Man-made materials: Blessing or curse?

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Are ‘plastics’ nasty or fantastic? What makes polymers stand out? Are they making our life more comfortable or more miserable? Can fundamental research contribute to improvement of the properties of man-made materials so they continue to replace scarce natural resources but will ‘die’ at the end of their useful life?

Speaker: Dr Barbara J Gabrys is the Divisional Academic Advisor Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, Department of Materials, University of Oxford.

Duration: 1 hour

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