Father Nieuwland's research honored by Forbes

by Dennis Brown

The discovery of the formulae for synthetic rubber by the late University of Notre Dame priest and professor Julius Nieuwland is one of the 85 leading breakthroughs of the last 85 years, according to Forbes magazine.p. In marking the publication’s 85th anniversary, Forbes reporters compiled a list of the people, products, services and companies that have “changed our lives in a profound way.” Nieuwland’s discovery is ranked with other significant breakthroughs such as television, rocket engines and penicillin.p.

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