2015 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

Date:  November 03, 2015  -  November 04, 2015
Location: University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Advancing toward a Safer and Sustainable Future

The 2015 MichiganUniversity of Michigan North Campus Research Complex “GreenUp” Conference was hosted by the University of Michigan at the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor, Michigan. GreenUp, the Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, is designed to be a valuable experience for sharing information, networking, and learning. Green chemistry and engineering can help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, increase safety, and gain a competitive edge. 
Chemists, engineers, industry executives, educators, students, entrepreneurs, decision makers, policymakers, and anyone interested in innovation and sustainability in Michigan had the opportunity to hear from leading experts and share solutions to “GreenUp” Michigan through green chemistry and engineering. 

Conference Program and Agenda



Green Chemistry Perspectives

Green Pathways to Organics and Nanomaterials: Sustainable Applications of Nano-Catalysts
Dr. Rajender S. Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)

Green Chemistry in Policy and Practice

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 prevent to scale
Daniel Schoonmaker, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Safer Chemicals Policy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice Program
Bridget Williams, U.S. EPA

Green Energy Technology

Design principals for green energy storage systems
Maryam Arbabzadeh, University of Michigan

Electrodeposition of crystalline Si Nanowires at low temperatures
Luyao Ma, University of Michigan

Hydration and the Mechanical properties of anion exchange membranes for fuel cells
Matthew Liberatore, University of Toledo

Industry Partnership for K-12 Green Chemistry Education

Green Chemistry Connections: Inspiring students with innovation
Kaitlyn Babcock, Steelcase, and Kate Anderson, Beyond Benign

Bio-materials in Michigan

Bio-Based materials for sustainable production and a circular economy
Silvia Leahu-Aluas, Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting

Farm-to-Factory: Manufactured bio-based materials in Michigan and beyond
Valerie Brugeman and Joshua Cregger, Center for Automotive Research

Green Technology Development

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


For more Green Chemistry information, visit www.michigan.gov/greenup.