at the Brooklyn Polytechnic University in New York served as the incubator for some of the most notable polymer scientists of the second half of the twentieth century.

Keywords


Hermann Mark, Hermann Staudinger, polymer science, IG Farben

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