Iconic Innovators features oral biographies of modern scientists, educators, and leaders who have helped change the world through their contributions to the chemical and molecular sciences. Whether by making great discoveries in the lab, leading a company into international prominence, or inspiring others to greatness in the classroom, their stories encapsulate the courage and creativity that can affect the course of history.
A childhood passion for chemistry led Gordon Moore on a path that would help him change the world. The cofounder of Intel, microchip pioneer, and renowned philanthropist talks about his life and work.
For a young Stephanie Kwolek, what began as a job to finance medical school soon became a lifelong and illustrious career.
The story of a man who leaves a humdrum job to join a new firm, which he then transforms from a sleepy Japanese company into a major global chemical corporation.