John Warner is involved in all aspects of the chemistry and materials enterprises.
DOING Chemistry: As an Industrial Chemist, John has over 300 patents and received the Perkin Medal in 2014. He has been on several industrial advisory boards and is currently Senior Vice President of Chemistry and Distinguished Research Fellow Of Green Chemistry and Sustainability at Zymergen.
INVENTING Chemistry: As an entrepreneur, John was named a Lemelson Ambassador by the Lemelson Foundation and the AAAS in 2016 and was featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Inventive Minds Exhibit. His inventions have served as the foundation of 5 new companies: The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, an invention factory. Collaborative Aggregates, recycled asphalt pavement technologies. Ambient Photonics, low light photovoltaics. Hairprint, green chemistry hair color restoration. And Collaborative Medicinal Development, an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) therapy. In 2017 the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Technical University of Berlin named the John Warner Center for Start-Ups in Green Chemistry in his honor.
MANAGING chemistry: As an active participant in chemical policy programs, John has served in leadership roles on a number of governmental initiatives and committees. He testified and provided Written Testimony to the House Science Committee for HR 2051 “The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act” which passed the House and Senate and enacted as law in January 2021. He currently serves as the Strategic Advisor for the Australian EPA in Victoria. In 2016 his thoughts on Chemical Hazards Testing was a cover piece in the Journal Nature.
LEARNING Chemistry: As a Full Professor of Chemistry and Plastics Engineering, John has 100 publications and received the PAESMEM Award from President George Bush in 2004. In his pioneering efforts to reform chemistry education he helped create the world’s first PhD program in Green Chemistry, and cofounded the non-profit chemistry education organization Beyond Benign. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry at Monash University and Global chair for the University of Bath.
John is passionate in his quest to change the way we do, learn, invent and manage chemistry in order to create a sustainable future with reduced impact on human health and the environment. He has spoken around the world to audiences ranging from non-technical community groups to industrial chemists.
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