2015 Mellichamp Sustainability Fellows

David Fisher

David Fisher     Organic molecules containing nitrogen are prevalent in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, petrochemical and pigment industries. Not surprisingly, chemists spend a considerable amount of time and resources on the synthesis of amines.

Abel Gustafson

Abel Gustafson   

The proposed project for Summer 2015 has three components:

John K. Henske

John K. Henske, Chemical Engineering. Renewable chemicals derived from plant biomass (stems, stocks, and leaves, mainly composed of cellulose and lignin) are attractive sustainable alternatives to petroleum-­based products.

Ying Wang

Ying Wang   The rapid development of carbonaceous nanomaterials (CNMs) will lead to increasingly high levels of CNMs in the environment.

Zhixun Wang

Zhixun Wang    Chemical processes converting ubiquitous C-H bonds and especially those of non-acidic ones into synthetically useful functional C-Y bonds, known as C-H functionalization/activation, offer highly attractive and inherently sustainable means to the synthesis of functional chemicals for various industrial applications

Zoe Welch
Graduate Student
Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Zoe Welch    My project utilizes the important N-fixing bacteria Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110 as a putative indicato