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Finding safer alternatives to PFASs (poly and perfluoroalkyl substances) in the carpet and rug and packaging sectors of industry, through our 2020, Greener Solutions graduate course and our Greener Partnerships intern program. See more on this EPA Pollution Prevention project.

Drafting a PFASs alternatives scoping and policy tool with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

Developing and testing a method for removal of PFASs from recycled carpet with XT Green LLC.

Helping Sway develop a biodegradable, algae-based thin film (LDPE) for single-use bags for Walmart, CVS, and Target.

Testing formulae for PFAS-free household product packaging for Method and the USDA.

Documenting five alternative chemical assessment investigations as case studies for the second in a series of textbooks for Elsevier. Four of these case studies focus on PFASs.

Mentoring undergraduate peer instructors of the UC Berkeley DeCal course, Chem98 in spring and fall semesters.

Developing a green chemistry teaching module for a sustainable chemical engineering certificate program at UC Berkeley.

Completing a three-year project on safer stereolithography resins for the US EPA Pollution Prevention program, including a design of an innovative chemical hazard assessment scorecard.

Finalizing a case-study textbook for Elsevier based on work done in the Greener Solutions course from 2012-2018. This is a first in a series of books, due for publication in 2021.

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