Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship Past Recipients

Congratulations to all past recipients of the Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship, which supports international green chemistry scholars in green chemistry meetings, conferences and training programs.

Year Name and Institution Research Area
2022 Holly Rudel
Yale University
Removing heavy metals from water using nanoscale iron-oxide biopolymers
2022 Anthony Davis
Idaho State University
Developing greener adhesives from elemental sulfur and natural monomers using an inverse vulcanization synthesis
2021 Mary Kate Lane
Yale University
Investigations at the supercritical fluid - nanomaterial nexus: Green solvent synthesis for composition, size, shape, and surface controlled nanomaterials
2020 Emily Chapman
Augsburg University
Developing a greener alternative to the Biginelli reaction using microwave irradiation and a urea catalyst
2020 Giulia Ischia
University of Trento
Thermochemical processes for the valorization of waste biomass into bio-based products, sustained completely by solar energy
2019 Hanno Erythropel
Yale University

Safer product design and green pharmaceuticals

2019 Selene Ramer
George Washington University

Computational modeling for greener chemical design

2018 Bonnie Buss
Colorado State University

Organic photoredox catalysts and photo-flow reactor systems

2018 Luke Morrical
Ohio State University

Combating microbial contamination in food with botanical compounds and biobased polymers

2017 Caitilín McManus
Trinity College, Dublin

Palladium substitution in Buchwald coupling reaction

2017 Samantha Smith
University of Toronto

Design and applications of new iron-based hydrogenation catalyst

2016 Sarah Kwan
Yale University

Exploring the rate of surface microbial redevelopment after cleaning in schools; DNA-sequencing and ATP analysis

2016 John-Hanson Machado
George Washington University

Computational modelling of skin permeability

2015 Lauren Grant
University of California, Berkeley

Transition metal homogeneous catalysis

2015 Zachary Wickens
California Institute of Technology

Organic and organometallic chemistry

2014 Jennifer Dodson
Fedderal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Development of natural catalysts from marine polysaccharides

2013 Julia Griffen
University of Bath

Sustainable synthesis of biologically active azacarbasugars via microbial arene oxidation

2013 Michiel Dusselier
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Application of catalysis and green engineering techniques for processes towards the synthesis of biodegradable polymers

2012 Danniebelle Haase
University of Pennsylvania

Organic/biological chemistry; Use of catalysts in reactions rather than stoichiometric reagents

2012 Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan
University of Texas, Austin

Greener approach to fiber spinning

2011 Henning Kayser
Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie

Tailor made fuels from biomass

2011 Michelle Linder
SUNY College at Oneonta

Green synthesis of imines

2010 Keary Mark Engle
The Scripps Research Institute

Conversion of unactivated carbon-hydrogen (C–H) bonds into carbon-carbon (C–C) bonds using operationally simple and environmentally benign reagents

2010 Galia Maayan
University of Florida

Green oxidation catalysis & alternative energy

2009 Evan Beach
Yale University

Sustainability and biofuels

2009 Pete Heinzelman
California Institute of Technology

Enzymatic biomass conversion processes

2008 Antonio Osario-Lozada
The University of Iowa

Microbial methods for the oxidation of diclofenac


Mageswary Karpudewan
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Green chemistry education

2007 Zoe Schnepp
University of Bristol

Bioconversion of lignin to useful chemical feedstocks

2007 Adelina Voutchkova
Yale University

Green variant of the Suzuki reaction

2006 Dara Woerdeman
Drexel University

Materials: Molecular to macroscopic scale