New minor in polymers and soft matter offered this fall

September 14, 2017

A new minor in Polymers and Soft Matter (MPSM) will be offered starting this fall in response to “the increasing need for knowledge of chemistry in materials-related fields,” according to Professor Jeremiah Johnson, founder and current advisor of MPSM.  

Polymers and soft matter, critical components of existing and next-generation materials, are ubiquitous – examples range from plastics to rubber, from DNA to our own bodies, from paper plates to a block of wood.

Students pursuing the new minor are required to take four foundational subjects focusing on organic chemistry, polymer physics, and polymer engineering; a half-subject on ethical guidelines; and one elective or approved UROP experience. These classes, besides having to abide by the regulations for MIT minors, were selected because "their material either directly involves or could be readily applied to polymers.”

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