Terrance Collins

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    • Organization:Carnegie Mellon
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      TERRENCE (TERRY) J. COLLINS, Ph.D., is the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University where he has taught since 1987. Professor Collins is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry. He is the director of the Institute for Green Science at CMU and also an honorary professor at and distinguished alumnus of the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Among his many research awards is the 1998 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Terry Collins has invented small molecule catalysts that activate natural oxidants such as hydrogen peroxide to clean water of numerous pollutants and pathogens. He developed the first university course in Green Chemistry starting in 1992, a course that is now forming the basis of a free on-line course in green chemistry that is under development. Collins writes and lectures widely about the importance and promise of chemists turning their prodigious inventive talents towards eliminating hazards from chemical products and pr

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