Throughout human history, the fields of chemistry and materials science have been at the frontier of science and technology, and as global needs evolve these disciplines allow us to adapt ideas into reality.
Advancements in 3-D printing and biomaterials have transformed medical care needs. Nanomaterials and electrochemistry have advanced solar and fuel-cell technologies and answered our urgent need for more sustainable and efficient energy production and storage. Bio-inspired membranes and nanostructures offer hope in providing clean water to the growing world population and the application of machine learning in these fields will provide opportunities for solving complex global challenges. The Chemistry and Materials Science eBook Collection serves as a nod to these fields that so dramatically shape our society and aim to bridge the gap between theory and application to make a real impact on the world we live in.