Paul Anastas

Yale University

Teresa and H. John Heinz III Chair of Chemistry for the Environment

Paul T. Anastas serves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale, has published over 200 scientific papers and patents, and co-founded several green chemistry companies. He served as the Assistant Administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency Science Advisor from 2009-2012, Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute from 2004 -2006, and as Assistant Director for the Environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1999-2004. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and is credited with establishing the field of green chemistry in 1991. Dr. Anastas has published widely on topics of science through sustainability including fifteen books, such as Benign by Design, Designing Safer Polymers, Green Engineering, and his seminal work with co-author John Warner, Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice.

2023 ACS Fall POLY: CME NASA Symposium Abstract

Greenchem Innovation: What is Next?

This talk will discuss the advances made in the period from 1998 in which Green Chemistry was defined as the “design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances” until now. It will include the best practices to engineer the molecules and production methods that help make the world sustainable through research and global networking in collaboration with industry, government, and academia taking into account the social, economic, and environmental challenges.