Nature—the perfect chemist:
Many people lament the ubiquity of plastic and other polymeric materials, but imagining a world without these is difficult. Planes would be heavier and consume much more fuel; surgeons would have fewer options to offer patients in need of artificial organs;
and eye glasses would be heavier and more fragile.
Nikos Hadjichristidis, KAUST distinguished professor of chemical science, heads the University's Polymer Synthesis Laboratory, which boasts a strong collaboration with the lab of Yves Gnanou, KAUST distinguished professor of chemical science and acting
vice president for academic affairs.