"Green Chemistry: a Path toward Sustainability,"
Dr. Judit Beagle, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry,
University of Dayton
Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area, where the research is guided by “The Twelve Principles” assembled by Anastas in 1998. Dr. Beagle’s research focuses on heterocyclic synthesis of organic molecules with application in green and pharmaceutical chemistry. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 5 years, where she gained a unique insight of the process of drug discovery and development. After returning to academia, my group’s research focused on the synthesis of new organic materials which can be applied in dye-sensitized solar cells, and others which can lead to the elimination of transition metal contamination from reaction mixtures and environmental samples. Furthermore, my group is involved in many collaborative efforts, where we continue the custom synthesis of biologically active molecules.