Paul Anastas

Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering; Teresa and H. John Heinz III professor in the practice of chemistry for the environment, Yale University

Paul Anastas trained as a synthetic organic chemist, earning his PhD at Brandeis. Focusing on sustainability science and moving among academia, industry and government, he established the field of green chemistry, articulating its principles in books that include Benign by Design and Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (John Warner, co-author). He served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 1999-2004 and as the Assistant Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development and Science Advisor to the EPA 2009-12 before returning to Yale. Email: Web: