Stephanie Kwolek Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Stephanie Kwolek (Stephanie Louise Kwolek)

Last Updated: 30 Jul, 2023 | Views: 199

Age: 90

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Writer, Inventor, Chemist, Jazz Guitarist

Famous For: Inventor of Kevlar

Higher Education: BS degree in chemistry

Stephanie Kwolek Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
31 Jul, 1923 (90 Years 10 Months 18 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
18 Jun, 2014

Cause of Death
Brief Illness

Stephanie Kwolek Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Stephanie Louise Kwolek was born on July 31, 1923 and died on June 18, 2014. She was a Polish-American chemist. Upon retiring from DuPont in 1986, Kwolek was a research associate. In addition to serving on the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences, she consulted for DuPont during her last years.
Stephanie Kwolek Education:
• 1946: Bachelor of Science degree from Margaret Morrison Carnegie College (Carnegie Mellon University)
Stephanie Kwolek Career:
Stephanie Kwolek Discovery of Kevlar: 
• Kwolek's most significant contribution to the field of chemistry was the development of Kevlar, a high-strength synthetic fiber. 
Stephanie KwolekCareer at DuPont: 
• Kwolek joined DuPont in 1946 after completing her undergraduate studies in chemistry. 
• She initially worked as a research chemist in the company's textile fibers department. 
• Her work on Kevlar was a standout achievement that revolutionized the materials industry.
Stephanie KwolekContinued Impact: 
• Beyond Kevlar, Kwolek made other significant contributions to the field of chemistry and materials science. 
• She holds over 17 patents and was involved in research related to other high-performance fibers and polymers. 
• Her work helped advance the understanding of liquid crystalline polymers and their applications.
Stephanie KwolekMentoring and Advocacy: 
• Throughout her career, Kwolek was an advocate for encouraging young people, particularly women, to pursue careers in science and technology.
Stephanie Kwolek Awards:
• DuPont company's Lavoisier Medal
• 1980: Chemical Pioneer Award 
• 1995: National Inventors Hall of Fame
• 1996: IRI Achievement Award
• 1997: Perkin Medal 
• 2003: National Women's Hall of Fame
• 2001: Carnegie Mellon University

Stephanie Kwolek Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 158 cm
In Meters 1.58 m
In Feet & Inches 5'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 kg
In Pounds 123 Ibs

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Stephanie Kwolek Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John Kwolek

Mother's Name
Nellie Kwolek






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