Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture:
Paul T. Anastas
Paul T. Anastas
The 2012 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture will feature a talk by Paul T. Anastas, known widely as the “Father of Green Chemistry” for his groundbreaking research on the design, manufacture, and use of minimally toxic, environmentally friendly chemicals.
A reception will follow the lecture.
About the Event
The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture emphasizes the positive role that the chemical and molecular sciences play in our lives.
For more information about this event, please contact Nancy Vonada at 215.873.8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Presentation by Paul T. Anastas
Paul T. Anastas is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University. He has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition, 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 to 2012. From 2004 to 2006 Anastas served as director of the American Chemical Society’s 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 to 2004.
Trained as a synthetic organic chemist, Anastas received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and worked as an industrial consultant. 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. Anastas has published widely on topics of science through sustainability, including 11 books, such as Benign by Design, Designing Safer Polymers, Green Engineering, and his seminal work with coauthor John Warner, Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice.
The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia and Delaware sections of the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pennsylvania, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.