People

Director
Paul Anastas's picture Paul Anastas, Ph.D

Director
Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment



Paul T. Anastas is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment. He has appointments  in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition, Prof. Anastas serves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale.

Deputy Director
Julie B. Zimmerman's picture Julie B. Zimmerman, Ph.D

Deputy Director

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Professor in School of Engineering & Applied Science
Professor in School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Senior Staff
Karolina Mellor's picture Karolina Mellor, Ph.D

Program Manager



Dr. Karolina Mellor comes to the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering with almost 9 years of biotech academic and professional experience. At the Center, Karolina manages research and education projects and actively promotes the Center’s activity by leading educational efforts and translating research into teaching tools to educate diverse audiences in green chemistry and sustainability. Dr Mellor is an expert in online/traditional teaching and instructional design and workshop development.

Research Staff
Hanno Erythropel's picture Hanno Erythropel, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate



Hanno's research focuses on the better understanding the health implications of “vaped” e-cigarette liquid by determining what kind of chemical transformation occur. Hanno is also doing organic synthesis with a particular focus on the chemistry of C-glycosides.

Predrag Petrovic's picture Predrag Petrovic, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate



He joined Prof. Anastas’ group in August 2017, where he continues the work on the modelling the possible structure of the Co-dppe catalyst. He also uses computational tools, mostly available in (but not limited to) the Gaussian software package, to help solve problems posed by the experimental studies in Prof. Anastas’ group. His main focus is to set a foundation for the methodology that will help safer chemical and procedures design and comply with the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry by using existing computational tools.

Mahlet Garedew's picture Mahlet Garedew, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate



Mahlet’s Ph.D. research work at Michigan State University focused on converting components of plant matter such as lignin to energy dense transportation fuel and value-added intermediates using pyrolysis as a depolymerization process and electrocatalysis upgrading method. More specifically, investigating the effectiveness of a ruthenium catalyst in improving energy content and stability of phenolic compounds derived from lignin degradation. She is a recipient of the highly competitive YIBS (Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies) Fellowship.

Students
Mark Falinski's picture Mark Falinski

Ph.D Student, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University

Laurene Petitjean's picture Laurene Petitjean

Ph.D Candidate
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University

Lauren Pincus's picture Lauren Pincus

Ph.D Student, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Holly Rudel's picture Holly Rudel

Holly is a first year in the Zimmerman lab researching the correlation between structure and function in nanoscale metal-oxides.

Camrynn Fausey's picture Camrynn Fausey, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University



Cammie is a fourth-year in both Professor Elimelech and Professor Zimmerman’s research groups in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University.

Alina Rodriguez's picture Alina Rodriguez, B.S.

Candidate for Master of Environmental Science, 2019

Mary Kate Mitchell Lane's picture Mary Kate Mitchell Lane

Ph.D Student, Chemical & Environmental Engineering