Karolina Mellor, Ph.D.

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Program Director

The Global Green Chemistry Innovation and Network Program

BS (Microbiology) – Technical University of Lodz/Ghent University, Poland/Belgium- 2005

MSc (Biotechnology) – Technical University of Lodz, Poland - 2007

PhD (Molecular Biology) - University of Virginia, USA - 2013

Dr. Karolina Mellor comes to the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering with a decade of biotech academic and professional experience.  Before coming to Yale, she received her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Virginia for her work in molecular biology.

While at UVA, Dr. Mellor also had the opportunity to work at the UVA Innovation Licensing and Ventures Group - a technology transfer office - where she assisted as a primary business development professional for technologies developed at the university. As part of that position, she explored the commercial potential of technologies, assessed technology markets and evaluated patent strategies. She represented and actively promoted technologies developed by the university and served as a liaison between industry and science.

At the Center, Karolina oversees outreach, education and green chemistry implementation projects. She 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.