Staudinger’s Concept on Polymer Science and the Impact of Ziegler-Natta Catalyst on Polymer Technology

  • G. S. Mukherjee Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre
Keywords: Polymer science, Polymer technology


In good olden days, like all of us, scientists had to handle simple problems of life style but with change in life style, the demand of present human society has increased manifold over the years. Those were the days when demands of life style were not that complex; solutions could generally be realized with simple available items; and scientists generally gave attention to simple molecules and phenomena to seek solutions for earthy problems. But today’s situation is quite different when human society is trying to harness Nature to its comfort zone and looking for habitation in the space. Nature may look to be simple but actually it has to process host of functions meticulously through numerous complex material processes 24x7. Thus, in order to meet the demands of modern life style, materials science cannot remain satisfied with mere handling of only simple molecules. Necessity is the mother of invention; and that is how the concept of macromolecules crept into the cradle of Chemical Science for this Physical World. In fact, one of the most important classes of material science emerged in modern times is the macromolecular science or polymer science. The field of Polymer science has networked virtually with all branches of natural science including bioscience and technology to help carry forward the cause of human endeavor for betterment of life.

Defence Science Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, May 2014, pp. 191-192, DOI:


Author Biography

G. S. Mukherjee, Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre
Dr G.S. Mukherjee, M.Tech., PhD, FIE, FIC, Member ACS, AAAS, recipient of INSA visiting Fellowship; started career at NTH, Calcutta and later joined DMSRDE, Kanpur and acquired long experience in active R&D work on Polymer Engineering Science primarily in the area of toughened resins, syntactic foam, Kevlar reinforced ballistic composites, sandwich structures for attenuation of blast, photopolymerization, kinetic parameters, thermodynamic compatibility, blends, IPN, polymer additives and modifications of resins, NLO materials and magnetic nanocomposites; and received the DRDO award in recognition of valuable contribution in developing optically stable extrudable polymer film intended for Windshield for LCA; then deputed to G-FAST, New Delhi think tank of DRDO dealt primarily with the futuristic issues of R&D program; later he led the new initiative of DRDO Knowledge Management System to process and protect DRDO Knowledge assets and identity; conducted specialized courses in all the Military commands across the country; DRDO delegate to visit universities and institutes of Singapore and USA; delivered lectures as keynote speaker, Guest speaker, invited talk, plenary lecture, book critic, Chairman of Technical sessions; held positions of Technical chair of International conferences and advisor for National conferences; besides research papers, regularly contributing Book reviews, Opinion, Editorial highlights; He has about 140 papers; since 1992, giving honorary services as reviewer and giving Technical advices to more than a dozen of Journals including the Journals of Royal Society of Chemistry. He is/ has been in the Editorial responsibilities for 7 different Scientific Journals; held honorary positions of President (Engg. Sciences) of 97th Indian Science Congress and other scientific societies; name listed in who’s who publications. His current research interests primarily include polymer materials, nanocomposites.
How to Cite
Mukherjee, G. (2014). Staudinger’s Concept on Polymer Science and the Impact of Ziegler-Natta Catalyst on Polymer Technology. Defence Science Journal, 64(3), 191-192.