Research Staff

Pedrag 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.

Qingshi Tu, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate


Qingshi Tu researches with Julie Zimmerman’s group, specifically investigating development and implementation of sustainable technologies via life cycle assessment (LCA), techno-economic analysis (TEA) and computational modeling approaches (e.g. agent-based modeling).

Megan O'Connor

Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 3rd year

Visiting Assistant in Research, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University

Tamara deWinter, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate


Tamara completed a B.Sc. Honours Degree in chemistry from the University of New Brunswick. She began performing research during her second year of undergraduate studies under the supervision of Professor Sean McGrady. For this project, she focusing on hydrogen storage material, synthesizing metal hydrides and studying their hydrogen storage ability and the regeneration of the spent hydrides.

Amanda Lounsbury

Ph.D Candidate, Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

Jason Lam, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate


Jason's research is primarily focused on optimizing various skeletal metal catalysts for electrocatalytic hydrogenation/hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived aromatics under mild conditions. His work also probed mechanisms of electrocatalytic aryl ether cleavage, a process with potential value for deoxygenation and lignin cleavage.

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.