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 provides a forum to present business proposals to a network of highly qualified and experienced accredited investors who are interested in providing funding, mentorship, contacts, and technical expertise to support deserving companies