As a prolific inventor with over 300 patents in diverse industries, Dr. John Warner believes that “chemistry is the solution, not the problem.”
The world’s increasing demand for energy, clean water, food, medicine, and technology can only be solved by scientific innovation. Green chemistry provides scientists with the tools to invent responsibly. In 2016, John was named an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador for his many inventions. Learn about some of them:
For a detailed list of John Warner’s inventions including flame retardants, recycling technologies, and solar energy, check out his complete patent list.
Invention with Intention
This presentation by Dr. John Warner discusses the necessary efforts that the chemical enterprises must undertake to maximize our ability to invent the future sustainably (July 2021).
In this interview, John is featured in the Smithsonian’s ‘Inventive Minds’ exhibit and discusses the creation of functional, cost-effective, and environmentally benign processes (August 2017).
As a 2016-2017 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, John shares his story, introduces his inventions, and discusses their impact in solving global challenges (August 2016).
The Science Behind Hairprint
In this video, Dr. John Warner explains the science behind Hairprint, how it actions on hair by mimicking the natural hair coloring process and restoring the hair’s natural pigment (January 2016).
The Right Chemistry
In the article ‘The Right Chemistry: Father of green chemistry tackles haircolouring’ at Montreal Gazette, the story and science behind one of Dr. John Warner’s inventions in natural haircolouring is highlighted (August 2015).
Greener Construction Materials
In this press release, the commercial availability of Delta S™ is announced. This renewable additive invented by John reduces costs while reducing paving temperatures needed for optimal performance (June 2015).
Saving the Ocean Through Sneakers
In the article ‘How adidas Plans to Save the Ocean Through Sneakers’, the development of the adidas Ultra Boost is highlighted. The sneaker was created with the help with Dr. John Warner using recycled ocean plastics and gillnests as constituents (July 2015).