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Matthew Fisher received a B.A. in biochemistry from Temple University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. After a year on the staff of the Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he accepted a position as an assistant professor of chemistry at Randolph-Macon College starting in the fall of 1991. He accepted his present position in the chemistry department at Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) in the fall of 1995, where he is now an associate professor, a member of the Biotechnology Steering Committee, and served as department chair for seven years. As part of his Research Seminar course, Dr. Fisher has regularly included a section on science and ethics. All of his courses for non-science majors have focused on issues directly related to the duties of CEI - environmental issues such as air/water pollution and global climate change, food chemistry and food additives, and risk assessment. Since the fall of 2003 he has twice taught a course on "Science and Global Sustainability." In addition to his responsibilities as a faculty member, Dr. Fisher served for seven years as the director of Saint Vincent College's Teaching Enhancement and Mentoring Program. He is also a Senior Fellow with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, the parent organization for the NSF funded SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility) Project . He has also served as co-director for a project to improve the use of technology in teaching funded by the PA Department of Education. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications in chemistry education, including several focused on how sustainability might be incorporated into undergraduate education.
Dr. Fisher has been an active member of the Division of Chemical Education, was a member of the Division Program Committee from 2005-2010, and was CHED meeting program co-chair for the Philadelphia meeting in 2008. He has accompanied Saint Vincent College students who are presenting posters in the Undergraduate Research component of the ACS National Meeting program since 1999. He is particularly interested in science education, both undergraduate and pre-college, as well as issues that link science and public policy related to human health. He is a 2005 Carnegie Scholar and spent the 2005-2006 academic year working on a project that connected topics in undergraduate biochemistry to public policy and public health issues. Dr. Fisher has also worked for a number of years with the Math Science Collaborative of Southwestern PA to improve K-12 science education.
Martin A. Abraham, P.E., received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Abraham joined Youngstown State University as Professor of Chemical Engineering and Founding Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in July 2007, after serving as Professor and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Toledo. In addition to his duties as Dean, Dr. Abraham maintains an active research program in reaction engineering and catalysis, with recent work on carbon capture, supported through a decade-long research and development relationship with a small business that focuses on applying ceramic coatings to metal foils. The primary research focus area has been green engineering and sustainability, with an emphasis on issues of sustainable energy. He has over 70 refereed publications and over 30 additional publications, has authored or edited nine books, has participated in three patent applications, and has given over 100 technical presentations.
He serves as editor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s quarterly, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, is past-chair of AIChE’s Sustainable Engineering Forum, and is Counselor and a former chair for the ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division. He was selected as the 2012 Business Advocate of the Year by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of the TechBelt Energy Innovation Center and the Executive Committee of the TechBelt Initiative, and is also a member of the Board for the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Children’s Center for Science and Technology of the Mahoning Valley. Abraham received the 2006 Dion D. Raftapoulous/Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award, a Lucent Technologies Fellowship in Industrial Ecology in 1998, and was recognized in 1989 with the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award of the SAE. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a registered Professional Engineer.
Georjean L. Adams is President of the consulting firm EHS Strategies, Inc, which provides management advice on developing environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs. The firm specializes in product stewardship and life cycle management, as well as regulatory strategies for compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and other regulations. Ms. Adams is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Minnesota, teaching a class on environmental regulations.
Ms. Adams started her career at EPA Headquarters as a TSCA rule-writer and briefly worked at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. For 24 years, she was central to building 3M's corporate product stewardship programs, including regulatory compliance, chemical risk management and life cycle management program. She has been active in various industry trade associations to continually improve industry stewardship practices and to support effective and practical EHS regulations and works with CEI on sustainability.
Ms. Adams received a BA in Biology from the University of California at San Diego and an MS in Environmental Policy from Washington University, St. Louis. She has written articles and given presentations on life cycle management, product stewardship, environmental marketing claims, and TSCA.
Dr. Satinder (Sut) Ahuja successfully managed research and development of a number of new drugs at Novartis Corporation for over 25 years, in various successive leadership positions. He actively managed many successful projects that led to earnings of billions of dollars for the company. He chaired the Waste Minimization Committee and was involved with various projects to prevent contamination of our environment. Since 1994, as President of Ahuja Consulting, he has been advising major pharmaceutical companies in the United States and abroad.
Pro Bono Environmental (air/water/food) Activities: Nearly 25 years ago, Dr. Ahuja was invited by UN to Senegal to address the food shortage problem. His interactions with African scientists made him aware of water pollution problems in Africa that lead to the death of hundreds of children. Ever since, he has been motivating members of American Chemical Society (ACS) to get involved in this major issue. Low water availability can cause shortage of food. Furthermore, contaminated water can lead to contaminated food as exemplified by arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Bangladesh and other countries worldwide. He has been utilizing his expertise in ultratrace analysis and separation chemistry to help solve the problem of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Cambodia, and the United States. He chaired an IUPAC/ACS workshop on 'Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater' in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2005.
As a follow-up, he chaired several symposia on this subject at the ACS meeting in Atlanta in 2006. To highlight the concerns for water, he organized a Science Café at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia in 2008 on 'Drinking Water: Meeting our Needs in a Changing World'. Another Science Café was led by him in Wilmington, NC, on October 22, 2008 on 'Water Shortage and Purity: A Looming Crisis.' Recently, he presented lectures on 'Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater: A World-wide Problem,' at a symposium of UNESCO and the University of California, Irvine, in December 2008 and Sustainability of Water Quality at the San Francisco meeting of the ACS in 2010. This year, he organized a workshop in India on Sustainability and Water Quality, with the sponsorship of Global Innovation Initiatives of ACS, and with Delhi University on January 17-21, 2011. He was invited by UN to attend a meeting on 'International Water Forum' on September 15, 2011. He chaired symposia at ACS meetings on Novel Solutions to Water Pollution at Denver, Sustainability and water Reclamation in San Diego, and Innovative Technologies for Green, Grey, Brown, and Black Water Reclamation and Reuse in Philadelphia. More recently, he participated in an NSF and Government of India sponsored workshop on Water Quality and Sustainability in Chennai on January 7- 11, 2013.
Dr. Ahuja has given plenary lectures around the world. As adjunct full professor, he helped develop budding scientists at Pace University. He has published numerous papers and over eighteen books, including Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation; Handbook of Water Quality and Purity; Arsenic Contamination of Water: Mechanism, Analysis, and Remediation; Modern Instrumental Analysis, Chromatography and Separation Science; Chiral Separations by Chromatography; and Trace and Ultratrace Analysis by HPLC.
He chaired the New York and Eastern North Carolina (ENC) sections, ACS; Chromatography and Separation Chemistry Subdivision; NY Section’s Environmental Committee; IAC Analytical Instrumentation Committee; New York Chromatographic Society; Rockland Chemical Society; and EAS Program Committee. Dr. Ahuja has won a number of awards and has served on distinguished panels for UN to address hunger problems in Africa and on an AAAS panel for NSF review. Currently he is the Councilor from ENC Section.
Ed Brush is Professor of Chemistry and coordinator of “Project GreenLab” at Bridgewater State University. The GreenLab Education Outreach Center aims to educate the campus, local and regional communities about green chemistry and the impacts of chemicals on human and environmental health. This will be accomplished by engaging K-12 teachers and students; collaborating with the green chemistry and sustainability community of educators and researchers; encouraging and supporting faculty-student research; and educating the BSU, local, regional and national communities about the impacts of chemicals in their daily lives. Although trained as a bio-organic chemist, Dr. Brush’s teaching and research interests are focused on "Green and Sustainable Chemistry," aimed at designing safer chemical processes that reduce the use and production of hazardous chemicals and materials. Dr. Brush has mentored the research projects of over thirty BSU undergraduate students, many of whom are currently attending graduate school or teaching high school science. His bioorganic team is synthesizing simple organic compounds as potential therapeutic agents. The energy team is investigating efficient methods to produce biodiesel from waste vegetable oil. Prospective high school teachers are developing green chemistry lab materials and unit plans that follow the State frameworks.
At BSU Dr. Brush teaches introductory and organic chemistry, as well as an introduction to green chemistry for environmental chemistry majors. Green chemistry and sustainability are integrated in all his courses. Dr. Brush serves on the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement, and is contributing to the New England Green Chemistry Challenge and Green Chemistry Commitment. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from King’s College (PA) in 1978 and Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from Penn State University in 1984.
Michael Cann is a Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of Environmental Science at the University of Scranton. His research interests include microwave assisted reactions and conversion of by-products from biodiesel production into value-added products. At Scranton he enjoys teaching environmental chemistry, chemistry for non-science majors, and both graduate and undergraduate courses in organic chemistry. Since 1995 much of Mike’s professional life has been permeated with green chemistry and the broader issues of sustainability.
He began blending green chemistry into his courses in 1996 using the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. He is a co-author of one of the first educational materials in green chemistry, Real-World Cases in Green Chemistry. In 2000, he led a team of 6 faculty members in the infusion of green chemistry across the curriculum at Scranton, and with Colin Baird he co-authored the 3rd, 4th, 5th editions of Environmental Chemistry. To infuse sustainability across the curriculum at Scranton, Mike initiated and continues to co-facilitate a faculty workshop on sustainability. Cann is the book series editor for Sustainability: Contributions through Science and Technology, CRC Press, and he is a co-author of Real-World Cases in Green Chemistry, Volume 2, and the 7th edition of Chemistry in Context.
Cann’s work in green chemistry/sustainability has been acknowledged by a Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemical Education. He has been recognized with on-campus teaching awards.
Cann is originally from the Saratoga region of upstate New York, attended Marist College where he earned his BA in chemistry in 1969, and he received his MA (1972) and PhD (1973) in organic chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook.
Dr. George P. Cobb is a Professor at Baylor University, where he serves as Chair of the Department of Environmental Science. Prof. Cobb received a BS in Chemistry from the College of Charleston (1982), where he conducted his first environmental research project, evaluating the uptake of pesticides and metals into sea turtles on the South Carolina Coast. Thereafter, he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from The University of South Florida (1989), where he developed sampling strategies to determine vapor/particle distribution of atmospheric organic chemicals.
Prof. Cobb began his academic career in 1990 as a charter member of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Clemson University. He then served as a charter member of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University (1997-2011). Throughout his career, Prof. Cobb has used novel sampling and analysis techniques to evaluate toxicant transport, transformation, and biological exposure processes. He has applied these techniques to the rapid and cost effective assessment of risks at hazardous waste sites, in industrial settings, within agricultural monocultures, and near concentrated animal feeding operations. He has published over 105 peered reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters. Prof. Cobb has graduated 27 Masters and Ph.D. students with degrees that encompass mathematics, engineering, chemistry and environmental toxicology. These alumni have established impactful careers in academic, industry and government settings.
Prof. Cobb serves in leadership positions within the American Chemical Society, primarily within the Division of Environmental Chemistry. He is an alternate Councilor and Treasurer for ENVR. Prof. Cobb was also part of an ACS delegation that traveled to Serbia and Montenegro to establish a Memorandum of Understanding between ACS and the Serbian Chemistry Society. Prof. Cobb has participated in many United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) panels to evaluate risks of pesticides and genetically modified organisms. He also serves on the World Council for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), and is the immediate past President of SETAC North America.
Alan W. Elzerman is Professor and Chair emeritus in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University, where he also served previously as the Director of the School of the Environment. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Water Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. Elzerman has taught for over 30 years in the areas of environmental and analytical chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science and environmental policy, and continues to teach online courses in the area of sustainability. He was the Clemson University leader for a multi-institutional project titled the Sustainable Universities Initiative, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. Funded research projects have included fate and transformation of pollutants in the environment, analytical technique development, sorption/desorption kinetics, hazardous wastes, radionuclide contamination of soils and groundwater, and acid rain geochemistry.
Dr. Elzerman has been the major advisor for many PhD and MS students, authored numerous reviewed publications, book chapters, and reports for funded research, and made presentations at many universities and diverse professional society meetings. He has served as a consultant and on government panels and working groups and in professional societies, especially the American Chemical Society. Positions in the Division of Environmental Chemistry have included being Treasurer, Chairman, and now a Councilor, as well as many committee jobs. Other ACS service has included being a member of the ACS Books Advisory Committee, the Joint Board/Council Committee on Publications, the National Award Committee, the Graduate Education Advisory Board, three terms as a member of the Society Committee on Education (serving as Vice-Chair and its liaison to the Committee on Environmental Improvement and the Committee on Science). He now serves as an associate member of the Committee for Environmental Improvement as well as a member of the Advisory Board for Environmental Science and Technology.
Michael is currently the Branch Chief for the Systems Analysis Branch in the Sustainable Technology Division. His branch performs research in the areas of Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Industry Ecology and Sustainable Chemistry. Michael has also served as the Senior Advisor of Green Chemistry to the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and was responsible for integrating Green Chemistry into the ORD research portfolio.
Trained as a catalyst and synthetic inorganic chemist, Michael’s research interests have focused on the design of green chemical synthesis routes. More recently his interests have moved into the intersection of chemistry and chemical engineering. This includes the development of process intensified chemical pathways and using novel chemical reactor systems to influence chemical route design. Michael is also a co-inventor of EPA’s GREENSCOPE tool which can evaluate a chemical synthesis or process for its sustainability value in the areas of environment, efficiency, energy and economics. Michael has published articles in the subject area of sustainability, green chemistry, and green engineering and sustainability indicators for chemical processes.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas – El Paso in 1992. He then went on to pursue his Doctorate in the area of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Florida, under the direction of Professor Russell S. Drago.
Carol J. Henry serves an advisor and consultant to public and private organizations, focusing on issues in toxicology, public and environmental health sciences, biomonitoring, risk assessment and risk management, research management and strategies, domestic and international science policy, and sustainable green chemistry and engineering practices. She is Consultant and Secretary for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Green Technology Steering Committee and Environmental Health Consultant to Cummins, Inc.
Dr. Henry also serves as Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. At GWU, her interests include toxicology; public, environmental, and occupational health; and the fields of green chemistry, engineering, and sustainable development as a means to reduce the impacts of chemicals on health and environment. She teaches the graduate course “Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Policies, Politics, and Programs.” This course reviews the history, structure, and workings of the system in the United States that has been developed to protect human health and the environment, with a particular focus on public health agencies and the regulatory system.
She is an elected councilor of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and an associate member of ACS’s Committee for Environmental Improvement. She is a member of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology of the National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences, the Environmental Health Perspectives Editorial Board, and the Joint Committee on the ANSI NSF Green Chemistry Institute Greener Chemical Products and Processes Standard Initiative. She served as Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Children's Study from 2009-2011, Co‐Chair of the Montgomery County Maryland Water Quality Advisory Group from 2009-2011, and Past-President of CSW in 2011. She is a member of the American College of Toxicology, of which she was president; the Society of Toxicology; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Henry received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and doctorate in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, certified in general toxicology.
Dr. Kolb is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. He joined Aerodyne as a Senior Research Scientist in 1971. Since joining Aerodyne, his personal areas of research have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, chemical lasers, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He is the author or co-author of over 200 archival publications in these fields.
In the area of atmospheric and environmental chemistry, Dr. Kolb initiated Aerodyne's programs for the measurement of atmospheric trace species and fine particulate matter and the identification and quantification of sources and sinks of trace atmospheric gases and aerosols involved in regional and global pollution problems, as well as the development of spectral sensing techniques to quantify soil pollutants. Specific atmospheric instrumentation developments include innovative tunable infrared laser differential absorption spectrometer (TILDAS) instruments for both remote, open path and in situ sampling measurements of trace gases and aerosol mass spectrometers for real-time analysis of airborne aerosol concentrations, size distributions, and chemical compositions as a function of particle size. He has also motivated and designed chemical kinetic and molecular spectroscopy laboratory programs which provide gas phase and gas/surface kinetic rate parameters for atmospheric modeling and quantitative spectroscopic parameters needed to design measurements of trace species important in tropospheric, stratospheric and mesospheric photochemistry. He has also developed models of aircraft and rocket exhaust plume/wake chemical kinetics, condensation physics and dispersion processes critical to the systematic assessment of the impact of aerospace systems on the chemical structure of the upper troposphere and stratosphere.
He has been a member of numerous government and National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committees dealing with atmospheric and environmental chemistry issues and has been recognized as a National Associate of the National Academies. Dr. Kolb received the 1997 Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. He has been elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as the atmospheric sciences editor of the journal, Geophysics Research Letters (1995-1999) and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology (2011- present).
He has an S.B. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967) and a M.A and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Princeton University (1968, 1971).
Rich Lomneth received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1978 from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1988. After graduation from Virginia Tech he was a research chemical engineer for Procter & Gamble, working in the Foods Division (1978-82) before starting graduate school. After receiving his Ph.D. he did postdoctoral research (1988-1992) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) and worked part-time as a Faculty Assistant in the Dept. of Chemistry at UW for one year (1991-1992). He is chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) where he has been a member since 1992 and is currently an associate professor.
Dr. Lomneth has received the UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in the Division of Natural Science (2002) and is a member of the UNO Sustainability Task Force. He is the Councilor for Omaha Section of the ACS and served on the ACS Committee on Ethics from its founding to 2009.
Mike Matthews is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. He attended Texas A&M University, receiving his B.S. in 1979 and his PhD in 1986. While a graduate student, he received both an Amoco Outstanding Teaching Award and an Outstanding PhD dissertation award. He began his academic career at the University of Wyoming in 1987, and joined the University of South Carolina in 1994. Professor Matthews began his service to ACS in 1994 as the founding chair of the Green Chemistry & Engineering Subdivision of the Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (1999-2004). He served as IEC Division Chair in 2007, and in the Chair-elect and Past Chair positions as prescribed by the Division. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board of I&EC Research from 2008 to 2010. He was named an ACS Fellow in 2011.
Matthews has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and mentored 11 PhD and 14 MS students, along with approximately 70 undergraduate students. His research has been sponsored by NSF, NIH, EPA, DoD, and several companies. He won the 2008 William H Corcoran Award for Best Paper in Chemical Engineering Education, sponsored by Eastman Chemical and the Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.
Professor Matthews’ research is focused on fundamentals and applications of thermodynamics and diffusional mass transfer. In one specific focus area, he has published extensively supercritical fluid technology, especially in properties and applications of liquid and supercritical CO2. His most recent efforts, spanning over 10 years, are in the use of CO2 as a technology platform for biomedical applications, particularly sterilization and disinfection of temperature- and environment-sensitive biomaterials and devices. Since 1997 he has also published extensively on the use of chemical hydrides, especially NaBH4, for storage and generation of hydrogen for small fuel cells.
Dr. Laura McConnell is a Research Chemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland. Dr. McConnell specializes in the investigation of processes controlling the movement of pesticides, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants from agricultural operations into the atmosphere or surface waters with the ultimate goal of designing more sustainable farming systems that will minimize negative impacts on surrounding ecosystems. She is Lead Scientist on an ARS project entitled, “Discerning the Fate of Atmospheric Agricultural Emissions in the Chesapeake Bay Region”, and she has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.
She was honored by the ACS early in her career when she received the Iota Sigma Pi, Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research (sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee) and the American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Graduate Student Paper Award. After coming to the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, she received the ARS, Herbert L. Rothbart, Outstanding Early Career Scientist of the Year for her work on the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. McConnell has provided leadership on a large number of initiatives within the AGRO division. As an active member she was elected to the Executive Committee in 2000 and became editor of the PICOGRAM. In 2005 she assumed a leadership role when elected Vice Chair, and she served as Program Chair in 2006 and Chair in 2007. She has co-organized a number of symposia on topics such as “Agrochemical and Nutrient Impacts on Estuaries”; “Managing gas and particle emissions from Agriculture”; and “Modern Pesticides in Urban Environments Risk Assessment and Management”, the first symposium sponsored by an ACS division at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual meeting.
In 2008, she led the development of a strategic planning workshop for the division. The resulting strategic plan has governed the activities of the division and has led to an improvement in member services and has expanded the quality and impact of AGRO programming. She has continued as Strategic Planning Chair, organizing a new workshop and the development of a newly updated strategic plan in 2011. She is a co-chair for the upcoming 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry to be hosted by AGRO at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in 2014. Most recently Dr. McConnell is serving as a Special Symposium Organizer at the 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in San Juan Puerto Rico entitled “Advanced physico-chemical techniques to solve environmental science challenges”. This symposium was selected as one of three to receive funding from the ACS as part of International Year of Chemistry celebration with additional funding from two ACS divisions and SETAC. In 2011 she was honored as a fellow of the AGRO Division.
Marty Mulvihill received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of California, Berkeley in Chemistry and Nanoscience. For his work bringing green chemistry research and education to the Department of Chemistry, Martin was awarded the 2009 Benjamin P. Boussert Memorial award. He completed a postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories doing research in the Materials Science and Earth Science Divisions. In 2010 Marty was hired as the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) while continuing as a researcher in both Public Health and Environmental Engineering. His current research focuses on developing technologies that help provide access to clean drinking water and safer chemicals. He has a number of publications and patents related to arsenic detection contamination in drinking water. He is currently partnering with students in Environmental Engineering to develop safe and affordable technology to remove excess fluoride from drinking water in India. He also works with professors in toxicology to design and produce safer chemicals including oil dispersants, catalysts, and bio-based platform chemicals.
Martin has developed new green chemistry curricula for introductory chemistry as well as interdisciplinary graduate classes. He also coordinates the new NSF fellowship program on campus which using green chemistry to guide a Systems Approach to Green Energy development. Marty has been engaged in educational outreach in many diverse settings including a residential school for high school drop-outs, UC Berkeley, Reed College and San Quentin State Prison.
Anthony (Tony) Noce is currently a Principal Consultant with ARCADIS, an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. Mr. Noce has more than 25 years of experience in environmental chemistry and consulting, with a focus on global environment health and safety compliance and due diligence and integration services.
Mr. Noce currently leads and coordinates the EHS compliance contracts for several large multinational corporations. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating a team of scientists and engineers providing global environment, health and safety compliance, due diligence, global product stewardship, and sustainability management services in accordance with various Master Services Agreements. As such, he is responsible for delivering “best talent” and ensuring the consistent delivery of value-added services on time and on budget.
Mr. Noce has been an active member of the Society since 1994. He currently serves as an Alternate Councilor for the Eastern New York Section and has served in a variety of local, regional and national positions within the Society, including Chair of NERM ’97 and NERM ’03, Program Chair for the Environmental Division, and as a member of CEI (1999 to 2006 and 2011 to present).
Mr. Noce holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York.
Eileen M. Nottoli is Of Counsel in the firm's San Francisco office and practices in the area of environmental law with a focus on advising clients on compliance and transactions as well as representing clients in administrative enforcement and civil litigation. Ms. Nottoli has extensive expertise in state and federal regulatory programs governing exposures to toxins including Proposition 65, and managing hazardous materials (including emergency release reporting), hazardous wastes (including mining wastes and recycled materials), toxic air emissions, mold, wastewater, storm water, asbestos, lead, PCBs, wastewater recycling, and worker exposure. She has managed numerous environmental investigations and remediations for site contamination and mold and indoor air quality of buildings. She has managed corporate and real estate environmental due diligence in purchases, mergers, and acquisitions for developers, sellers, buyers and lenders. In addition, Ms. Nottoli has prepared environmental compliance handbooks and compliance programs for clients. She has also managed human health risk assessments and developed compliance strategies. Representative clients include heavy industry, high tech industry, food producers, ice cream manufacturers, mines, consumer product manufacturers, commercial office building owners and managers, sellers and purchasers of real property, developers, lenders, retailers, and landfill owners.
Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Ms. Nottoli was with the law firms of Beveridge & Diamond, LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. From 1976-88, she was a research chemist with Chevron Chemical and Chevron Research Companies where she managed the commercialization, fuel and lubricating oil additives, developed a commercial steam and gas turbine oil and formulated diesel fuel additives.
Ms. Nottoli is a member of the California State Bar, Groundwater Resources Association, American Chemical Society, and California Section of the American Chemical Society, and has been elected the 2009 Chair of the California Section of the American Chemical Society. Ms. Nottoli has been a guest lecturer on environmental compliance, Proposition 65, mold remediation, and recycling of wastewater. She is also a member of East Bay Heritage Quilters.
Dr. Pasquinelli works as an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University in the Fiber and Polymer Science and Textile Engineering Programs. Her research expertise is in the design and application of computational approaches that predict and modulate the properties of systems at the nanoscale, including polymers, proteins, fibers, and nanoparticles. Particular research emphasis areas are environmental sustainability and toxicology. She also incorporates environmental topics into the courses that she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels, such as computer modeling, engineering thermodynamics, and the sustainability of soft materials. Through the NC-ACS Project SEED and EnvironMentors programs, she has also mentored research projects for over 10 high school students who have won awards on this work in numerous science competitions.
Prior to joining NC State, she completed two postdoctoral positions; she worked for two years as a Computational Chemist with the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Computational Toxicology, and she also worked as a Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, and her B.S. in Chemistry with honors in 1996 from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. She is also actively involved in the North Carolina Section of the ACS, where she is currently serving as Chair and Alternate Councilor. She also served as Secretary from 2007-2011.
Keith Peterman is a Professor of Chemistry at York College of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Idaho (1975) and both the M.Ed. (1972) and B.S. (1969) in chemistry from Shippensburg University. He has served the ACS as a Chair of the local SEPSACS section and as a Program Chair of the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting.
He has served as a Fulbright Scholar at Ruhr Universität-Bochum in Germany and at Volgograd State Pedagogical University in Russia. He has also served as a National Academy of Sciences Eastern European Exchange Scholar at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, a Navy/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, a visiting professor at the Guangxi University for Nationalities in the People's Republic of China, and a visiting professor at Christchurch Polytechnic in New Zealand.
His current pedagogical activities, research, and writing focus on issues related to climate change and sustainability. He serves on the York College Science and Environmental Studies Committee, Interdisciplinary Learning Committee, and Short-term Study Abroad Committee. In addition to teaching chemistry major courses, he teaches an interdisciplinary Science and Sustainability course and non-science major Chemistry and Society course. He takes a student group to Costa Rica each year on a climate change and sustainability field study.
He participates in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change annual Conference of Parties as a member of the press and as a faculty mentor for an ACS CEI sponsored student-focused climate science literacy project. He is a member of the Huffington Post blog team and writes a local blog hosted by the York Daily Record/Sunday News.
Dr. Robin D. Rogers obtained both his B.S. in Chemistry (1978, Summa Cum Laude) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1982) at The University of Alabama and currently serves as Distinguished Research Professor, Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, and Director of the Center for Green Manufacturing at UA. In 2007 he was also Chair of Green Chemistry and Co-Director of QUILL at The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland (UK) before returning full time to The University of Alabama in 2009. From 2009-2013, he was Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing.
Rogers holds 12 issued patents and has published over 685 papers on a diverse array of topics. His research interests cover the use of ionic liquids and Green Chemistry for sustainable technology through innovation and include Materials (advanced polymeric and composite materials from biorenewables), Separations (novel strategies for separation and purification of value added products from biomass), Energy (new lubricant technologies and selective separations), and Medicine (elimination of waste while delivering improved pharmaceutical performance).
He has been cited over 24,000 times and has a Hirsch index of 73. In 2006, Rogers was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in 2009 was selected to the inaugural class of ACS Fellows. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012. In 2010, he was named a Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Senior Scientist for the Institute for Process Engineering, Beijing, China. He was awarded the American Chemical Society Separations Science & Technology award in 2011 and became an ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fellow in 2012.
Rogers is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society journal Crystal Growth & Design. He is also an editorial board member of Separation Science & Technology, Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, and Chemistry Letters, as well as a member of the international advisory boards for Green Chemistry, Chemical Communications, and ChemSusChem.
He has had an influential role in the expansion of interest and research in ionic liquid systems, his initial paper on ionic liquid/aqueous partitioning (Chem. Comm. 1998, 1765) effectively kick-started interest in applying ionic liquids to clean separations. In 2005 he was awarded the US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (Academic Division) for work related to the use of ionic liquids in sustainable technology. This technology was licensed later that year to BASF.
Rogers has co-organized a variety of meetings and symposia on Industrial Applications of Ionic Liquids and he has started a company (525 Solutions) to enhance the commercial viability of new technologies. The breadth of educational, research, editorial, and service endeavors gives Rogers a broad perspective on science and engineering research, development, and technology transfer.
Barclay Satterfield was the 2007-2009 Science Policy Fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Office of Public Affairs. There she helped support a number of policy development and advocacy efforts for ACS, ranging from the congressional briefing series to the ACS policy website to the Society’s discussion of sustainability in the chemical enterprise. As a Fellow, Dr. Satterfield worked closely with CEI members, and is honored and excited to be a member of the Committee.
Dr. Satterfield completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Princeton University in September 2007. There she worked in polymer membrane fuel cells, helped run a student organization, Greening Princeton, and completed a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy through the Princeton Environmental Institute and Woodrow Wilson School. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University in 2002, and as an undergraduate she participated in research at Idaho National Lab, worked in an environmental compliance office for DuPont, and completed projects related to watershed health for the State of Delaware.
Darlene Schuster presently serves as the Director of the Institute for Sustainability, an AIChE Technological Community. Previously she served in the non-profit technology/society sector as the Senior Director of Institute Alliances and Director of Government Relations for AIChE and as a Science Policy Fellow for ACS, where she worked to educate congressional staff and Congress on technical policy issues. Dr. Schuster was awarded the 2004 Technical Achievement Award from the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Council in part for contributions to novel technology product development and commercialization by her company, DP Group, Inc. and is on the advisory board of Greener Package.
Previously, Dr. Schuster was the Clare Boothe Luce Chair of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University, and an Engineer, Senior Engineer, and Research Engineer with Gulf Oil Production Research, which subsequently became Chevron Oil Field Research Company. As a professor, Dr. Schuster integrated design methodology and systems analysis into chemical kinetics, process control, the freshman engineering program, statistics, transport phenomena courses and introduced new courses on fluidization, particle technology, waste minimization, and pollution prevention and incorporating societal ethics with engineering design.
She has served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2004 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: Building the Business Case for Sustainability, and has been on the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference steering committee since 2002. She serves as a Peer reviewer for the EPA P3 (pollution, prevention, and people) program and chaired the review committee for the TSE (Towards a Sustainable Environment) program. Dr. Schuster holds a BSChE (WVU), MSChE (University of Pittsburgh),and PhD. (West Virginia University).
Sharon Sibilia received a BS in chemistry from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University. She is a Quality Assurance Auditor, most recently (2007-2011) with PharmaNet, USA, Inc. (formerly Taylor Technology, Inc.), a bioanalytical research firm which contracts to the pharmaceutical industry. For six years prior, she managed a small research engineering firm which develops novel energy technologies in order to decrease the carbon footprint of the HVAC industry, including liquid dessicant and thermal desalinization systems. She has taught chemistry at the high school and university levels and has several publications. Her current interests include product life cycle assessment and the global reporting initiatives.
She has been an active member of the American Chemical Society since 1995, serving the Princeton local section as Alternate Councilor (1995-2007), Secretary-Treasurer (2006-2011) and currently as Councilor. At the national level, she served on the ACS Admissions Committee (2007-2009). In 2003, Dr. Sibilia coordinated the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chemagination contest, a competition in which high school students present an article for the magazine, ChemMatters, in the field of Alternative Energy, Enviroment, Medicine/Healthcare or New Materials. The article is written as if the student is living 25 years in the future, and details the events leading up to the breakthrough or innovation which has improved the quality of people’s lives at that future date. In 2004, she brought the contest to the Princeton section and since then, it has been a yearly outreach program. Dr. Sibilia is interested in engaging students in chemistry from an early age. She regularly participates in hands-on science demonstration in her local community.
Jim Solyst is a Principal Consultant with ENVIRON International Corporation, a global environmental engineering and health sciences firm, where he heads the science policy practice. He previously served as senior director for science policy at the American Chemistry Council; and he worked for the National Governors’ Association for twelve years where he served as the Director of Natural Resources Policy Studies.
Mr. Solyst has published articles and reports on a range of subjects, including toxicological databases, inherently safer technology, chemical emergency management and security, and the precautionary principle. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Chemical Sciences Roundtable and was recently appointed to the NAS Committee on Promoting Safe Chemical Management in Developing Countries. He is an External Affiliate at the Johns Hopkins Risk Science and Public Policy Institute. Mr. Solyst participated in the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he established a “Type 2” partnership with the U.S. National Academies and U.S. EPA to promote the use of science-based decision-making in developing countries.
Mr. Solyst has a Master’s degree from the Ohio State University and Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland.
Jennifer Young Tanir is currently a Scientific Program Manager at the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI). In 2011, Jennifer joined HESI, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage scientists from academia, government and industry to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. At HESI, Jennifer manages multi-stakeholder collaborative projects on a variety of topics related to chemistry and toxicology. Her projects include developing guidance on alternative chemical assessments for sustainability, applying advances in exposure science to risk assessment for the 21sts century, advancing genetic toxicology, and studying the safety of adjuvants in vaccines.
Prior to joining HESI, Jennifer managed technical programs for the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute during 2004-2011. There her work focused on green chemistry information databases and standard development, awards and grants programs, educational materials, publications, communications, and training. She published and presented on numerous green chemistry topics including green polymers, coatings and adhesives, biotechnology, analytical chemistry, renewable materials, information resources, and sustainability. Through this role, Jennifer also participated in meetings of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.
Jennifer also held an industrial polymer research position at DuPont in the Ink Jet business, 2000-2004, where her research involved synthesizing and studying new waterborne polymeric dispersant and binder technologies for ink jet inks. Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in polymer/organic chemistry in 2000 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by investigating polymerizations in supercritical carbon dioxide under the direction of Dr. Joseph DeSimone. She graduated with a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Richmond in 1995.
She has been active in the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) of the American Chemical Society for several years, serving as Manager 2010-2011 and Councilor 2012-2014. She has organized three leadership training courses, participated in numerous outreach events, and has recently started a CSW environmental/sustainability committee.
Ean Warren graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and from Stanford with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering and Science. He has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a subsurface microbiologist since 2001, investigating how microbial populations affect the fate of anthropogenic contaminants in the environment.
Mr. Warren’s current research interests include how nutrient and organic carbon affect microbial populations and how these populations, in turn, affect degradation rates and aquifer temperatures. His lab uses various classic microbiological methods like microbial number determinations in growth media and in situ and laboratory microcosms, molecular biology techniques, and analytical chemistry to determine microbial numbers and degradation rates.
Mr. Warren’s interests in the ACS and CEI include encouraging the ACS to take a more active role as a public advisor. He is especially interested in the role of the ACS as an intermediary between the government, chemical industry, and environmental groups. He would like to see the ACS incorporate environmental improvement into its own corporate culture as an example to other large organizations. Mr. Warren is active in his local section as well. In addition to being a long-time councilor, this year, he is serving as the Chair-Elect for his local section.
Robert received his B.S. in Chemistry (1972) from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (1984) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville under the direction of Professors Gleb Mamantov and Earl L. Wehry. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked for 7 years with the Food and Drug Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. After graduate school, he worked for CONOCO’s Coal Research Division near Pittsburgh, PA for 5 years where he conducted research on atmospheric particulate emissions and acid mine drainage. In March 1989, he relocated to Syngenta (known then as Ciba-Geigy) in Greensboro, NC where he worked until retirement on June 30, 2008. He performed ultra-trace concentration level method development and managed a mass spectrometry group focused on optimizing quantitative and qualitative analyses of a wide range of environmental and biological sample matrices. He returned to Syngenta in October 2009 on a part-time basis as a technical writer and consultant.
Dr. Yokley authored or co-authored >20 refereed journal publications and six book chapters in the applications of gas and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to trace level pesticide analysis. He has one patent and has given more than 40 oral technical presentations at domestic and international Scientific Meetings and eleven invited presentations. He also serves as a referee for 8 scientific journals.
Dr. Yokley actively serves the Central North Carolina Section of the ACS (previously as Chair-Elect and Chair and now as Councilor). He organized and conducted the section’s first and very successful Poster/Vendor Night. This annual event is now in its 11th year and it generates funding for the invitation of special speakers in Analytical Chemistry and other topics of interest to members at local section meetings.
Joe received his B.S. in Chemistry from Hofstra University in 1975 proceeding to Purdue University where he worked with Bob Holton. Joe left Purdue with an M.S. (Chemistry) in 1978 to accompany Bob Holton when he moved to Virginia Tech, receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in February, 1981. He joined Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN immediately after receiving his Ph.D. and has remained with Eastman Chemical Company throughout his career. Since joining Eastman Chemical Company, Joe has been granted 62 patents (with 9 more pending), published 30 papers and book chapters, and co-edited several special journal issues and a book (Acetic Acid and its Derivatives). He has broad experience in both fine and bulk chemical production, although most of his work has focused on catalytic processes and synthesis gas based chemistries. He is regarded as the leading expert in product chemistries related to Eastman’s chemicals from coal program and has received Eastman’s coveted Perley Wilcox Award in 2008 (awarded for technical excellence with business impact to Eastman Chemical Company) and was part of a Team receiving the 1990 TN Eastman President’s Award for Waste Reduction and Process Improvements in Acetyls.
Outside of Eastman Chemical Company, Joe has served on a number of editorial, national science policy, and academic (department or consortia) advisory boards. Joe has been very active in ACS, particularly within the Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry where he has organized or co-organized eight symposia at national ACS or catalysis events, founded the Novel Chemistry with Industrial Applications subdivision, and served as the division chair in 2009. Joe is currently a Research Fellow in the Eastman Division Research Laboratories of Eastman Chemical Company.
Bryan Balazs received his B.S. in chemistry at Washington and Lee University in 1985 and subsequently spent a year in Germany at the University Erlangen-Nurnberg under an ITT/Fulbright Fellowship. He obtained a Ph.D. in Electroanalytical Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1992, and proceeded from there to a post-doctoral appointment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since being hired by LLNL as a Staff Scientist in1994, he has worked on numerous scientific projects including electrochemical sensors, waste treatment technologies, and material lifetime predictions. He is currently the Associate Program Leader for Budgets and Planning within the Primary Nuclear Design Directorate and is responsible for overseeing and integrating a large program involving dynamic material properties, high energy density physics, advanced radiography, and hydrodynamic testing.
Since the early 1990s, Dr. Balazs has been active at the local, national, and international level in the American Chemical Society, serving on numerous committees including participation in many activities targeted towards education and outreach. He has been a Councilor or Alternate Councilor for the California Section since 1994 and served as Section Chair in 1998 and 2011. He has chaired several committees in the section, served on the Board of Directors, and is the recipient of the California Section’s Petersen Award in 2004 and the Shirley Radding Award of the Santa Clara Valley Section in 2009, both in recognition of his volunteer service.
Dr. Balazs has been an associate member, member, or consultant of the ACS’ Society Committee on Education (SOCED) from 2002 to 2012, serving as Chair of SOCED from 2007-2009. In 2010, Dr. Balazs was elected to the Committee on Committees, and was recently reelected for another 2013-2015 term. He has also been an associate member of the ACS’ Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs. Dr. Balazs is a member of the International Steering Committee of the International Chemistry Olympiad, serving as Chair of the IChO in 2012 hosted by the United States, and is a member of the Organizing Committee for PacifiChem 2010 and 2015. He has served on many ACS advisory boards, working groups and task forces, including a Presidential task force on education in 2009.
Katie Hunt is the former R&D Director in Innovation Sourcing & Sustainable Technologies at The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, Dr. Hunt was actively building collaboration teams across Dow with universities, companies, national labs and government agencies (esp., DOE and DOD) focused on accelerating the pace of innovation. Katie began her career as a senior scientist in analytical research at Rohm and Haas in 1984 after completing an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University. During her 25 years at Rohm and Haas, Katie held positions of increasing responsibility, from research scientist to process chemist to plant laboratory manager to Director of their worldwide Analytical and Computational Competency Network (better known as ACNET) and ultimately, Corporate Sustainability Director and Leader for Technology Partnerships.
Katie holds an A.B. in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. She was the 2007 President of the American Chemical Society where she championed education, collaboration and innovation, especially related to the Sustainability of Energy, Food and Water.
Dr. Hunt serves on several boards including: Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID), The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) and the Alliance for Science and Technology in America (ASTRA). Katie is a member of American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Sigma Xi and the New York Academy of Science.
She is especially proud of the RetroFIT Philly “Coolest Block” Contest project with the City of Philadelphia, the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, The Dow Chemical Company and The Dow Foundation. For details visit: www.retrofitphilly.com.
Over her professional career, Katie has received numerous awards; she was named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” in Pennsylvania by Governor Rendell (2007), received the Smith Medal from her alma mater’s Board of Trustees (2008), was selected as the Outstanding Alumna from the University of California, Davis (2009), and was elected as a Fellow by the AAAS (2007) and, more recently, she was in the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (2009).
In her spare time Katie enjoys yoga, bicycling with her family, judging science fairs and mentoring students.
Ms. Susan Shih was an Adjunct Instructor (1981-1986), Professor (1986-2008) and Department Coordinator (1992-2008) at the College of DuPage where she received the Divisional Outstanding Faculty award (2002-2003). Previously she was an Instructor at Joliet Junior College (1971-1973), and Roosevelt University (1968-1971). Ms. Shih has been an ACS member since 1964 and is currently a full Member of the Society Committee on Education (2009- 2012 Associate). An active member of the Chicago Local Section, Ms. Shih has served as Councilor (2007-2014), Alternate Councilor (2004-2006), Chair (2002-2003), and Chair-Elect (2001-2002), resulting in the Distinguished Service Award, Chicago Section, ACS (2009). Additionally she co-Chaired the 2009 GLRM and served as the Chair for the Great Lakes Region (2009-2010). She serves on the DivCHED Long Range Planning committee and is the DivCHED representative for the 2013 GLRM.
Ms. Shih graduated Cum Laude from Rosemont College with an A.B. in Chemistry and was elected to Iota Sigma Pi at The Ohio State University. She completed an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from The Ohio State University.
Ray Garant is assistant director for public policy at the American Chemical Society Office of Public Affairs. His responsibilities include oversight of the ACS Science & the Congress Project, a program of congressional staff briefings to improve decision maker’s understanding of the relationship between science and public policy; the ACS Public Policy Fellowships; ACS member involvement in government affairs; and development of the Society’s public policy positions and messages. He is also staff liaison for the Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement.
Ray was a congressional science fellow in 1993 and a senior legislative assistant in 1994 to former Representative Phil Sharp (D-IN). While on the Hill, he followed environmental, judicial, and health-care issues. He began his Washington career as a Science Policy Fellow at ACS headquarters in 1990. Prior to that, he worked as a materials researcher at the Ames Laboratory of the Department of Energy, a student assistant for acoustics and oceanographic sciences at the U.S. Naval Underwater Systems Center, and manager of an Iowa State University project to communicate science to the public.
He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University.
Darcy administers the briefing activities of the ACS Science & the Congress Project as part of the ACS’s Office of Public Affairs. Darcy came to the Office of Public Affairs in July 2011 from ACS Publications, having been the Managing Editor for Environmental Science & Technology since August 2008 and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry since February 2010. Previous to his ACS tenure, he wrote on nanotechnology and environmental science, taught undergraduate and secondary level chemistry, and supervised undergraduate chemistry research students. Darcy has a Ph.D. in analytical Chemistry from Arizona State University and a Hon. B.Sc. in Planetary Science and also Chemistry from the University of Toronto.
Jennifer MacKellar joined ACS in early 2013 as the Program Manager in the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. She is responsible for coordinating technical programing for the annual ACS GCI Green Chemistry & Engineering conference, developing project initiatives for the ASC GCI and serving as a resource for the green chemistry stakeholder community.
Jennifer brings over seven years of government experience to ACS. She has worked at NIH as both an intramural research fellow and as a contractor in the NIH Office of Extramural research focusing on science policy and communications. Additionally, she spent nearly two years at NSF working in the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences division.
Jennifer has a M.Sc. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Michigan and B.S. in Molecular Biology (with a minor in Chemistry) from the University of Denver.
J. Carl Maxwell is responsible for advocacy on energy and environment policy, both in authorization of government regulation and policy, and the year-to-year funding of government programs of priority interest to ACS members regarding energy and the environment.
Carl served in the office of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Bob Smith (R-NH), and Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX) where he handled science, energy, telecommunications, judiciary, and social security issues. He also served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), overseeing tax, trade, energy, and science policy. A native of Austin, Texas, Carl is a political science graduate of Bates College (B.A) in Lewiston, ME.