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Answers magazine is the Bible-affirming, creation-based magazine from Answers in Genesis. In it you will find fascinating content and stunning photographs that present creation and worldview articles along with relevant cultural topics from different authors. Each quarterly issue includes a detachable chart, a pullout children’s magazine, a unique animal highlight, excellent layman and semi-technical articles plus bonus content from the website. Our purpose is to equip you, our reader, with practical answers so you can confidently communicate the gospel and biblical authority with accuracy. Why wait? Subscribe today!

Patrick H. Young, Ph.D.

Creationist Chemist and Materials Scientist


Dr Young received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio University in 1984. After graduation he initiated an in-depth research program on the study of lyotropic liquid crystals where he received U. S. patent as co-inventor of a Kevlarâ polymer and process modification improving critical properties in high performance composites.

Since 1988, Dr. Young has been active in the research and development of Mylarâ film products for capacitor and thermal transfer media applications. Some of these products include; using MIE scattering theory to develop a polyester film material useful in the manufacture of photoresists, a copolymer film composition useful in flyback transformers and a high dielectric strength polyester film for capacitors that resulted in a U.S. Patent.

Dr. Young’s Christian background has also led him to do extensive studies on the subject of creation. His current interest involves the study of the time domain and how quantum theory and/or multidimensional string theories may be used to explain the Genesis account.


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with Minors in Organic and Physical Chemistry — Ohio University.

  • B.S. in Chemistry — University of Rio Grande.

Research Interests

  • The tribological understanding of surface topography relationships to film handling.

  • Electrical property improvements of polyester films.

  • Tensile strength and thermal improvements in polyester films.

Representative Achievements

  • High dielectric strength Mylarâ product for film / foil capacitors using synthetically precipitated cubic inorganic particles resulting in a U.S. patent.

  • Directed the development of a new product using MIE scattering theory that aids in the manufacture of Photoresists.

  • Received a United States Patent on a Kevlarâ polymer variation to manufacture acicular para aramides.

  • Directed the development of a new product using copolymer polyester technology for high voltage flyback transformers.

  • Received the Donald F. Clippinger award for superior research by a graduate student in 1984.

  • Received DuPont’s marketing excellence award in 1996. Highest award in the business unit.

  • Provided strong community support in a variety of voluntary leadership positions including Big Brother / Big Sisters, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.

  • Voted one of the outstanding young men of America in 1989.

  • Voted one of the outstanding young men of science in 1993.

  • Two other patents pending.

Professional Experience

  • Thin Film Technical Service Manager, Research Group Leader / Chemist — DuPont Films, 1984 – Present.

Selected Publications

  • The Characterization of High Performance Fibers using Infrared Microscopy. Spectrocopy 3(9) 1988.

  • Coated Films for A.C. Film foil Capacitors. Paper given at the Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium 1997.

  • New Surface Topographies for PET Film Capacitors. Paper given at the Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium 1999.

  • Intracavity Enhancement of Raman Peaks inside the Cavity of a Dye LASER, Spectroscopy Letters 16(6):471–478, 1983.

  • The Identification of Dropouts in Magnetic Media Using Infrared Reflectance Microspectroscopy, Spectroscopy Letters 23(5):679–698, 1990.

  • Developments in Video and DAT Dropout Analysis. Paper given at the International Tape Association Meeting 1989.

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