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The School of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Yale University Professor Paul Anastas on "Green Chemistry: Accomplishments and Frontiers"
About the speaker:
Paul T. Anastas is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment. He has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition, Prof. Anastas serves as the director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. Anastas took public service leave from Yale to serve as the assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency Science Advisor from 2009-2012.
From 2004 -2006, Paul Anastas served as director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. He was previously the assistant director for the environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked from 1999-2004. He is credited with establishing the field of green chemistry during his time working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the chief of the industrial chemistry branch and as the director of the U.S. Green Chemistry Program.