Taken from Yale Scientific
"Paul Anastas: A Power Player in the Global Chemical Industry"
In 2008, ICIS named Yale’s Professor Paul Anastas one of its Top 40 Power Players in the Chemical Industry for his contributions to the field of “green chemistry.” The ICIS title was not the last and hardly the first award Anastas was honored with; today, his Yale Chemistry Department homepage lists a staggering 16+ honors—and those have only updated until 2008. Perhaps the most revealing name Anastas has, however, is an informal one coined by the scientific community: “Father of Green Chemistry.” On May 28, 2009, President Obama nominated Anastas to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Research and Development; in January 2010, the U.S. Senate confirmed Anastas’ appointment as the new Assistant Administrator for Research and Development for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... In 1997, Anastas also catalyzed the founding of the Green Chemistry Institute (GCI), an organization that later merged with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to foster collaborations between industry, academia, and government. The ACS, whose environmental focus had always focused on cleanup, began to concentrate on prevention. The institute now has 25 international chapters, a globalizing effect in which Anastas has been very instrumental.