Polyester – Christopher Allen

This talk will focus on how chemists use knowledge of molecular structure to design new materials and understand their behavior. Why wrinkle-free pants don’t wrinkle will be covered. In addition there will be an exploration of the synergism and tension of basic vs. applied research and how this plays out in public policy. Free beer or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to attendees wearing at least one piece of polyester clothing.

The first in our Machine Project visiting parent/scholar series.