Macromolecular Engineering: Can Nature be Replicated by a Synthetic Process?
Nature has evolved materials that are complex, reproducible, of controlled structure (e.g. molecular weight, size) and produced on a large scale and efficient process.
We aim at following the concept developed by nature by building macromolecules that combine (good enough) precision in functionality and architecture / structure, in a reproducible, efficient and simple process.
Introduction of the term "macromolecules" in 1922:
"Polymers are not aggregates of small molecules held together by undefined forces. Instead, they are macromolecules held together by ordinary covalent bonds." Hermann Staudinger (1881 – 1965),
1953 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.