Nanomaterials and the environment: Peter Byrley, PhD.

"I wanted to make connections that other people wouldn't"

Getting to be a scientist lets Peter study nanomaterials and their effect on public health and environment.


Peter Byrley, PhD. Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry, Contracted with US EPA

Peter Byrley specializes in nanomaterials and emerging technologies. A contract postdoctoral researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency, he focuses on how nanomaterials can replace older materials in a safe and sustainable way while providing benefits inherent to their unique properties. Dr. Byrley holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) where he focused on the creation of flexible electronics at the nanoscale using sustainable processes. Dr. Byrley is also passionate about educating people on how new technologies could impact their everyday lives. While at UCR, he won the statewide Grad Slam competition for his talk, "Renewable Nanopower: The New Age of Earth Abundant Electronics" and served as a University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow.

Check out Dr. Byrley's website here.

Follow him on Twitter: @peterbyrley

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