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Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation

Jacqueline McBride/LLNL
Philadelphia  |  February 22, 2012

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

In February 2012, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and DISCOVER magazine presented “Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation,” a symposium exploring the role of materials in the evolution of technology and how materials innovations can continue to provide solutions to vexing societal problems. Ivan Amato, author of Stuff: The Materials the World Is Made Of, led a lively discussion with six industry experts about what drives and nurtures materials innovation today, and how these cutting-edge materials are woven into the fabric of our daily lives.


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The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, CHF strives to

  • Inspire a passion for chemistry;
  • Highlight chemistry’s role in meeting current social challenges; and
  • Preserve the story of chemistry and its technologies and industries across centuries.