Somalia Alsobrooks

Sustainable & Green Chemistry Enthusiasts Become ACS Fellows!

Blog Post created by Somalia Alsobrooks on Oct 14, 2013

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.  This year, 96 remarkable candidates were selected to become ACS Fellows. Two of those candidates included: Dr. David T. Allen, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Terrence Collins, Carnegie Mellon University who deserve green spotlight recognition by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI).


Dr.  Allen is the Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and serves on National Research Council and Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board activities, where he provides insight and support on environmental policy. He is also a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board and author of six books. At the University of Texas at Austin, he has taught Design for Environment and Sustaining a Planet courses and focused his research in the area of environmental sustainability. He was recognized by the ACS Fellows Program for his significant contributions to atmospheric chemistry, air quality management, and environmental education. For more information on Dr. Allen’s research, publications, and honors click here.


Dr. Terrence Collins is known as a “champion” in the green chemistry sector.  He is the Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry, and the Director of The Institute of Green Science. He served on the ACS's Committee on Environmental Improvement for 12 years and was a principal intellectual contributor to ACS policies on biomonitoring and endocrine disruption. He is internationally recognized for his diligent work around creating a new class of oxidation catalysts that are projected to benefit the environment, significantly. For more information on Dr. Collin’s lectures on green science, awards, and patents click here.





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