Noted Environmental Chemist to Speak at Florida State in Honor of Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day, the Florida State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting a public lecture by noted environmental chemist Joseph J. Bozell, an internationally recognized expert on renewables for chemical production.

The lecture will take place:


3:30 P.M.

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Bozell’s lecture, “Biomass Conversion for Renewable Resources of Energy and Feedstocks,” is intended to appeal not only to chemists, but anyone interested in understanding how chemistry will help to shape a sustainable environmental future throughgreen manufacturing processes.

The lecture is the first annual Katherine B. Hoffman Endowed Lecture in Environmental Chemistry, made possible by a $50,000 gift from Florida State Professor Emerita Kitty Hoffman, who taught chemistry from 1940 to 1984. Each spring around Earth Day, the Hoffman Lecture will bring to campus a scientist of international renown to deliver a talk on environmental or sustainable chemistry.

“Dr. Bozell is an ideal choice for this first Hoffman lecture,” said Professor Bill Cooper, associate chair of the department. “He was trained as a classical synthetic organic chemist and has devoted his professional career to developing technologies for converting renewable, biomass-based materials into value-added products.”

In 1999, Bozell was a co-recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential Green Chemistry Award.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the atrium of the Chemical Sciences Laboratory.

CONTACT: William Cooper, professor of chemistry and biochemistry
(850) 644-6875;


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