Gilbert

William Gilbert - 17th century physician, scientific rebel, and forefather of electrospinning

William Gilbert - 17th century physician, scientific rebel, and forefather of electrospinning

In 1600, William Gilbert invented the electroscope, described the distortion of liquids near electrostatic charge, demonstrated that electricity and magnetism are separate forces, coined the term elektrik and elektrik force, and showed that the Earth is a magnet, all before succumbing to the Black Death.