Marc Hillmyer

Marc Hillmyer

What’s the change you’re trying to bring about in the world? Plastics come from finite reserves of petroleum and natural gas and are essentially non-degradable. They cause environmental damage – and tremendous value is typically lost after short one-time use. This is...
Lee Penn

Lee Penn

What’s the best part of IonE? A big part of my work at the university involves collaborations with other research groups. We have the good fortune of wonderful collaborators from the departments of Earth Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Civil,...
John Gulliver

John Gulliver

What does “the environment” mean to you? I work in stormwater treatment, which is removing pollutants from stormwater runoff. We hope to clean up that runoff before it enters our lakes and streams. To me, the environment is where we live. It is the source of all...
Eray Aydil

Eray Aydil

What is the change you’re trying to bring about in the world? I conduct research on solar cells to convert sunlight into electricity. And I’m dreaming of a day when we produce all electricity using renewable sources, from wind and sunlight, without emitting gasses...
Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

Why do you care about the environment? In my work, I look at how the chemicals we all use break down in the environment. I want people to understand that everyday choices affect water quality, and I’m trying to ensure that everyone has clean water by making sure we...
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