ShiCheng Fang


Stephanie Kwolek, giving birth to Kevlar
October 15, 2009, 7:07 am
Filed under: Culture Sites

Stephanie Kwolek is an Polish-American chemist who invented poly-paraphenylene terephtalamide—better known as Kevlar. She was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Kwolek has won numerous awards for her work in polymer chemistry. Kevlar is widely used in our everyday lives, from tires to armor vests.

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