University of Michigan
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan has a long tradition of excellence in the chemical sciences. As the questions chemists ask have become more complex, the faculty have pushed the boundaries of traditional work in fundamental chemical sciences to the interface with other disciplines. Today our faculty are leading quests for cleaner energy sources, better battery technology, greener chemical production, improved biomedical diagnostics, and a host of other work that addresses fundamental challenges of national and global importance. They are driving improvements in the teaching of chemistry and expanding opportunities for STEM education for persons of all backgrounds. Our most significant Green Chem initiative involves a 3-week long lab experiment for the organic teaching labs where students design and execute a greener route to an assigned reaction product.
Chemistry B.S., Chemistry M.S., Chemistry, Ph.D.
One of our goals moving forward is to integrate green chemistry concepts into more courses within our curriculum.
Student-Designed Green Chemistry Experiment for a Large-Enrollment, Introductory Organic Laboratory Course, J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 2420–2425.