Chemistry Seminar: A Look at Green and Sustainable Chemistry in the Building Sector

Dr. Jon Smieja Steelcase

Date & Time:

Friday, September 29, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Location:

Abstract:

Chemistry is not just for research labs anymore. In recent years, a movement has been set afoot by manufacturers, their customers, governmental agencies at all levels, and interested NGOs to take a much closer look at the chemistry of the products we use every day. This seminar will explore the methods by which industry identifies, assesses, and optimizes the chemistry in their products to be safer for the user, the environment, and everyone involved in the production and disposal of a product. We will also look at career opportunities for chemists in this field.