EPO – Finalist 2015 Research – Vitrimers, a new class of polymers, Ludwik Leibler
Ludwik Leibler (France)
Invention: Vitrimers – a new class of polymers
Thanks to the invention of Polish-born French physicist Ludwik Leibler, the world of material sciences has taken a turn towards science fiction. Leibler and his team from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie at ESPCI ParisTech created a new class of plastics known as “vitrimers” that are sturdy yet mouldable at the same time.