Materials science has made massive gains in the last 100 years. With increasingly complex problems to solve, our solutions need to be highly-optimized, cost-efficient and most importantly, sustainable. This is particularly true when your product involves the creation of a unique molecule or novel route of synthesis.
If there’s one thing common to humans across millenia, it’s the need to tinker. Since we started exploring the natural world, we have been asking how we can make things better, stronger, or more useful. To that end, the discovery of polymers marked a major turning point.