The Institute for Green Science, led by Terry Collins, the Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry, has been established as a research, education and development center in which a holistic approach to green or sustainable chemistry is being developed, focused on pollution reduction. Research programs are evolving around the scientific and technological development of TAML® hydrogen peroxide activators, extensively patented, trademarked and commercialized by Carnegie Mellon University.
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- An expanded interview on the relative merits of gas vs. renewable energy. (Gas Rush Stories Extra: Renewable Energy Experts, December 2012)
- International Collaboration of Green Scientists, Including Carnegie Mellon's Terry Collins, Proposes Safety Testing System for Development of New Chemicals (Press Release, December 7, 2012)
See also: The Amazing TiPED Team
- Terry Collins answers questions on the gas rush with other sustainability experts. (part 13 of the Gas Rush Stories, December 2012)
- Yes: Food labels would let consumers make informed choices (Environmental Health News, November 2012)
- "Toward a Sustainable 21st Century: Pesticides Conference" Pete Myers gives keynote on how green chemistry might
avoid the hazards of endocrine disruptors.
- What's CO2 Got To Do With It? Graduate student Longzhu Shen created the CO2 fence installation at CMU's ArtPark Lab. It uses environmentally-friendly lighting to illustrate the rise and fall of carbon dioxide levels in the Earth's atmosphere over the past 800,000 years. (Carnegie Mellon homepage story, Spring 2012)
- Rapid, Biomimetic Degradation in Water of the Persistent Drug Sertraline by TAML Catalysts and Hydrogen Peroxide, (Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP, Publication Date (Web): August 9, 2011)
- Terry Collins interviewed on Healthy Friday [.mp3] (Healthy Friday on WXXI, Rochester, NY, November 19, 2010)
- Designing Green Oxidation Catalysts for Purifying Environmental Waters (J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP, Publication Date (Web): June 21, 2010)
- Design of More Powerful Iron-TAML Peroxidase Enzyme Mimics (Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS ASAP: DOI: 10.1021/ja9086837, November 24, 2009)
- VeruTEK Technologies Announces Cooperative Agreement with Carnegie Mellon University Technology Start-Up, Green Ox Catalysts [.pdf] (VeruTEK Technologies, Inc. press release, April 17, 2009)
- There’s Something in the Water...and It Shouldn't Be There (EcoHearth, March 24, 2009)
- How to Go Green: Terry Collins Offers Expert Advice (Carnegie Mellon homepage story, January 2009)
The Heinz Center's Horizons@Heinz event was held on February 1st at the University Club in Washington, DC, on the topic of advancing green chemistry — the design of safe chemical products that can eliminate the use of harmful substances in manufacturing processes with the goal of reducing the impacts of toxic chemicals on human and environmental health.
The event featured Dr. Pete Myers, Heinz Center Board of Trustees Chair-Elect, and CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health; Dr. Terry Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry, Director for the Institute of Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz Center Trustee; and Dr. John Warner, co-founder of the Warner Babcock Institute. View video this from Horizons@Heinz Event.
Recently the Institute for Green Science has developed an online course focused on green chemistry. A beta version of the course, An Introduction to Green Chemistry, is now available free of charge.