Career of the Month: An Interview with Green Product Chemist Andy Chen by: Megan Sullivan

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Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce, recycle, or eliminate the use of generation of hazardous substances. The fundamental idea of green chemistry is that the designer of a chemical is responsible for considering what will happen to the world after the product is introduced. Nike product chemist Andy Chen uses green chemistry to develop materials for apparel, equipment, and footwear that are healthy for workers, consumers, and the environment.

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Publication Date
11/1/2007

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  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:32 AM

A green chemist develops products that are safe for the environment and that can be recycled or will be biodegradable in a landfill. This interview is with a person how uses science and works for Nike to develop clothing, gear and footwear that is safe for our environment. In an effort to support life on Earth the green movement has influenced many areas of life. Reading the overview of this man’s day and job satisfaction of this chemist shows how a career in science can be both interesting and rewarding.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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