Materials science, an interdisciplinary field of R & D, certainly benefits from the cooperation of engineers, chemists and physicists. An example is in the synthesis and applications development of organometallic polymers. Their structures are being optimized through employing different monomers, polymer blending, and post-treatments to render them suitable as precursors for non-oxide advanced ceramics like SiC, Si3N4, AIN, BN or TiN. Pyrolysis transforms these polymers into the ceramic state. Since these inorganic polymers have unique processing advantages (solubility and fusibility) over classical ceramic powder or metallurgical processing, a vast array of novel applications, e.g., ceramic coatings, binders, impregnations or spun fibers are possible.