Stephanie Kwolek Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Stephanie Kwolek

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Biography Of Stephanie Kwolek
Real Name Stephanie Kwolek
Profession Chemists
Famous as Chemist
Nationality American
Personal life of Stephanie Kwolek
Born on 31 July 1923
Birthday 31st July
Died At Age 90
Sun Sign Leo
Born in New Kensington
Died on 18 June 2014
Place of death Wilmington
Education Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering, Margaret Morrison Carnegie College
Discoveries / Inventions Kevlar
Awards 1996 – National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997 – Perkin Medal
Personal Fact of Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was an American chemist whose research work led to the development of the synthetic fiber, Kevlar, a material of exceptional strength best known for its use in bulletproof vests. The material she created after years of tireless work in the laboratories is far stronger and lighter than steel, and has been used in car tires, boots for firefighters, cut-resistant gloves, fiber-optic cables, fire-resistant mattresses, and armored limousines.

Regarded a true pioneer for women in science, she became the fourth woman to be added to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1995. The daughter of a naturalist, she developed an early interest in science due to the influence of her father. Even though her father died when she was young, her love for science remained strong and she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from Margaret Morrison Carnegie College of Carnegie Mellon University.

She then found a job with DuPont’s New York facility and worked there for over 40 years over the course of which she made numerous contributions to research in polymer chemistry. During her career with the company, she invented Kevlar when her team was searching for a lightweight yet strong fiber to be used in tires. Her discovery proved very valuable for the company and generated several billion dollars of revenue for DuPont though she personally did not get any direct financial benefits.

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