The Power of Plastics: Polymers Past, Present and Future
Dr Rachel Platel, Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 1900-2000
The Storey Institute, Lancaster
Plastics are all around us. They are extremely versatile materials that can be manufactured to have a range of different properties. This allows us to use them for almost any application. Dr Rachel Platel explores the history of plastics and how they came to play a central role in our lives; reveals the science behind some of the unique properties of plastics and looks at current research into developing the smart polymers of the future.
The Power of...
This events is part of a series of free science and technology talks taking place in Lancaster this autumn.
The seven talks cover the latest science and technology research at Lancaster University, from psychology to chemistry, to the new wonder material graphene and the future of cloud computing.
The weekly lecture series at Lancaster's Storey Institute starts on Tuesday 22 October. The talks are completely free, though you will need to book online.