Awards & Winners

Stephanie Kwolek

Date of Birth 31-July-1923
Place of Birth New Kensington
(Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Nationality United States of America, Poland
Profession Inventor, Chemist
Stephanie Louise Kwolek is an American chemist who invented poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide—better known as Kevlar. She was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Kwolek has won numerous awards for her work in polymer chemistry.

Awards by Stephanie Kwolek

Check all the awards nominated and won by Stephanie Kwolek.


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For her contributions to the discovery, development and liquid crytstal processing of high-performance aramid fibers which provide new products worldwide to save lives and benefit humankind.)