Sustainable solutions to our nation’s material and energy needs must consider environmental, health, and social impacts while developing new technologies. Building a framework to support interdisciplinary interactions and incorporate sustainability goals into the research and development process will benefit green chemistry and other sciences. This paper explores the contributions that diverse disciplines can provide to the design of greener technologies. These interactions have the potential to create technologies that simultaneously minimize environmental and health impacts by drawing on the combined expertise of students and faculty in chemical sciences, engineering, environmental health, social sciences, public policy, and business.
May 10, 2012
Iles, A. and Mulvihill, M. (2012). Collaboration Across Disciplines for Sustainability: Green Chemistry as an Emerging Multi-stakeholder Community. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(11): 56435649.