|The Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, at Inha University, was founded in 1969 as one of the first such departments in the nation. Since then, it has produced some 1,200 engineers and scientists who have played key roles in many leading plastics and petrochemical industries, research institutions and academia nationwide. Graduate programs for the Master’s and Doctoral degrees were launched in 1974. Polymer Science is the study of the synthesis, and characterization of the structure and properties of macromolecules which can be used as plastics, fibers, rubbers, paints, adhesives, or many other advanced materials. In addition to the commodity polymers, high performance polymers have been developed for electronic, optical and biomedical applications in recent years. Also, polymers are now recognized as one of the essential elements for nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology.