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Leo Baekeland

Chemist who also invented the initial synthetic plastic material, which he called Bakelite. He currently experienced his doctorate level at 21. He created a new kind of photographic paper and offered the privileges to Eastman Kodak, that he was paid $1 million. He fell deeply in love with his professor’s child and eloped with her to America. He was granted the Franklin Medal in 1940, which Thomas Alva Edison experienced also received in 1915.

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