1 Innovation Way Newark DE 19711 US

email: contact@desustainablechem.org

Tel: (302) 697-1623

Dedicated to encouraging sustainable innov​ation through chemistry

past members

Patrick Walker, McCarter & English

Mark Thompson, DuPont, USA

Don Mueller, Intellectual Assets

Richard  Chapas, H2ope Biofuels

John Bard

John Riley

Seetha Coleman Kammula, Simply Sustain

Tracy Shickel, GreenKite Marketing

Erin Doherty, Solenis

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Lori Palmer, Trellist Marketing & Technologies (past President & Chairwoman)

Robert Giraud, Chemours, Inc.

Ray Miller, Verdezyne

An outstanding group of thought leaders in the greater Delaware region is dedicated to the Alliance's ideals. The members of the Board of Directors bring vast experience in developing, implementing and transferring sustainable technology approaches in a range of industries, large and small, in the US and abroad. The composition of the group of Strategic Advisors demonstrates the depth of Delaware's commitment to the Alliance's mission and vision.

board of directors

President & Chairperson

Bryan Tracy, Elcriton


Barbara de Haven, Delaware Economic Development Office


Tracy Morgan, North Star Strategies

founding board

DESCA's founding Board of Directors:

Front, left to right: Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Kmiec,   Lori Palmer.

Back, left to right: Patrick Walker, John Riley,             John Bard, Don Mueller, Richard Chapas. Unavailable for photo: Tracy Shickel.


Formed in 2010, the DE Sustainable Chemistry Alliance is dedicated to encouraging sustainable innovation through chemistry throughout the greater Delaware and Northeast region. It's mission is to foster clean tech innovation through chemistry among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Working with thought leaders in industry, government and academia, the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance helps link resources in ways that can both optimize the funding essential for R&D and translate the benefits of new and sustainable technology into commercial opportunities by:

  • Building on a strong, existing foundation in chemical and advanced materials technology in the region.

  • Attracting large, multi-institutional grants and research contracts.

  • Establishing interdisciplinary research partnerships among institutions of higher education, the corporate community, start-up organizations and centers of excellence.

  • Fostering a robust pipeline of platforms that creates numerous projects and scientific opportunites, additional investment by multi-national companies, start-up entities and future growth in high-wage jobs.

  • Providing state of the art infrastructure that becomes a national focal point for excellence in sustainable chemistry.