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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.

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