Stephanie Kwolek, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Stephanie Kwolek

American chemist; invented Kevlar

Date of Birth: 31-Jul-1923

Place of Birth: New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 18-Jun-2014

Profession: inventor, chemist

Nationality: United States, Poland

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Stephanie Kwolek

  • Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known for inventing Kevlar.
  • She was of Polish heritage and her career at the DuPont company spanned more than 40 years.
  • She discovered the first of a family of synthetic fibres of exceptional strength and stiffness: poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide.For her discovery, Kwolek was awarded the DuPont company's Lavoisier Medal for outstanding technical achievement.
  • As of February 2015, she was the only female employee to have received that honor.
  • In 1995 she became the fourth woman to be added to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
  • Kwolek won numerous awards for her work in polymer chemistry, including the National Medal of Technology, the IRI Achievement Award and the Perkin Medal.

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