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.