Green Chemistry Forges Path Forward

Adelina Voutchkova and Paul Wahlbeck sitting in chairs on stage and talking, with the Columbian College logo behind them
December 06, 2021

For manufacturers who mass produce everything from shampoos to industrial solvents using synthetic chemicals, making the switch to design safer, more eco-friendly chemicals is daunting. Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, an associate professor of chemistry and co-director of GW’s Environmental Green Chemistry Graduate Program, is taking the lead to address those challenges in the classroom and through her National Science Foundation-funded research to devise an environmentally safe process for converting wood into chemicals.