Polymers constitute about three-quarters of all the materials used in our modern society.
Polymers are therefore essential to our everyday life. Nearly everything people come into contact with on a daily basis, from clothes and cosmetics. to cell phones and flat screen LCD TVs, are made possible by polymeric materials.
Production of electricity based on fuel cell technology, the next generation of naval vessels, “stealth” technology, artificial muscles and joints, “green” materials, new protective sports materials and other forward-looking research topics are at the forefront of science and the very topics that are worked with on a daily basis at Southern Miss.