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ASAP
Advancing Sustainability through Action on Plastics

ASAP

ADVANCING  SUSTAINABILITY  through  ACTION  on  PLASTICS

Dr. Susannah L. Scott

Mellichamp Chair

Sustainable Catalytic Processing

To address the growing plastics crisis the Mellichamp Initiative has fostered the creation of ASAP, an interdisciplinary task force of chemical engineers, life cycle specialists, and social scientists, to invent and distribute technological solutions to the plastics problem. The Center for Advancing Sustainability via Action on Plastics (ASAP) advances the science, technology, and policy needed to create value from used plastics in environmentally and socially responsible ways, accelerating the transition to a circular plastic economy, and allowing the world to continue to benefit from plastics, while preventing widespread contamination of the natural environment. The founder and principal investigator of ASAP, Mellichamp Chair Dr. Susannah L. Scott, uses her chemical engineering expertise to explore the science of polymer upcycling while also orchestrating the integration of social science, techno-economic analysis, and life cycle analysis into the scientific and engineering solutions pursued by the center.

ASAP LEADERSHIP

KEY TEAM MEMBERS

ERIC MASANET

Mellichamp Chair

 Emerging Technologies

Prof. of Bren School Professor of Environmental Science & Management

ROLAND GEYER

Professor of Bren School Professor of Environmental Science & Management

MAHDI-ABU OMAR

Mellichamp Chair

Green Chemistry

Prof. of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Prof. of Chemical Engineering

RONALD RICE

Arthur N. Rupe Chair Professor of Communications

EXECUTIVE

SUSANNAH SCOTT

Mellichamp Chair

Sustainable Catalytic Processing

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professor of Chemical Engineering

LIFE CYCLE LEAD

SANGWAN SUH

Director of CLiCC Program

Professor of Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

RECENT PLASTICS PUBLICATIONS
Degradation Rates of Plastics in the Environment

Ali Chamas, Hyunjin Moon, Jiajia Zheng, Yang Qiu, Tarnuma Tabassum, Jun Hee Jang, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Susannah L. Scott, Sangwon Suh."Degradation Rates of Plastics in the Environment",ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, xx,xxx-xxx.

Structure-performance correlations of cross-linked boronic acid polymers as adsorbents for recovery of fructose from glucose-fructose mixtures

Guido Schroer, Jeff Deischter, Tobias Zensen, Jan Kraus, Ann-Christin Poppler, Long Qi, Susannah Scott."Structure-performance correlations of cross-linked boronic acid polymers as adsorbents for recovery of fructose from glucose-fructose mixtures",Green. Chem., 2020, 22,550-562.

Site-averaged kinetics for catalysts on amorphous supports: an importance learning algorithm

Craig A. Vandervelden, Salman A. Khan, Susannah L. Scott, Baron Peters. "Site-averaged kinetics for catalysts on amorphous supports: an importance learning algorithm",React. Chem. Eng., 2020, 5,77-86.

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