Environmental & Green

Environmental & Green Chemistry

We offer a range of environmental and green chemistry research. Many of our faculty members have environment-focused projects and incorporate green chemistry principles and sustainability goals into their research objectives. Particular strengths are in the areas of atmospheric particles, aquatic photochemistry, reactive surfaces, development of new green chemistry curricula and outreach materials, renewable feedstocks, and analytical methods.

As a signer of the Green Chemistry Commitment, our department has incorporated green chemistry laboratory experiments into its courses and developed an upper division green chemistry lecture course in order to educate future chemists about cutting-edge sustainable technologies.

Many of our researchers work closely with the Institute on the Environment to discover solutions to Earth's most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships. This creates a synergistic environment for addressing issues that transcend any single discipline, program or institution by bringing together thought leaders from private and public sectors and the University.

You can find out more about some of research topics via the following links:

Faculty

Professor Philippe Buhlmann
Philippe "Phil" Buhlmann
Professor, Chemistry, Chemical Physics
Office
325 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Peter Carr
Peter Carr
Professor, Chemistry
Office
327 Smith Hall
portrait of Christopher J. Cramer
Christopher Cramer
Professor, Chemistry
portrait of Professor Christy Haynes
Christy Haynes
Associate Department Head, Professor Chemistry & Chemical Physics
Office
243 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Marc Hillmyer
Marc Hillmyer
Professor, Chemistry
Office
209 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Thomas Hoye
Thomas Hoye
Professor, Chemistry
Office
422 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Steven Kass
Steven Kass
Professor, Chemistry
Office
223 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Kenneth Leopold
Kenneth Leopold
Professor, Chemistry, Chemical Physics
Office
217 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Connie Lue
Connie Lu
Professor, Chemistry
Office
326 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Lee Penn
Lee Penn
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office
225 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Lawrence Que Jr
Lawrence Que Jr.
Regents Professor, Chemistry
Office
343 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Theresa Reineke
Theresa Reineke
Professor, Chemistry
Office
239 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor J. Ilja Siepmann
J. Ilja Siepmann
Professor, Chemistry, Chemical Physics
Office
227 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Ian Tonks
Ian Tonks
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Office
568A Kolthoff Hall
portrait of Professor Donald Truhlar
Donald Truhlar
Regents Professor, Chemistry, Chemical Physics
Office
247 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Jane Wissinger
Jane Wissinger
Organic Lab Director
Office
468A Kolthoff Hall
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