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Plastics are completely artificial materials, which were first synthesized as recently as the first half of the 20th century. In this context, it is arguable that the creation and development of plastics is one of the greatest engineering achievements in human history. The remarkable diversity and functionality of modern plastics (or polymers) is epitomized by two of my main areas of research; organic semiconductors and "polymer opals"

4th March 2015

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Cardiff University

Department of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University

Dr Chris Finlayson M.Sci , Ph.D

Polymers as Frontier Functional Materials