This FIG will use life-cycle assessments and the principles of green chemistry to discuss sustainability from a chemical perspective; topics include polymer chemistry, water purification challenges in the 21st century, and an introduction to life-cycle thinking.
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College Connections Faculty: David Tyler & Darren Johnson
David Tyler is a professor of Chemistry and specializes in Inorganic, Organometallic and Polymer Chemistry. Tyler received his B.S. from Purdue University, and a Ph. D. from the California Institute of Technology. In addition, Professor Tyler is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Materials Science Institute. He has been at Oregon since 1985 and is currently conducting research that explores mechanistic organometallic and inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, catalysis, and photochemistry.
Darren Johnson received his B.S. from the University of Texas, Austin and went on to complete a Ph. D. program at the University of California, Berkley. He has been at the University of Oregon since 2003 and is currently an Associate Professor of Inorganic, Organic, Supermolecular, and Materials Chemistry. His research projects include developing specific metal chelators for a variety of toxic and environmentally hazardous metals; investigating the synthesis and applications of inorganic cluster compounds; and using multiple weak interactions within small molecule receptors to target environmentally and biologically relevant substrates.
FIG Assistant: Charlotte Geissberger
Bio Coming Soon
Coming July 2018. Faculty and FAs are currently in the process of developing the FIG assignments.
Week of Welcome FIG Meeting
Coming August 2018