Christiana Briddell

Dr. Kent Voorhees Elected New Chair of ACS GCI Governing Board

Blog Post created by Christiana Briddell on Jan 15, 2013 Kent Voorhees will succeed Dr. Berkeley “Buzz” Cue as Chair of the ACS GCI Governing Board effective January 1, 2013. The ACS GCI Governing Board provides oversight, advice, and strategic leadership for the Institute and is crucial in the success of its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. ACS GCI is extremely grateful to Dr. Cue for his years of service both as Chair and a member of the Governing Board, and confident Dr. Voorhees will continue in a long line of superb Governing Board Chairs.


Dr. Voorhees has been an ACS GCI Governing Board member since 2007 and also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Chemical Society. He therefore comes to this new role with extensive knowledge not only of the field of green chemistry, but also of the workings of the Governing Board and the Institute itself.


A Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry at the Colorado School of Mines, Dr. Voorhees’s research focuses on two distinct areas: rapid bacterial identification and biofuels characterization. In 2002; he co-founded MicroPhage Inc., a biomedical diagnostic company, which has successfully commercialized a bacterial detection technology licensed from the Colorado School of Mines.


Dr. Voorhees is a strong voice for green chemistry and engineering and has been instrumental in the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy which in 2012 was hosted at the Colorado School of Mines.


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