Terrence Collins
Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University

Terrence (Terry) J. Collins Ph.D., Hon FRSNZ, is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and the Director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (IGS: cmu.edu/igs and  greenscienceinstitute.org). He was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a citizen of both New Zealand and the United States. He holds numerous academic and public awards. His group created TAML® and NewTAML activators, small-molecule, functional replicas of the peroxidase enzymes that mimic and outperform the enzymes with myriad demonstrated uses. Dr. Collins y taught the first course in Green Chemistry and has been developing it iteratively since 1992. On the panel, he will commentate on the existential threats presented by low dose adverse effects of some everyday-everywhere chemicals and indicate how  materials science can avoid these to be a positive force in building a sustainable civilization.

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