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Director of CEBC appointed to national committee

Friday, December 18, 2020

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled a team of researchers, economists, and industry experts this month. The team’s mission is to explore how targeted investments in research could be used to bolster the U.S. chemical economy.

Bala Subramaniam, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kansas and director of KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC), was invited to serve on this 14-member committee.

Several areas will shape the committee’s discussions as they convene over the coming months. For example, they will consider the return on prior investments in chemical research, environmental sustainability issues and diversity of the workforce.

The committee's final report will recommend scientific priorities for funders, educators, researchers and industry professionals.

LEARN MORE:

https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/enhancing-the-us-chemical-economy-through-investments-in-fundamental-research-in-the-chemical-sciences



CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations
 

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

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