Dorgan awarded NSF Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials award

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 18, 2013 – Colorado School of Mines Chemical & Biological Engineering Professor John Dorgan recently received an award as part of the National Science Foundation’s Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials (SusChEM) initiative, investing $49 million in 101 groups of scientists and engineers.

SusChEM focuses on aspects of chemistry, engineering and materials in sustainable research. The initiative aims to support the discovery of new science and engineering that will provide a supply of safe, stable and sustainable chemicals and materials to meet future global demand.

"NSF is proud to be able to support these investigators who not only propose cutting-edge science but also portray a strong commitment to preparing a diverse STEM workforce dedicated to addressing critical needs in global sustainability," said Jackie Gervay-Hague, director of the Chemistry Division in the NSF’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. "These are the scientists who will endeavor to make the world a better place for future generations."

To learn more and see the entire list of lead investigators for the SusChEM awards, visit the NSF website.



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