New Haven, Conn. Paul T. Anastas, Professor in the Practice of Green Chemistry at Yale was honored on May 4 by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents with their Leadership in Science award for founding the field of Green Chemistry.
Known as The Father of Green Chemistry, having coined the term in 1991, Anastas has worked to develop the field over the past 17 years. He joined the Yale faculty in 2007, where he serves as Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, which advances the sciences, education and use of sustainable technologies.
The Council of Scientific Society Presidents is an organization of presidents, presidents-elect and recent past presidents of about 60 scientific federations and societies. The combined membership numbers well over 1.4 million scientists and science educators in 150 disciplines. Each year the council confers its Citation for Leadership and Achievement to individuals in honor of their special achievements in support of scientific research.
I am honored and pleased to present the award to Paul Anastas, said Council President, Martin Apple, for his strategic and bold vision and pioneering initiatives that created the global green chemistry enterprise, for his breakthrough research that created economic incentives to reduce industrial waste, for leading the U.S.A. to sponsor the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, and N.S.F to create the technology for a sustainable environment program, for founding the Green Chemistry Institute, for preventing millions of kilograms of hazardous chemicals from entering the environment, [and] for his 12 principles redirecting progress on chemical frontiers to address key 21st century challenges.
Anastas focuses his research on the design of safer chemicals, bio-based polymers, and new methodologies of chemical
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