John has been a leader in chemicals management and policy development since the early 1990s. Through his experiences as an industrial chemist, academic, educator, and entrepreneur, he provides a unique insight into the dynamic requirements for adequate chemicals management and policy. John has been involved in the establishment and advisory of a number of initiatives, awards, and industrial boards to further green chemistry implementation and protection of human health and the environment. In the early 1990’s John served as a founding stakeholder for helping to design the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge.


Towards a sustainable 21st century

Heinz Center Presentation on April 4, 2012

GC3Webinar October 16, 2015

Interview on July 1, 2016 with Heidi Hutner

On Point episode with Tom Ashbrook October 29, 2007

online articles

selected publications

“Data and Computational Sciences Role in Green Chemistry”
Warner, John C. CIO Review 2016, February 08, 25-26.

“Green Chemistry and Innovation”
Warner, John C. in “Teaching and Learning about Sustainability” ACS Symposium Series 1205, 2015 79-85.

“Where We Should Focus Green Chemistry Efforts”
Warner, John C., Aldrichimica Acta 2015, 48(1) 29.

“Designing endocrine disruption out of the next generation of chemicals”
Schug, T. T.; Abagyan, R.; Blumberg, B.; Collins, T. J.; Crews, D.; DeFur, P. L.; Dickerson, S. M.; Edwards, T. M.; Gore, A. C.; Guillette, L. J.; Warner, John C., Green Chemistry 2013, 15(1), 181-198.

“Green Chemistry and The Pharmaceutical Industry: The Myths and Opportunities”
Cannon, Amy S.; Pont, Joseph L.; Warner, John C. in “Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry” Eds: Zhang, W. and Cue, B., John Wiley & Sons 2012.

“Concentration of Bisphenol A in Thermal Paper”
Mendum, Ted; Stoler, Emily; Van Benschoten, Helen; Warner, John C. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 2011, 4(1), 81-86.

“The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry”
Jessup, Phillip J.; Trakhtenverg, Sofia; Warner, John C., in “Innovations in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry: A Century of Achievements and Prospects for the New Mellenium” Eds. Flank, William H.; Abraham, Martin A.; Matthews, Michael A, ACS Symposium Series # 1000, 2009, 12, 401-436.

“Linking Hazard Reduction to Molecular Design: Teaching Green Chemical Design”
Anastas, Nicholas; Warner, John C. in “Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry” Ed. Levy, Irv ACS Symposium Series, 2009, 117-136.

“Green Chemistry: Terminology and Principles”
Peabody-Obrien, Karen, Myers, John Peterson, Warner, John Env. Health Perpectives, 2009, 117(9) A385-A386.

“Green Chemistry: Foundations in Cosmetic Sciences”
Cannon, Amy S.; Warner, John C. in Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetics Industry, Vol. 2, Lintner, K., Ed., William Andrew, 2009, 1-16.

“Green Chemistry Status and Future”
Warner, John C. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 2009, 2(1-2), 1.

“The Natural Evolution of Green Chemistry”
Warner, John C. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 2007, 2(1), 1.

“Green Chemistry and Sustainable Materials Design”
Warner, John C. Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Scientific Seminar Proceedings, Boston, MA 2006, 44-4.

“The Incorporation of Hazard Reduction as a Chemical Design Criterion in Green Chemistry”
Anastas, Nicholas; Warner, John C. J. Chem. Health and Safety 2005, 12(2), 9-13.
“Green Chemistry” Warner, John C.; Cannon, Amy S.; Dye, Kevin, J. Environmental Impact Assessment, 2004 24 775-799.

“Asking the Right Questions”
Warner, John C. J. Green Chem. 2004 6, G27.

“Introductory Overview of Green Chemistry”
Pyers, John E.; Whitfield, Justin; Warner, John C. Proceedings of First Indo-US Workshop on Green Chemistry, Delhi, India, (November 17-19, 2003), 2005, 10-13.