Polymers

My Education and Academic experiences

Reflections on my Education and Academic Experiences. By Malcolm Mackley This is a summary (written in 2023 and tweaked in 2024) of my schooling background and academic experiences at four different Universities. Writing this document has (belatedly) made me realise that the ‘whole’ education experience¬† is very important in relation to what people do with […]

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An introduction to polymers; a twentieth century scientific wonder

The scientific understanding of polymers developed throughout the 20th century and that understanding has now fundamentally changed our lives. Synthetic polymers such as nylon and polyethylene were discovered in the 1930s and their discovery and subsequent understanding has resulted in the appreciation that many biological molecules are also polymers. Some of these biological polymers such […]

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