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Invention begins at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering:

MAKING EGGS OVERLY EASY TO COOK engineering.nyu.edu/i2e

JOHN GILBERT

Teflon-Coated Pots and Pans—Class of 1953 Working with DuPont Industries, John Gilbert was asked to research applications for a tough, waxy, nonflammable organic compound— polytetrafluoroethylene. Teflon (as it later came to be known) remains stable over a wide range of temperatures, retains a slippery surface,

and has the potential for multiple uses such as coating cables in high­-rise buildings and protecting fabrics. But it was Gilbert who recognized its potential in the kitchen with his idea for the first non-stick, Teflon-coated pots and pans.

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Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Begin at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering  
Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Begin at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering