- Scientist Profiles: Professor Terry Collins: Interview by NESSE (Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers) (October 27, 2014)
- Documentary series focuses on environmental solutions, not problems (Pittsburgh City Paper, October 15, 2014)
- Professor Terry Collins on Green Chemistry (Radio New Zealand, July 8, 2014)
- Green Chemistry (Radio New Zealand, July 17, 2014)
- Experts (including Terry Collins) Identify the Greatest Challenges to the Future of Green Chemistry (Echochem blog, April 30, 2014)
- Sayam Sen Gupta's Mumbai NCL team, Mike Hendrich's CMU chemistry group
and the IGS collaborate on the identification and reactivity of a room
temperature stable iron(V)-oxo complex (Formation of a Room Temperature Stable FeV(O) Complex: Reactivity Toward Unactivated C-H Bonds, JACS communication)
- Maria Emelianenko's mathematics group at George Mason University collaborates with IGS to develop a new kinetics tool for analyzing the effectiveness and lifetimes of TAML activators (Estimation of rate constants in nonlinear reactions involving chemical inactivation of oxidation catalysts, J. Math. Chem.)
- CMU chemical engineers and IGS chemists collaborate to show that TAML activators, when incorporated into carbon/nafion inks and painted onto the surface of a glassy carbon electrode, act as long-lasting oxygen evolving elctrocatalysts (Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution with an Immobilized TAML Activator, JACS communication)
- Building the chemical dimension of a sustainable civilization: the Compass and the Code
Hear Professor Collins discuss his concepts for a Sustainability Compass and a Code of Sustainability Ethics. (GLGCN/MGCC Green Chemistry Webinar: December 11, 2013)
- Graduate student Matthew DeNardo has received one of four 2013 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry
- Collins Named Fellow of the American Chemical Society (Press Release, September 12, 2013)
- Giving screening the green light
By working with toxicologists while they're designing new compounds, chemists can avoid problems further down the chain (Chemistry World, September 27, 2013)(download pdf)
- Terry Collins—Green Chemistry Leader
Echochem, The Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Event, is presenting an interview with Terry Collins in the run up before the conference in November. (September 30, 2013)
- A new paper in the Journal of Clean Production calls for the submission of manuscripts to a special issue on systematic leadership toward sustainability. The authors are members of the Alliance for Strategic Sustainable Development, which is headquartered at the Blekinge Institute for Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Green Science is a founding institution.
"Systematic leadership towards sustainability", Göran Broman, Karl-Henrik Robèrt, George Basile, Tobias Larsson, Rupert Baumgartner, Terry Collins, Donald Huisingh, Journal of Cleaner Production (2013)
- TAML activators perform oxidative catalysis when hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is made in situ by the glucose oxidase enzyme/dioxygen/D-glucose: banana extract can be used instead of glucose.
J. A. Miller, L. Alexander, D. I. Mori, A. D. Ryabov, T. J. Collins, "In situ Enzymatic Generation of H2O2 from O2 for use in Oxidative Bleaching and Catalysis by TAML Activators", New J. Chem. in press, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00525A
- Researchers in the IGS show that TAML/peroxide with surfactants can readily decompose some of the most persistent toxic residual contaminants of the nitroaromatic explosives industry.
TAML Activator /Peroxide Catalyzed Facile Oxidative Degradation of the Persistent Explosives Trinitrotoluene and Trinitrobenzene in Micellar Solutions, Soumen Kundu, Arani Chanda, Sushil K. Khetan, Alexander D. Ryabov, and Terrence J. Collins, Environmental Science and Technology, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (10), pp 5319–5326, DOI: 10.1021/es400062
- Carnegie Mellon-Developed Chemicals That Break Down Water Contaminants Pass Safety Test
Study Finds That TAML® Activators Don't Interfere With Development of Zebrafish Embryos (Press Release, July 22, 2013)
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.