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Beyond Bakelite: Leo Baekeland and the Business of Science and Invention

Beyond Bakelite:  Leo Baekeland and the Business of Science and Invention
The changing relationships between science and industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, illustrated by the career of the “father of plastics.” The Belgian-born American chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur Leo Baekeland (1863–1944) is best known for his invention of the first synthetic plastic—his near-namesake Bakelite—which had applications ranging from electrical insulators to Art […]

Congratulations Larry Principe!

The recipient of the 2020 HIST Award of the History of Chemistry (HIST) Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society is Lawrence M. Principe, Drew Professor of the Humanities, with Chairs in both Chemistry and the History of Science, The Johns Hopkins University. The HIST Award is for outstanding achievement in […]

Aaron Bateman has a new article published

Aaron Bateman, a first year graduate student in the Department of History of Science and Technology, has an article published in War on the Rocks, a peer-reviewed international affairs outlet.  You can read the article at the War on the Rocks website.