2015 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: Advancing toward a Safer and Sustainable Future

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
 GreenUp 2016 Michigan Green Chemistry

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November 3 - Pre-Conference Activities

1:00 –

5:00 pm
Green Chemistry & Engineering 101 Workshop  (View Agenda and Speaker Bios)
5:00 -
 7:00 pm
Networking Reception, U-M North Campus Research Complex, Building #18 Dining Hall
November 4

7:00 am Registration, posters, and continental breakfast
 Professor Peter J. H. Scott, PhD, Department of Radiology, U-M Medical School
Opening Remarks and Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards: Dan Wyant, Department of Environmental Quality Director

Morning Keynote
Introduction:  Sudhakar Reddy, PhD, U-M Office of Campus Sustainability
Keynote Speaker:  Andy Hoffman,Education Director, U-M Graham Sustainability Institute

9:15am Plenary Panel, Stories Behind TRI Reductions 
Steve Devito, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
John Bradburn, General Motors
Russell Brynolf, FTS Technologies
Moderator: Dr. Clinton Boyd, Steelcase
10:45am BREAK – move to concurrent sessions
Breakout Green Chemistry Perspectives Green Energy Technology, Part 1
11:00am Greener Pathways to Organics and Nanomaterials: Sustainable Applications of Nano-Catalysts
Rajender S. Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Design principles for green energy storage systems
Maryam Arbabzadeh, University of Michigan

Electrodeposition of crystalline Si nanowires at low temperatures

Luyao Ma, University of Michigan
12:00pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Introduction:  Jeff Gearhart, Research Director, Ecology Center
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable Materials and Plastics Research, Ford Motor Company
1:15pm Dessert, student poster award presentation, poster session, exhibitors and networking  
Breakout Sessions Green Chemistry in Policy and Practice Green Energy Technology,
 Part 2
Bio-materials in Michigan
1:45pm Reducing Chemical Use on University of Michigan's Campus
Anya Dale and Kenneth Keeler, University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability

West Michigan Green Labs Pilot: Bringing Pollution Prevention to Scale
Daniel Schoonmaker, West
Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Hydration and the mechanical properties of anion exchange membranes for fuel cells Matthew Liberatore, University of Toledo

Improving the Stability and Selectivity for OER of WO3 Photoanodes with an FeOOH Catalyst

Charles Lhermitte, University of Michigan
Bio-Based Materials for Sustainable Production and a Circular Economy
Silvia Leahu-Aluas, Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting; and Brandon Pitcher, Hemp Circle Industries LLC.

Farm-to-Factory: Manufacturing Bio-based Automotive Materials in Michigan

Valerie Sathe Brugeman and Joshua Cregger, Center for Automotive Research
2:45pm Networking Break
Breakout Sessions Safer Chemicals Policy Industry Partnership for K-12 Green Chemistry Education Green Technology Development
3:00pm U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Safer Choice Program
Bridget Williams, U.S. EPA

The Chemical Footprint Project
Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action
Green Chemistry Connections: Inspiring students with innovation
Alicia Crawford,  Steelcase; Jennifer Sherburn, Hesperia High School; Erika Fatura, Pentwater High School
Performance-driven green chemistry
Adam Emerson, Resinate Materials Group

The 2014 U.S. Nanotechnology Commercialization Readiness Study: Implications for Michigan’s Manufacturers

Manish Mehta, M-Tech International LLC

ALL DAY – Posters, Exhibitors and Networking!                                               




Contact Information

  • Registration Questions:  Alana Berthold, bertholda@michigan.gov, 517-284-6854

    Program Questions:  Chad Rogers, 517-284-6872

    Continuing Education:  
    The GreenUp Conference qualifies for 5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) and 5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).  The Green Chemistry and Engineering 101 Workshop (November 3) qualifies for 3 CEHs/PEHs.

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