Activation Energy is a podcast series that explores the role the chemical industry will play in tackling the world's most pressing health and environmental challenges
Introduction to Topic 1: Green Chemistry
I speak with Dr. Judy Giordan, managing director of EcosVC, about sustainability in the chemical industry.
I speak with Dr. of Zymergen and Beyond Benign about sustainability in the chemical industry.
I speak with Dr. Greg Newbloom, the founder and CEO of Membrion, about his career, company, and interest in green chemistry.
I speak with Dr. Tina Tosukhowong of PTT Global Chemical’s corporate venture arm about her career and stance on sustainability.
I speak with Dr. Boyd Davis, a metallurgy and process development expert, about green chemistry’s impact on various industries.
I speak with Dr. Nilesh Shah, the former Global R&D Director at Dow Chemical about sustainability and circular economy.
Introduction to Topic 2: Intersection of Water & Chemistry
I speak with Dr. Anders Hallsby of Mazarine Ventures about water treatment technologies and trends .
I speak with Dr. Frank Slejko about water treatment in various industries, incumbent technologies, and innovations.
Introduction to Topic 3: Innovation in the Chemical Industry
I speak with Dr. Judy Giordan, Chemical Angel Network cofounder, about Innovation.
I speak with Sebastian Alamillo-Falkenberg of KPM Accelerate about the tough-tech ecosystem and resources available for science-based startups.
William Provine of The Innovation Space shares his thoughts on innovation in the chemical industry and the support ecosystem that exists for science-based startups.
I speak with Nikhil Kalane of PwC India about the current state of the global chemical industry.
I speak with Rajiv Banavali, the Senior Vice President of science and innovation at WestRock, the second largest American packaging company.
Introduction to Topic 4: Chemical Education
I speak with Dr. Judy Giordan of ecosVC about education, talent development, and diversity in the chemical industry.
The Chemical Angel Network is pleased to announce the first closing of CAN Fund I. The inaugural fund is the first in an expected series of member investment funds. The fund will now begin making investments in early-stage startups focused on chemistry and material innovations.