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Yale's Anastas honored for leadership in founding of 'green chemistry'
Date:5/27/2008

synthesis that are more efficient and less hazardous to the environment. He has published nine books and numerous papers on the subject of science and technology for sustainability.

Before coming to Yale, Anastas was the director of the Green Chemistry Institute, headquartered at the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., where he established 24 green chemistry chapters in countries around the world, including China, Ethiopia, India, Japan and South Africa. In a prior position with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he spent five years as the principal supporter within the administration for governmental programs related to the environment.

Anastas holds joint appointments at Yale in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Environmental Engineering. He received his B.S from the University of Massachusetts and his Ph.D from Brandeis University.

Among his numerous awards are the John Jeyes Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the H. John Heinz III Award for the Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Joseph Seifter Award, their highest scientific recognition.

Previous recipients of the award include Nobel laureates F. Sherwood Rowland and Dudley Hirschbach, President of the National Academy of Sciences Bruce Alberts and former Dean of Yale Engineering D. Alan Bromley.


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Contact: Janet Rettig Emanuel
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