Basic Research to Advance Sustainable Chemistry

Basic Research to Advance Sustainable Chemistry Workshop
National Academy of Sciences Keck Center
500 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
Thursday, April 28th, 2011

On April 28, the National Research Council Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology hosted a webcasted workshop on Basic Research to Advance Sustainable Chemistry, sponsored by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry.

Joining were a distinguished group of academic chemists and speakers from Dow, Merck, Alcatel-Lucent, Nike, Bristol Myers-Squibb and other firms. This free webcast  discussed chemistry breakthroughs needed by industry to move towards sustainable practices, and possible research areas that could be funded under a Sustainable Chemistry Basic Research program.

This workshop was aimed at chemical researchers at all career phases who were interested in learning about how their research might contribute to the sustainability of key areas of commerce.

Participants gained insight on key chemistry breakthroughs needed to make products and processes more sustainable.

Each session included an open discussion period. Online participants were able to send their questions and comments live during the session.

Speakers included:

Arjen Salemink, Alcatel-Lucent
John Harland, Intel
Mitch Smith, Michigan State University
Jack Kruper, Dow
Henry Bryndza, DuPont
Jen Schomaker, University of Wisconsin
Joe Armstrong, Merck
David Leahy, Bristol Myers-Squibb
Robert Maleczka, Michigan State University
John Frazier, Nike
Stan Weller, Zep
Roger McFadden, Staples
Eugene Chen, Colorado State University




To learn more about this workshop, please contact Rachel Yancey.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CHE-1132553