- 2:21 PM

Polymer Reaction Engineering - Historical Development, Current Vitality and Some Future Challenges

W. Harmon Ray, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1415 Engineering Dr., Madison, WI 53706

This talk will describe the rise of Polymerization Reaction Engineering as a discipline leading to new catalytic and kinetic mechanisms, new chemical species, and new polymer products over the last 100+ years. Some exciting new directions that illustrate the vitality and future promise of this field will also be discussed.