Reducing a lab's environmental impact: Christian Schäfer, PhD.

"Even though I'm not blowing up things anymore in lab, the thirteen-year-old me is still interested"

Learn how Christian's passions in chemistry have changed from setting things on fire and creating controlled explosions to working to reduce the environmental impact of chemical reactions.


Christian Schäfer, PhD, Lecturer and Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston

Christian Schäfer is a chemist passionate about introducing students to organic and green chemistry. As a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, he is exploring the development of greener transformations for organic chemistry. His current research focus is on methods for catalytic hydrogenation in water. He studied chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt and University Bordeaux 1, obtained his PhD from the University of Strasbourg and did post-doctoral work at U. Mass. Boston.

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