John Warner, PhD – Dr. Warner founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in 2007 with Jim Babcock and Bill Kunzweiler. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Warner was a professor of Community Health and Sustainability and Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. From 1996 to 2003, he was a professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where he acted as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry between 2001 and 2003. Prior to that, Dr. Warner served as a senior research scientist and research group leader in exploratory and media research at the Polaroid Corporation. Dr. Warner is considered one of the founding fathers of Green Chemistry, and has worked extensively in the areas of semiconductor design, biodegradable plastics, personal care products, and polymeric photoresists. Dr. Warner holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Princeton University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He has published over 200 patents, papers, and books and is co-author of the seminal book Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. Dr. Warner is editor of Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews and associate editor of the journal Organic Preparations and Procedures International.