Paul Anastas

Paul is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering and the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University. Previously, Paul was an Assistant Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Research and Development and the EPA’s Science Advisor from 2010-2012. He is widely known as the “Father of Green Chemistry” for his work in founding the field of designing chemicals that have reduced toxicity and processes that produce less waste. He has published over a dozen books on the science and engineering of sustainability and has won numerous awards, including the Heinz Award (Environment), the Scientific American 50 Award, the Council of Scientific Society Presidents Leadership in Science Award, and the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Prize. Paul previously served in the White House in both the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations, where he held posts in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.