- Environmentally-Benign Chemicals and Materials
The quest for safer substitutes and alternatives to our current chemicals can only be advanced if those
substitutes are designed and brought into existence by scientists and engineers. (more)
- Water Treatment Technologies for Developing Communities
The World Health Organization, in its Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report, estimates that 1.1 billion people do not have access to an improved water supply. The quality of drinking water and sanitation services is directly linked to human health. (more)
- Policy Design in Advancing Sustainability
Policy at the regional, national, and global scale impacts the generation and dissemination of innovative technologies to advance sustainability. Policies that drive sustainability through leap-frog technologies in an industrially globalized world will be imperative to address the current environmental, economic and social contrasts between the developed and developing world. (more)
- Corporate Environmental Behavior
There are a number of motivators of corporate environmental behavior, including costs, customer demand, profitability, corporate or industry culture, geography, competitive environment, technological capability, and government interventions. However, motivations are not the same for all companies and facilities in regard to their environmentally- or socially-responsible behavior. (more)
Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology, 2012 – present.
Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Science and Technology, 2010 – 2012.
Guest Editor, Environmental Science and Technology, "The World's Water" special issue published June 15, 2008.
Editorial Board, Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, January 2007 – present.
Editorial Board, Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Development: Energy, Environment, and Health, September 2006 – present.
Government Advisory Committees and Committee Memberships
Member, Green Ribbon Science Panel, Department of Toxic Substances Control, State of California, 2009 – present.
Witness, House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, draft legislation – "Electronic Waste Research Development Act of 2009", February 11, 2009.
Conference/Association Advisory Committees
Organizing Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry: Renewable carbon and Eco-efficient Processes (ISGC-2), Poitiers, France, May 21 – 24, 2013.
Member, Science Advisory Board, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, 2011 – present.
Member, Selection Committee, Ontario Research Chairs in Green Chemistry and Engineering, Council of Ontario Universities, Ontario, Canada, 2010.
Member, NSF US-Japan Workshop on Industrial Ecology/Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainable Infrastructure Materials, Sapparo, Japan, 2009.
Member, Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Institute, Factor 10 Engineering (10xE), 2009 – present.
Steering Committee, International Conference and Workshop on Sustainable Green Building Design And Construction, Cairo, Egypt, March 8-11, 2009.
Programming Committee, Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, 2003-2007.
Organizing Committee, International Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, 2003-2004.
Member, Governing Board, Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, 2010 – present.
Chair, Green Chemistry and Engineering Subdivision, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society, January 2007 – January 2008.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Engineers without Borders (EwB)