Wallace Carothers facts for kids
Wallace Hume Carothers
April 27, 1896|
Burlington, Iowa, United States
|Died||April 29, 1937
|Alma mater||University of Illinois|
|Known for||Invention of neoprene and nylon|
|Doctoral advisor||Roger Adams|
Carothers went to the University of Illinois to study for his Ph.D. under Roger Adams. His degree was awarded in 1924. After receiving his Ph.D., he taught at several universities before joining DuPont. He was a group leader at the DuPont Experimental Station laboratory. The laboratory was near Wilmington, Delaware and it was where most polymer research was done.
He married Helen Sweetman on February 21, 1936. He died on April 28, 1937. His daughter, Jane, was born on November 27, 1937.
Wallace Carothers Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.