pus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association’s Board of Directors, and the Council on Government Relations’ Working Groups on Research Security and Export Control. He coauthored Hazardous Waste Management at Educational Institutions, Infectious and Medical Waste Management, and The Environmental Compliance Guide for Colleges and Universities. He co-edited Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization in Laboratories. He previously served on two subcommittees of the committee that wrote the 1995 Prudent Practices in the Laboratory. He has a B.S. and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Levi T. Thompson is currently the Richard Balzhiser Professor of Chemical Engineering. Other honors and awards include the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award, Dow Chemical Good Teaching Award, College of Engineering Service Excellence Award, and Harold Johnson Diversity Award. He is cofounder, with his wife Maria, of T/J Technologies, a developer of nanomaterials for advanced batteries and fuel cells. He is also consulting editor for the AIChE Journal, and a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems (National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center at the University of Illinois) and AIChE Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council. Professor Thompson earned his B.ChE. from the University of Delaware, and M.S.E. degrees in chemical engineering and nuclear engineering, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Research in Professor Thompson’s group focuses primarily on defining relationships between the structure, composition, and function of nanostructured catalytic and electrochemical materials. In addition, he has distinguished himself in the use of micromachining and self-assembly methods to fabricate microreactor, hydrogen production, and micro-fuel cell systems. Professor Thompson leads a large multidisciplinary team developing compact devices to convert gasoline and natural resources into hydrogen. Recently, he was appointed founding director of the Hydrogen Energy Technology Laboratory.
Leyte Winfield is a synthetic organic chemist employed as a chemistry professor at Spelman College. She has experience in academic, industrial, and military laboratories. From the combined experiences she has gained knowledge of diverse procedures relating to laboratory operation and safety. Her experimental background encompasses both instrumental and synthetic techniques. Dr. Winfield arrived at Spelman College in August 2003 following the completion of a postdoctoral position at Florida A&M University. While at Florida A&M, she focused on the design and synthesis of compounds targeted to the inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Prior to this training, she completed her doctorate at the University of New Orleans. Her tenure at the University of New Orleans afforded her the opportunity to design and synthesize dopamine reuptake inhibitor analogs for potential cocaine abuse therapeutics. As an assistant professor of chemistry, Dr. Winfield is currently involved in the development of an organic chemistry laboratory manual. In addition, her current research involves the development of novel COX-2 inhibitors specifically targeted at inducing apoptosis in cancer cells.