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Degree Program

Polymer Science & Engineering

Degree Name

Thesis (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded



Polymer, Polypropylene, Polypropylene


Industry has found practical application of most inexpensive bulk homopolymers . As new polymers were developed, new uses were found. However, it has become apparent that few new and potentially useful polymers will be synthesized, save for polymers with specialty application, because the range of possibilities has already largely been explored. Since the demand for new and improved properties remains, new techniques for achieving them must be developed.