This team of up-and-comers has big ideas for using chemistry to solve global problems

Welcome to the third annual Talented 12 issue. It took us months of scouring the globe to collect all 12 of the rising stars in chemistry featured here.

The dream team we've assembled is tackling some of the toughest scientific challenges facing the world today. These young scientists are battling the opioid epidemic, inventing new medicines and better ways to make them, and harnessing sunlight to make fuel and other useful chemicals.

We're certain these 12 will be scientific MVPs someday. You should collect their autographs now. Meet the 2017 Talented 12 ...