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Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs
from Stanford University and his B.S. from the University of Oregon. He received a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on analytical and surface chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Hutchison conducts research on gold nanoparticles and self-assembled monolayers. He is also very involved in green chemistry curriculum development and recently directed the renovation of a green chemistry organic laboratory at the University of Oregon. Professor Hutchison has received several awards and honors including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and the NSF CAREER Award.
Andrea Larson is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School teaching in the MBA program and in Executive Education in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable business. Sustainable business is a “triple bottom line” approach by corporations incorporating economic, social, and environmental performance considerations into operations and strategy. Building upon earlier research in entrepreneurship, alliances, and network organizations, her current research, teaching, and curriculum development focuses on innovation by companies engaged in sustainable business as a strategic and competitive advantage. She holds a PhD from Harvard University, awarded jointly by the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Pamela G. Marrone is the Chairman and Founder of AgraQuest, Inc., a firm she founded that has a portfolio of proprietary natural-product pesticide discoveries and products. Marrone has substantial management expertise in startup and multi-international biotechnology firms. Before this endeavor, Marrone was president of Entotech, a subsidiary of Novo Nordisk, and senior group leader of insect control at Monsanto Agricultural Company. She received her PhD degree in entomology from the North Carolina State University. She served on the NRC Committee on the Future Role of Pesticides in Agriculture (study published in 2000) and her company won the Presidential Green Chemistry award in 2003.
Frankie Wood-Black is the Director, Business Services for Downstream Technology, ConocoPhillips. In this position, she has responsibility for those business functions—finance, business analysis, training, and assets for Downstream Technology. Prior to this position, Frankie was the Technology Services Marketing Manager for Phillips, and was responsible for in-sourcing research and development activities into the Bartlesville Technical Center. Before that she was Quality Assurance Team Leader at the Borger Refinery and NGL Center. Wood-Black began her career with ConocoPhillips in 1989 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, as a research scientist